Industry Partner - Hans Schatz
President / CEO - CULT Coffee Roaster
Hans has spent his life’s work in the foodservice industry, starting humbly like so many washing dishes and busing tables in high school. After spending his early years in the restaurant and hotel industry in management, he transitioned into the food distribution sector. He worked his way to a senior leadership position with an almost $3B foodservice corporation, Food Services of America. Hans worked in many positions at FSA and was moved many times from unique market to unique market, always taking on more and greater responsibilities with each move, becoming the youngest division president ever in the history of the company in Idaho. After a successful tenure as a division president Hans was promoted to the Corporate SVP of Sales & Marketing for the entire enterprise (Services Group of America, 5 food-group companies). Through a career that has spanned 30+ years he has worked with just about every type and kind of foodservice operation known, from small independent ‘Mom & Pop” establishments to the nation’s largest chains such as Applebee’s, Brinker and Subway.
Hans transitioned from his corporate position in 2013 and spent time in the Start-Up world with 3 different opportunities and then landed with CULT Coffee Roaster in June of 2015. Hans has a passion for growth and innovation through dynamic customer and supplier relationships, understanding that only by working together in a transparent win-win environment can each partner have sustainable success. Ultimately all of the work comes down to creating evangelists with the consumer driven by a sincere business model and products that create a craving!
Hans also has been on various non-profit boards and industry associations as a leader, contributor, in planning conferences, and as a speaker and panelist (IFMA, IFDA, IMA, DMA, YPO, Life’s Kitchen, The Humanitarian Bowl and others). Hans is currently on the Advisory Boards of; Kivasun Foods, Arizona State University Fulton School of Engineering TEM College, and Northern Arizona University School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Hans has a BBA in Business – Marketing.
President / CEO
CULT Coffee Roaster