Corporate Officers

Dave Staples

President and Chief Executive Officer

David M. Staples has served as SpartanNash’s Chief Executive Officer since May 2017. In August 2016, he was appointed President of the company, leading SpartanNash’s overall strategy implementation and execution.

Staples previously served as Chief Operating Officer (2015-17), overseeing SpartanNash’s food distribution, retail and military segments in addition to information technology and real estate. He also held the title of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for 15 years and Vice President of Finance for a year.

Staples served as Divisional Vice President of Strategic Planning and Reporting for Kmart Corporation (1998-2000) and Divisional Vice President of Accounting Operations (1997-98). He is a certified public accountant.

Staples serves on the Topco Board of Directors. He also sits on the board of the Grand Rapids Symphony and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, holding a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Ted Adornato

Executive Vice President, Retail Operations

Theodore C. Adornato has served as Executive Vice President of Retail Operations since 2003, overseeing the operations of SpartanNash’s retail supermarkets and Quick Stop fuel and convenience centers.

Before joining the Company, Adornato served as Eastern Region Vice President of Tops Markets, LLC, a subsidiary of Royal Ahold, from 1998 to 2003. He also held a variety of management positions with Tops Markets and Acme Markets, Inc.

From 2011 to 2013, Adornato served on the Habitat for Humanity of Kent County Board of Directors. He has also served as a Board Member of the National Grocers Association and JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.

Adornato holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Binghamton University School of Management.

Dave Couch

Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

David deS. Couch has served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer since 2013. Previously, he served as the company’s Vice President of Information Technology, a title he held since 1996. For five years prior, Couch was Director of Information Technology.

Prior to joining Spartan Stores in 1987, Couch was a Product Manager for the Colorado Telecommunication Division of Hewlett Packard Corporation, Technical Services Manager for the Loveland Instrument Division of Hewlett Packard Corporation and Manager of Computer Services at General Foods Corporation in Battle Creek, Mich. He was also on the Processing Facilities Design Team for General Foods in White Plains, N.Y.

He previously served on the Holland Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors.

Couch holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Arizona.

Tammy Hurley

Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer

Tammy Hurley was appointed Chief Accounting Officer in August 2016. She was previously named Vice President, Finance in 2015, overseeing accounting, financial reporting, taxes and financial shared services.

Since joining SpartanNash as a Controller in 2001, Hurley has held finance roles of increasing responsibility. She was promoted to Director of Finance in 2002 and held the title until taking over the role of Vice President, Finance.

Hurley is a certified public accountant, with professional associations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.

She is a graduate of Ferris State University, holding a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Bob Kirch

Executive Vice President and President, Caito Foods, LLC

Robert Kirch has held the role of Executive Vice President and President of Caito Foods, LLC since January 2017, when the companies joined forces to bring fresh produce and fresh protein-based meals and snacks to more consumers throughout the U.S. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Caito Foods Services, Inc. from 2005-2012, when he was named President and CEO of Caito Foods.

Kirch has worked in many aspects of the fresh produce distribution and fresh food processing business, including merchandising, operations, procurement, marketing and strategic development.

Kirch serves on the board of the United Fresh Produce Association and is the chairman of its Wholesaler-Distributor Board.

He is a graduate of Butler University, holding both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in marketing.

Kathy Mahoney

President, MDV and Chief Legal Officer

Kathleen M. Mahoney was appointed President of MDV in May 2017, overseeing the company’s military division and the leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries. She has also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer since November 2015. Previously, she served as EVP, General Counsel and Secretary.

Mahoney joined Nash Finch in 2004 and was a member of the Executive Steering Committee that oversaw the integration of Spartan Stores, Inc. and Nash Finch Company in 2013.

Prior to joining the company, Mahoney served as Managing Partner of the St. Paul office of Larson King, LLP as well as Partner at Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly. She previously served as a law clerk to the Minnesota Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York before joining the Antitrust Division of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office as a Special Assistant Attorney General.

She currently serves on the Best Lawyers® Advisory Board, a group of distinguished legal professionals representing the world’s leading law firms and Fortune 500 companies. Mahoney also serves on the SpartanNash Foundation’s Board of Trustees as well as the Governance and Policy Committees of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce.

In 2016, Mahoney was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business. She has also been honored with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal Corporate Counsel Award and was named a Top 25 Industry Leader by the publication. She was also honored as one of the Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer.

Mahoney earned her juris doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Minnesota State, Michigan State and Ramsey County Bar Associations.

Larry Pierce

Executive Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing

Larry Pierce was named Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing for SpartanNash in July 2014, a position he held on an interim basis since August 2013. Previously, Pierce was the Vice President of Center Store Merchandising for six years.

Pierce joined the company in 2008 after serving in a variety of positions with Coca-Cola Enterprises, including Vice President of Sales for the supermarket’s mass and convenience channels.

Pierce holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from Michigan State University, where he majored in food systems economics and management. He earned his juris doctorate from the University of Detroit School of Law and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.

Mark Shamber

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Mark Shamber has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 2017, overseeing finance, mergers and acquisitions, treasury, internal audit, real estate and risk management for the company.

Prior to joining SpartanNash, Shamber served as SVP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) — a specialty and organic food distributor — from 2006 to 2015. From 2003 to 2006, he served as UNFI’s corporate controller.

Following his departure from UNFI at the end of 2015, Shamber has been working as an independent consultant and most recently served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Day Kimball Healthcare, Inc.

Earlier in his career, he worked in the audit practice of Ernst & Young LLP and in the finance department of Reebok International Ltd.

Shamber is a member of the Financial Executives International, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Bentley University and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Yvonne Trupiano

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Yvonne Trupiano has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since October 2016, responsible for talent management and development, labor relations, compensation, benefits, payroll and overall HR operations.

She joined SpartanNash from Avis Budget Group, where she held the position of Vice President, Human Resources as well as other HR leadership roles during her tenure there.

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

She serves on the Board of Directors for the Heart of West Michigan United Way.

Daniel Persinger

Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

Dan Persinger joined SpartanNash in 2014, serving as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. He previously spent 10 years in private practice at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, where he represented Spartan Stores in its securities and business transactions.

Persinger is a business attorney focused on securities law, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and corporate compliance. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School and his bachelor’s in economics from Harvard.

He is President of the Board of Directors of St. Cecilia Music Center, a historic performing arts center in Grand Rapids, Mich. He also serves as Secretary of the SpartanNash Foundation, the charitable giving arm of the company.