Flashfood has appointed Jordan Schenck as chief brand officer and Sepideh “Sepi” Burkett as head of partner development.
Schenck and Burkett’s appointments are the first executive hires under Nicholas Bertram’s leadership, who joined Flashfood in February as president.
“I am extremely excited to welcome two visionary and seasoned leaders to the Flashfood organization. The appointments of Jordan and Sepi come at a time when our momentum is building, but not as fast as the need from both people and the planet,” Bertram said.
“Our mission of eliminating food waste, while feeding families, is the reason they have joined Flashfood – a mission that is shared by a growing number of retail partners. I know that hiring diverse, experienced talent is one of the fastest and most impactful ways to help our partners accomplish even more in their communities.”
Named as one of Forbes’ Top 50 Most Innovative Chief Marketing Officers in 2021, Schenck brings expertise and experience in building sustainability-focused brands to Flashfood. She recently served as head of consumer marketing for Impossible Foods and as co-founder and chief revenue officer of wellness brand Sunwink. She also serves on food tech boards, including most recently serving as an independent board member to Flashfood.
Burkett is a retail executive who brings more than 25 years of experience in health and wellness and retail innovation. Starting as a pharmacist at Walmart, she most recently served as VP of store experience at Meijer. She also serves on the advisory board of Penn State University World Campus.
These appointments will help Flashfood’s grocery presence in North America reach new heights by fostering the development of the company’s world-changing brand and continue to grow partnerships with grocery retailers.
Flashfood allows consumers to browse deals from their phone as a way to save up to 50 percent off items nearing their best-by date, such as meats, dairy, seafood, fruits, vegetables and bakery items. Shoppers browse and buy discounted food items through the app and pick up their order from the Flashfood Zone located inside their participating store.
To learn more about Flashfood, visit flashfood.com.