Who We Are

Scott McNair

President and CEO

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Scott McNair joined 8th Avenue Food & Provisions in May 2020 as President & Chief Executive Officer.

Before joining 8th Avenue, Scott led numerous private equity-backed organizations to profitable outcomes, including many operational and financial turnarounds. He also has more than three decades of extensive U.S. and global food experience with Nestle, ConAgra, Tyson and Schwan’s.

Throughout his career, Scott has successfully implemented a strategic approach to reinvigorating brands, improving costs, and sharpening operational execution to drive strong business results.

He began his career at Nestle as an Area Sales Representative within Stouffer Foods, later serving in a broad range of management roles across the United States with some of the top CPG companies.

Scott has used his general management, marketing and operational skills to improve business performance across an assorted array of food categories and channels of trade, with a concentration on leadership and disciplined execution. He is a hands-on leader who is known for enabling teams to hit extraordinary results.

Scott earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Messiah College along with his MBA from Fontbonne University. He has also taught at the University of Missouri’s MBA program as an adjunct professor.

Arrow Lou Arace

Lou Arace

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Arrow Deepashri Khare

Deepashri Khare

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Arrow Mike Petrie

Mike Petrie

General Manager of Pasta

Arrow Julie Burns

Julie Burns

General Manager of Healthy Snacks & Nut Butters

Arrow Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen

Chief Financial Officer

Arrow Marcel Tayssoun

Marcel Tayssoun

SVP Information Technology

Arrow John P. Lavey

John P. Lavey

General Counsel

Our Future


We are building a performance-based culture and investing in people and talent. We respect the contributions and ideas of all of our associates, and we support personal and professional growth.

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