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Business Observer Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 5 days ago

Food company names former ice cream exec CFO

Richard Tang has more than 25 years of experience in senior leadership roles.

BONITA SPRINGS —  Innovative Food Holdings named consumer and food industry executive Richard Tang CFO.

Tang, according to a statement, will be responsible financial strategies and help support growth initiatives at IVFH, a specialty food company that provides chefs and consumers direct access to specialty food products as well as gift boxes and other curated products.

“Richard is a proven leader, and I am excited to welcome him to IVFH,” Innovative Food Holdings CEO Sam Klepfish says in the statement. “Richard is the latest addition to our leadership team and brings an impressive track record of success as a finance executive at high-performing and fast-growing, ecommerce, subscription-based ecommerce and other food-based companies. His presence will bring tremendous value to our team as we work to execute our long-term growth strategy, advance our positions in key markets and deliver strong operating and financial performance.”

Richard Tang commented, “Over the past two years IVFH has created a unique platform of industry leading e-commerce and e-commerce subscription capabilities. I am excited to join IVFH as the Company focuses on further leveraging its platform to drive top-line growth and bottom-line profitability across its multiple channel opportunities.”   

Tang has more than 25 years of experience in senior leadership roles, working in consumer, e-commerce, and food-based sectors. Most recently, was CFO for Van Leeuwen Ice Cream LLC, a nationwide manufacturer of ultra-premium dairy and vegan ice cream distributed and sold through 2,000 supermarket and independent chain doors nationwide and brick and mortar locations in New York and Los Angeles. Prior to Van Leeuwen, Tang was CFO at Nutraceutical Wellness, Inc., a global subscription-based CPG e-commerce and business-to-business wellness vitamin and supplements consumer business, the releaser states. Tang has also held senior financial roles at The Condé Nast Publications, Time Warner, and Walt Disney Corporation.   

Founded in 2002, Innovative Food Holdings has $58.2 million in revenue in 2019.


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