Meet The Broccoli Team
President & CEO
Richard has worked in the food service industry for over 35 years. His knowledge and background stems from working in his family's food processing and slaughterhouse business in the 1980’s. Building on this knowledge and experience, he branched into his own sales and marketing company, Broccoli Associates, focusing on protein items. Richard is proud to have expanded into the many categories of perishable and non-perishable items that are offered today.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, including his two black labs, traveling and enjoying the beautiful scenery on motorcycle excursions throughout New England.
Director of Sales
RJ has been with Broccoli Associates since January 2013. He represents our 3 core brokerage lines (Cooper Farms, Maid-Rite Specialty Foods, Delft Blue Veal), traveling with territory Sales Reps, conducting in-house cuttings/demos, store checks and numerous regional trade shows. Since 2015, his focus has been on developing a larger service area and building new relationships with other industry partners to accommodate our growing Non-Profit sector.
Before his time with Broccoli Associates, he worked for one of our local supply partners, Casa Imports, in the Meat Sales office. Prior to that, he spent 5 years with Hannaford Supermarket and has over 10 years of experience working within the Utica food industry.
Chief Financial Officer
Christopher has been with Broccoli Associates since January 2018. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Natural Resource Management and Policy from Paul Smiths College in 2015 and his Masters in Business Administration from Utica University. He has held many jobs ranging from construction to an Aquatic Invasive Species Management Diver.
He grew up working in his family’s deli/ bakery in Utica, NY and came aboard Broccoli Associates January 1st 2018 where he took over the operations management inside the office. On his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, SCUBA Diving, and traveling.
Graham joined our team after beginning his career in the environmental remediation and renewable energy sector. He spent 13 years rising up the ranks to become a Site Manager and Project Estimator where he was responsible for managing long term, large scale projects all over the country. Graham spent extended periods of time living in Kansas, Oklahoma, Alabama and Maryland overseeing job sites first hand which allowed him to explore different communities and work alongside people from all walks of life. In this role, it was essential to demonstrate high levels of organization, maintain strong inter-personal working relationships and communication levels with suppliers, subcontractors, engineers, and clients.
We believe his skillset, work ethic and personality translates wonderfully to our industry and will be instrumental in helping us streamline our processes, aid in preparing product offerings, and allowing us to maintain the high levels of communication that you have become accustomed to all these years, and for years to come.
Outside of work Graham enjoys live music, golfing with friends and camping with family.
Erin is our newest addition to the Broccoli Team. She brings 15+ years of customer relations experience with 10 years in an Office Manager position. She takes pride in her organizational skills, the ability to multi-task and a strong desire to learn new skills & expand her knowledge.
Her professional experience has ranged from Healthcare, Insurance Agent/Broker & Environmental work over the last 20 years.
Erin was born and raised in Canastota, NY and in her spare time she loves spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She also enjoys anything outdoors like kayaking, camping, and live music every chance she gets.
Broccoli Associates is proud to be in business for over 25 years. The service and value-added expertise we offer is second to none. We have an outstanding reputation in the industry and we look forward to serving your needs.
PO Box 4457
Utica, NY 13504
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