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Chris Craddock

Meet Chris Craddock, a seasoned leader with over 15 years of dedicated service as the President of Food Sales East (FSE), a dynamic Sales and Marketing Agency based in the Southeast. Since taking the helm of FSE in April 2008, Chris has played a pivotal role in elevating FSE as the preferred representative for premier Food and Beverage Manufacturers across the Southern states.

At the core of Chris’s leadership philosophy is a vision for Sales One – to be recognized as the “Best Foodservice Focused Sales Force” in the industry. This ambitious vision is driven by strategic partnerships with committed foodservice manufacturers, guided by a proven and disciplined foodservice sales model. Sales One’s success is fueled by an entrepreneurial work ethic and a vibrant culture, uniquely powered by local in-market ownership.

Chris brings a wealth of experience from his time at Nestlé, where, as Division Vice President from December 2004 to April 2008, he led a $200 million sales organization, crafting and executing successful sales plans across commercial and non-commercial channels. Managing a diverse team of professionals, including division and regional managers, direct sales managers, and brokerage companies, Chris’s leadership left an indelible mark on Nestlé’s success.

Throughout his career, Chris has demonstrated a knack for surpassing objectives, fostering growth, and implementing innovative strategies. His friendly yet professional approach has not only shaped successful sales organizations but has also made a substantial impact on the broader foodservice industry. Chris Craddock is not just a leader; he’s a driving force for positive change in the world of food sales and marketing.

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