Trusthouse Services Group Adds Chief Growth Officer To Leadership Team
CHRIS CIATTO BRINGS EXPERTISE IN STRATEGY, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT TO THE ORGANIZATION
(Charlotte, NC – June 23, 2015) Chris Ciatto has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer for Elior North America, it was announced today by Dr. Brian Poplin, President and CEO. In this newly created role, Ciatto will focus on corporate strategy and driving organic growth while expanding sales and marketing efforts for the Charlotte-based managed foodservices company. He will report directly to Poplin.
With over 20 years of strategy development, sales, operations, and leadership experience, Ciatto was most recently Senior Vice President of Prevention Solutions for OptumHealth, a division of UnitedHealth Group, where he was responsible for a full complement of health and wellness offerings including their onsite physical activity and nutrition programs.
“We are pleased to add Chris to our leadership team,” said Poplin. “He has a unique ability to see growth opportunities and his extensive experience in the segments we serve, especially healthcare and senior services, allows us to provide more targeted services to this important demographic, while enhancing our overall performance throughout our portfolio.”
During his leadership at OptumHealth, Ciatto executed a major financial turnaround driven by new product introductions, accelerated organic sales and strong financial discipline.
“Joining the ELior Group allows me to focus on creating client and employee value with a team that has demonstrated success in the key markets they serve,” said Ciatto. “I am looking forward to bringing innovative solutions to the market and leveraging my health and wellness experience to complement all that Elior North America is doing in those markets.”
Before OptumHealth, Ciatto served as Chief Executive Officer of Plus One Health Management, a provider of comprehensive health promotion solutions, where he was integral to the company’s exponential growth. He implemented an overall growth strategy that included targeted selling, creation of new strategic partnerships and the execution of three successful acquisitions which propelled Plus One into its position as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.
Ciatto was also the driving force behind many operational improvements at Plus One, including quality assurance, hospitality training, technology advancements, safety programs and a relentless commitment to client service.
Prior to his tenure at Plus One, Ciatto was a key member of the executive team at ARAMARK. He was also a member of the partnership at the strategy consulting firm, McKinsey & Co., where he focused on helping some of the country’s leading consumer and technology companies grow their businesses aggressively.
Chris earned a joint Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
About Elior North America
Elior North America enhances people’s lives through culinary innovation and a commitment to providing exemplary service. The family of companies, with over 18,000 team members, provides food services and catering to more than 1,500 client accounts in five industry segments across the continental United States. Elior North America is among the top contract food service companies in the United States. The company has a management partnership with European contract catering firm Elior. Learn more at www.elior-na.com.
About the Elior Group
Founded in 1991, Paris-based Elior has grown into a worldwide player in the contracted food and support services industry, generating revenue of €5.341 billion in FY 2013-2014 through 18,000 restaurants and points of sale in 13 countries. Driven by an unwavering commitment to excellence, our 106,000 passionately professional employees provide innovative, personalized catering and service solutions on a daily basis to 3.8 million customers in the business & industry, education, healthcare, leisure and travel markets, taking genuine care of each and every person they serve. Elior has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2004 and our corporate philosophy – which is centered on quality and responsible relations with others—is reflected in the Elior motto: “Because the whole experience matters.”