TriMark USA, one of the country’s largest foodservice equipment and supplies dealers, has named Frank Lordi as Chief Financial Officer, effective July 18. He will report to the Executive Chairman Mitchell Jacobson, who is currently leading the office of the CEO.
Lordi joins TriMark from BDO, where he was a partner in the firm’s advisory practice. In his new role, he will have full responsibility for TriMark’s finance and information technology operations and will focus on TriMark’s goal to be the most successful foodservice equipment and supply company in its markets by exceeding customer expectations.
Lordi brings 30 years of broad experience in finance, operations, accounting, and risk management to the company. Before joining BDO, he founded and served as managing principal of AC Lordi, a boutique management consulting firm, where he oversaw global finance initiatives for numerous companies such as modernizing accounting operations, developing compliance programs, redesigning management reporting, and implementing global human resources and financial systems.
As a partner with BDO, Lordi previously led TriMark’s financial operations on an interim basis in the first half of 2020 and has served as a senior advisor to TriMark since November 2021. In that time, he has developed a deep knowledge of TriMark and has established himself as a trusted advisor to the company’s senior leadership team.
“I am excited to join TriMark as full-time CFO,” Lordi said. “I have been involved with the company intermittently since 2019. TriMark is a market leader with tremendous opportunities for continued growth. I’ve admired the determination and competency of the leadership team since my first interactions and look forward to being a part of that team as we embark together on the next chapter in Trimark’s long and successful history.”
“Frank is already a member of our team and has a proven track of success here at TriMark,” Jacobson said. “I'm excited that he has decided to join us on a full time and permanent basis. It’s a true testament to the growth and future success he sees in TriMark.”
Additionally, Jacobson has assumed the role of executive chairman of the Board of Directors of TriMark and continues to lead the Office of the CEO, comprising key senior leaders Tom Wienclaw (executive vice president of the North Region and chief growth officer), Karen McCain (executive vice president of the South), Mike Passanisi (general counsel), and Lordi. In this role, Jacobson assumes executive leadership of the company, leading day-to-day operations with the Office of the CEO.
“Having spent my career in the distribution business, I see in TriMark an enormous opportunity for growth and enhanced value creation for our associates, customers, owners and suppliers,” Jacobson said. “With the leadership team we have in place and the growth initiatives launched this year, I believe we are well positioned to capture market share.”
Former CEO Jerry Hyman, who moved into the chairman role in 2020, will continue to support the company as vice chairman of the board and will support efforts with TriMark’s buying groups, key customers and the industry.