Denton McLane is the Chairman of McLane Global, a subsidiary of McLane Group and a premier international trading company that combines sales, marketing, distribution and logistics expertise to export American Brands to markets around the world. The McLane family name has been involved in food logistics and supply chain services for over 120 years. Through McLane Hunger Solutions, McLane Global works to provide food banks and hunger relief efforts throughout the United States with high-quality, nutritious foods at low costs.
Denton received a BBA degree in Economics from Baylor University in 1999, and Masters Degree in Economics from The University of Alabama in 2003.
In his role as Chairman, Denton has led McLane Global for over 15 years, designing the company’s strategies and implementing them through direction of the executive management team. Denton is also the Vice President of McLane Group, and is a member of the McLane family’s investment committee.
Previous to his work at McLane Global, Denton worked in other fields including real estate investments, professional sports (he served as Financial Projects Coordinator for the Nashville Predators, and he worked for the Houston Astros), the recording industry (EMI Christian music), and he worked for the international McLane family businesses in Europe.
Denton McLane is a Christian, and resides in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife and children.
Todd’s 20 years of experience in accounting and finance within the grocery industry allow him to navigate the complex challenges of the business. His leadership plays a vital role within our management team. Todd graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a BA in Accounting and Finance. Earning his CPA in the state of Ohio in 1993, He joined The Kroger Co. and held positions in Audit, Tax, as well as Assistant Corporate Controller of The Kroger Co. and Director of Finance for the Southwest Division of The Kroger Co. encompassing the Texas/Louisiana Division. Todd held the position of CFO for McLane Global prior to being promoted to Senior Vice President managing McLane Global Logistics, the third party logistics division. Todd was then promoted to President for McLane Global with responsibilities over the International, Domestic and HRDN divisions as well as administrative functions. Excelling in his role, Todd was named CEO and President of McLane Global and now presides over all functions of the business.
Melanie Perez brings over 15 years of experience in Accounting and Finance to McLane Global. Born and raised in Germany, she is bilingual in English and German. Melanie holds the equivalent of an MBA and an Engineering Degree from the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. She is also certified as a CPA in the state of Texas.
John Pollock is our Vice President of Global Sourcing. He is a 25 year veteran in the food industry with over 10 years of international direct procurement experience. He began his food career in 1995 with Darden Restaurants as a seafood buyer and then accepted a role to manage the seafood category at Sysco Corporation in 2000. He held various roles at Sysco in sourcing and category management, including the creation of Sysco’s global procurement teams based in Hong Kong and Ireland. He has a BS degree in Finance from Lehigh University and an MBA from the University of Denver. Born and raised in Venezuela, he is fluent in Spanish. John’s background and experience provide McLane Global the ability to discover and develop strong international supplier relationships improving our product options and costs for our customers.
Prashant Iyer brings over 15 years of international business experience from food companies such as The Global Green Company, Pepsico and Poore Brothers, working in international business development, private label programs and global sourcing. As a performance driven leader with a global mindset, Prashant has successfully grown and developed new business in Asia, Indian sub-continent and Middle-east. As the Director of International Sales, Prashant’s role at McLane Global is to lead the international team as the company moves into a new and exciting phase of global expansion. Prior to joining McLane Global, Prashant worked as an analyst in market research at Sun Microsystems. Prashant has an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a second Master’s in International Business from India. He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Tamil.
Patrick Kerim brings McLane Global 25 years of experience developing and managing food and non-food programs for retailers and national brand owners in the USA and overseas. He is an expert at business development, global sourcing, private label, and contract manufacturing. He has worked in both the import/export and manufacturing areas, with his most recent position at a €600 million per year multi-category food manufacturer with 17 factories around the world.
His main focus at McLane Global is the U.S. Sales and Manufacturing division, where he is responsible for developing sales to retailers and co-manufacturing partnerships with national brand owners. In addition, he provides guidance, leads, sources, and knowledge to other team members in the international, hunger relief, food service, procurement, and logistics divisions of the company. Patrick has a bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of California, Davis and speaks English, Spanish, French, and conversational Arabic.
Nick Gibbons is our Vice President of Supply Chain and brings to McLane Global over 20 years of experience in all facets of Supply Chain Operations, Transportation, and Retail Sales. He has held various leadership roles at Home Depot, H-E-B Grocer, GHRA, and Coca-Cola leading high-performing teams to overdelivering results and best-in-class customer service.
Jackie Hendrick is the Director of Human Resources for McLane Global. Jackie received her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. In 2010, Jackie became certified by HRCI receiving her PHR. Jackie possesses over 20 years of HR leadership specializing in US employment law, training, and developing HR departments. Jackie joined McLane Global in 2020 partnering with the leadership team to build a strategic plan for human capital success throughout the organization.
Anpin Hsieh is our Director of Procurement and brings to McLane Global over 19 years of experience in food procurement. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Economics with a minor in International Affairs and is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Her experience is quite extensive, from retail (ShopRite/Wakefern), wholesale procurement and distribution (C&S Wholesale Grocers) to food imports and food service (Rema Foods & Royal Food Import). This allows her to leverage her comprehensive understanding of both domestic and international sourcing, purchasing, supply chain and logistics to optimize procurement activities at McLane Global. Anpin’s strength in international procurement and sourcing provides a significant advantage for our MHS and value customers. This allows McLane Global to have the flexibility to source goods domestically and/or internationally so that savings can be passed on to our customers.
Marissa Parisi brings over twenty years of experience in hunger relief and health care to McLane Global. She formerly served as the executive director of RiseVT working to expand community-based prevention programs within Vermont’s state health care system. Before RiseVT, Marissa was the executive director of Hunger Free Vermont, a statewide hunger relief and policy organization. She is a nationally known expert on food security and federal nutrition policy. Marissa holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Hartwick College in Sociology, a Master’s of Science degree from Springfield College in Human Services, and a Certificate in Business Excellence from the Senior Leaders Program at Columbia Business School. In 2021, she received an additional credential from Columbia Business School in Advancing Racial Equity. She lives in Shelburne, Vermont with her husband Michael and their many rescue pets.
Dr. Taquina Davis
Dr. Taquina Davis comes to McLane Health Solutions with over ten years of experience demonstrating the ability to partner with multiple sectors effectively, including managing and assisting with advocacy, health and racial equity, community engagement, and health care delivery. She has the desire and experience to work for and with organizations that help strengthen and implement strategies designed to achieve health equity. Her experience includes program development, management, community health, population health, complementary and alternative health, chronic disease prevention, and wellness.
As a leader in the community health field, she works in and with communities to substantially impact and improve community health outcomes in her home state of South Carolina. In communities, she works to develop, implement, evaluate, and maintain comprehensive, evidence-based chronic disease prevention and wellness programs for community members who are underserved and uninsured. In addition, she has the opportunity to work closely with clinicians and community-based organizations to provide optimal care to patients and community members.
As the current chair for a local coalition, she oversees the development and design of plans, logic models and cultivates resources with new partners to support community health and health equity priorities. She serves as an advisor on related projects and initiatives on various local community coalitions, boards, and advocacy committees. She assists with advancing state and local public health practice interventions to help achieve health equity. As the Senior Advisor at McLane Health Solutions, she will work directly with our customers to design programs for their unique populations as well as offer technical assistance on evaluation and outreach.
Taquina has her MA in Health & Wellness with a concentration in alternative medicine and her PH.D. in Health Education and Promotions. She enjoys spending time with her family, Markcus (Husband), Israel (Son) and Junia (Daughter).