Executive Team

Steve McCormick

Steve McCormick
President and CEO

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions (RSCS), Steve McCormick continues a history of leadership through innovation and transformation. Under Steve’s leadership, RSCS will build on a strong tradition of world-class supply chain excellence and system-wide value creation to become the world’s premier restaurant supply chain organization. A strategic focus on partnership and collaboration between brand teams, suppliers and franchisee partners will drive innovative thinking and breakthrough results for members, while maximizing profitability through top and bottom line growth.

With over 20 years of supply chain experience with companies such as Coca-Cola Enterprises and Pepsi Bottling Group, Steve brings the unique experience of being a general manager for 10 years as the President of Odwalla, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company), President, Weight Watchers North America, and CEO of Borden Dairy Company.

A graduate of Winthrop University, Steve holds a BS in Business Administration. His ability to develop strong executive teams, integrate divisions and maximize efficiencies for increased profit margins is visible through his rich history of performance and a hallmark of his work.


Tom ImHoff




Todd Imhoff
Chief Procurement Officer

As Chief Procurement Officer, Todd’s leadership of the procurement team establishes a strong vision and direction for commodity management and strategic sourcing across the entirety of our system. Todd’s philosophy of working in partnership with franchisees, suppliers, distributors, YUM! Brands, and trading partners delivers a competitive advantage to all members through “best in class” procurement of all food, packaging, equipment and centralized items and services.

Todd joined the organization from Alcoa Inc., a global procurement organization, where he served as Vice President Global Commodity Management. During his tenure as Alcoa, Todd led a global team responsible for the commercial procurement of strategic materials, indirect materials and services, and capital equipment and services for the enterprise. He also held positions at Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, Monsanto/Solutia and PepsiCo.

Todd earned a BS in Business Logistics from Penn State University and an MBA from the JL Kellogg School at Northwestern University.


Ray Khan

 

Ray Khan
Chief Financial Officer

Ray provides financial leadership and governance for RSCS and supports fact-based decision making across the organization. Through Ray, the financial, accounting and business technology functions plan and develop the operating and capital plans, provide financial operations support and drive business technology platforms. Ray aligns the teams for strategic business partnerships within and throughout RSCS and supports the acceleration of RSCS’s restaurant margin improvement initiatives across the concepts.

Ray joined the organization having spent much of his career with General Electric Company, coupled with more recent experience in private equity, working with Cerberus Capital Management. Ray started his career with GE as a college intern. Achieving significant success, Ray’s accomplishments are many and include leading organization strategy for $7 billion in procurement, distribution and manufacturing costs of a global sourcing team, a US distribution network and 10 manufacturing operations, including a 50-person finance team, plant finance managers and directors.

Ray earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College and is Six Sigma Black Belt Certified.


Michele Esselman

Michele Esselman
Chief Human Resources Officer

Michele joined RSCS in 2005. Working to instill a high-performance culture throughout the company, Michele has been instrumental in creating programs and opportunities to develop leadership and highlight the company’s ongoing strategic and high-performance management program. With a renewed emphasis on organizational development and succession planning, combined with a focus on change management and a world class culture, RSCS has heightened the impact of human resources on the ultimate success of the company.

Michele is responsible for human resources practices, recruitment and retention, organizational and professional development, rewards and benefits. Additionally, she leads the company’s efforts in internal and external communications and administration.

Before joining the organization, Michele had more than 20 years of human resources, finance and information technology experience with Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. (now R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.) where she demonstrated her strengths in developing a winning culture and change management. Michele last served as Divisional Vice President, Employee Communications and Information Systems. She also held a variety of finance positions at NTS Corp., Kentucky Fried Chicken and Capital Holding Corporation.

Michele earned a BA in Accounting from Bellarmine University and is a Certified Management Accountant.
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