Corporate leadership

Tony Sarsam

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tony Sarsam was named President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2020.

Tony has three decades of leadership experience in the food industry and has a deep understanding of every facet of the consumer-packaged goods and food distribution business.

Previously, Tony led Borden Dairy as CEO, where he focused on developing a people-first culture and a renewed commitment to innovation and service. Before joining Borden, Tony served as CEO of Ready Pac Foods.

Prior to leading Ready Pac, Tony was President of the Nestlé USA Direct Store Delivery Company, which served the Nestlé frozen pizza and ice cream businesses. He also served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Operations at Dreyer’s, which was acquired by Nestlé. Tony began his career at PepsiCo, where he started as an associate engineer and progressed through a series of leadership roles, including Plant Manager, Director of Finance and Region Vice President for Sales and Distribution in the West.

Tony holds a Bachelor of Science, Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University and a Master of Science in Management from Stanford.

Adrienne Chance

Vice President, Communications and Executive Director, SpartanNash Foundation

Adrienne Chance was named Vice President, Communications and Executive Director, SpartanNash Foundation in April 2021. She oversees internal and external communications, charitable giving and government affairs.

Before joining SpartanNash, Adrienne served as Senior Director of Corporate Communications for Borden Dairy Company. She also established the communications department and led internal and external communications across all five global divisions of Topgolf Entertainment Group. In 2017, Adrienne earned PR News’ Top Woman in PR Award for positioning Topgolf as a globally recognized lifestyle brand. Earlier in her career, Adrienne led B2B marketing communications and public relations for healthcare IT company T-System, Inc. and worked on the customer advocacy team at Southwest Airlines.

Adrienne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from the University of Florida and completed leadership training through the Disney Institute.

Arif Dar

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Arif Dar has served as SpartanNash’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since January 2019, responsible for the development and execution of the company’s IT strategy, ensuring alignment with the SpartanNash’s overall business strategy, and providing strategic direction and oversight for the design, development, operation and support of IT systems and programs.

Previously, Arif was the CIO for SC Johnson and Sons, a privately-held global manufacturer of household cleaning supplies and consumer goods. He has also held executive IT positions at Maple Leaf Foods, Bombardier Transportation, General Motors, Tyco International and General Electric.

Arif received his Master of Business Administration degree in MIS and Operations from the University of Western Ontario (Canada); his Master of Science degree in Communication Systems and Radio Engineering from King’s College, University of London (U.K.); and his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics & Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering & Technology (Pakistan).

He has his black belt in Six Sigma Quality Training.

Ileana McAlary

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Ileana McAlary has served as SVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary since November 2021, overseeing the company’s legal function.

Bilingual in English and Spanish, Ileana has broad-based corporate, transactional, regulatory compliance, risk mitigation and management experience across multiple industries and international markets. She was previously the Vice President Associate General Counsel & Compliance Officer at Wolverine World Wide. Prior to Wolverine World Wide, she held roles at Meijer, Amway Corporation and at the Miller Johnson law firm.

Ileana earned her undergraduate degree at Grand Valley State University, attended law school at the University of Havana in Cuba, and earned her law degree at Wayne State University. She has been a Member of the State Bar of Michigan since 2003.

Jason Monaco

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jason Monaco has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since March 2021, overseeing finance, mergers and acquisitions, treasury, internal audit, real estate and risk management for the company.

Prior to joining SpartanNash, Jason served as the CFO for New Orleans, La.-based Cornerstone Chemical Company. His extensive background also includes having served as CFO of Borden Dairy (2018-2020) as well as increasing executive leadership positions over 16 years with Kimberly-Clark.

He holds an MBA from The Goizueta Business School at Emory University and his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Knox College.

Dave Petko

Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer

Dave Petko was named Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer in April 2021, overseeing all aspects of SpartanNash’s supply chain, which serves company-owned stores, independent retailers and national accounts throughout the United States, as well as U.S. military commissaries around the world. His responsibilities include driving efficiencies and cost savings throughout supply chain and distribution operations, in addition to growing SpartanNash’s network and strengthening relationships with suppliers.

Dave previously served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for C&S Wholesale Grocers, driving operational efficiencies, safety, associate engagement, customer focus and innovative problem solving throughout the supply chain. During his 11-year tenure with C&W Wholesale Grocers, he also served as Regional Vice President of Operations (2014-2019), Senior Director ES3/D2S (2013-2014), Director of Operations (2012-2013) and General Manager of two facilities (2009-2012). Dave has 25 years of supply chain and distribution logistics experience in addition to a proven track record of transformational leadership and improved customer and associate satisfaction.

David Sisk

Senior Vice President and President, MDV

David Sisk was appointed President, MDV in February 2020, overseeing the company’s military division, which is a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries. In his role, he is responsible for developing, implementing and achieving the strategic policies, goals and objectives of the military division, as well as driving the success and growth of the Defense Commissary Agency’s private label product offerings, which are exclusively distributed by MDV.

Prior to joining the company, David served as President and Chief Operating Officer for OSC-WEBco, where he oversaw worldwide strategic plans, profit and loss accountability, personnel and global operations across all military divisions and more than 100 retail categories. He also held increasing responsibilities throughout his 30-year career with Procter & Gamble, including Customer Business Development Manager for the Global Military Division as well as leading U.S. and global shopper-based design and conceptual platform innovation.

He previously served as Chair of the American Logistics Association (ALA) Board of Directors and is a recipient of the ALA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tom Swanson

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Retail

Tom Swanson was named Executive Vice President and General Manger, Corporate Retail in March 2020, leading the corporate retail business unit for all corporate retail banners and Quick Stop fuel and convenience centers. He previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Retail (2018-2020), overseeing the overall strategy for the company’s more than 145 corporate stores in nine states to maximize SpartanNash’s expertise as a retailer and build greater connectivity with distribution customers. He also led the transition and integration of more than 20 Martin’s Super Markets into the SpartanNash family of stores.

Tom has more than 30 years of executive experience in grocery retail, including six years (2012-2018) as Vice President of SpartanNash’s Retail-West operations.

Masiar Tayebi

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Masiar Tayebi was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer in April 2021. He has more than 20 years of experience connecting strategy, technology, innovation and execution to drive growth and transformational change.

Previously, Masiar served as Global Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Whirlpool Corporation, responsible for acquisitions including Yummly, a leading digital food platform offering online grocery delivery. After acquiring Yummly in 2017, Masiar served as Chief Operating Officer at Yummly, executing Whirlpool’s innovation growth strategy.

Prior to leadership roles at Whirlpool, Masiar was an Executive Director at UBS focusing on strategy, M&A, technology and transformational change. He also worked with various Fortune 500 clients on strategic initiatives during his time in management consulting.

Masiar holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Bentley University.

Yvonne Trupiano

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Yvonne Trupiano was named Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in March 2018. She provides overall leadership to the company’s human resources functions, advancing culture, talent and performance. Her primary areas of responsibility include executive and broad-based compensation and benefits, succession planning, talent acquisition and management, learning and development, organizational design and effectiveness, labor relations, HRIS, payroll and diversity and inclusion.

Yvonne joined SpartanNash as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in October 2016. Previously, she held the position of Vice President, Human Resources at Avis Budget Group, in addition to other HR leadership roles during her tenure there.

Yvonne serves on the Heart of West Michigan United Way Board of Directors and is a trustee of the SpartanNash Foundation.

She holds a Bachelor of Science, Human Resource Development from Oakland University and a Master of Science, Human Resource Administration from Central Michigan University.