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John Portillo

Meet John Portillo, a distinguished veteran in the foodservice industry and the esteemed CEO of Portillo Sales & Marketing. With an illustrious career spanning three decades, John has consistently demonstrated his prowess and achieved remarkable milestones in various executive leadership roles within regional and national sales agencies.

John’s expertise extends to strong client management and strategic acumen, making him a trusted figure in the industry. His extensive network of relationships with distributors and operators speaks to his deep understanding of the nuances within the foodservice landscape. Notably, John brings a unique perspective, having garnered experience in both broad-line and regional distributors, as well as re-distributors.

As the CEO of Portillo Sales & Marketing, John’s leadership has been instrumental in steering the company to new heights of success. His wealth of industry knowledge, coupled with a strategic mindset, positions Portillo Sales & Marketing as a dynamic and forward-thinking player in the market.

“I once told my son when he first started working in foodservice: one thing they don’t teach you in school is how to talk to adults. If you sincerely want to sell something, waiting for an e-mail response is not the answer. You have to call someone live on the phone to truly learn in this business” – John Portillo

John Portillo’s legacy in the foodservice industry is defined not only by his outstanding achievements but also by his dedication to nurturing relationships, embracing strategic thinking, and imparting wisdom to those who follow in his footsteps. As the driving force behind Portillo Sales & Marketing, John continues to shape the industry with his vision, experience, and commitment to excellence.

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