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Fresh Thyme Welcomes Mark Doiron as CMO and Carol Okamato as CFO

Fresh Thyme Welcomes Mark Doiron as CMO and Carol Okamato as CFO

DOWNERS GROVER, IL - Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is serious about growth for the second half of 2017, going so far as to appoint two new executives to fill some of its top roles in the company. The Illinois-based chain announced that it will add Schnucks alum Mark Doiron as Chief Merchandising Officer, and former Roundy’s head financier Carol Okamoto as Chief Financial Officer.

Chris Sherrell, CEO, Fresh Thyme“We are excited to have Carol and Mark join the Fresh Thyme family,” said Chief Executive Officer Chris Sherrell upon the announcement. “They both bring with them extensive experience that will help align our processes to become more efficient, and support our continued growth and success.”

Mark Doiron, Chief Merchandising Officer

Mark Doiron, CMO, Fresh ThymeDoiron, Fresh Thyme’s new CMO will bring more than 30 years of experience to his role, having most recently served as Chief Merchant and Supply Chain Officer at Schnuck’s Markets. In this new position, Doiron will be responsible for all procurement, merchandising, and supply chain, reporting directly to Sherrell. Prior to his work with Schnucks, Mark also garnered experience as President of a frozen food distribution company and Chief Supply Chain Officer for all of Delhaize’s operations in the United States. Doiron began his career with Ahold Delhaize-owned Hannaford Brothers. 

Carol Okamoto, Chief Financial Officer

Carol Okamato, CFO, Fresh ThymeNow appointed CFO, Okamoto will be responsible for overseeing all finance functions for Fresh Thyme, including Accounting and FP & A, Pricing, and Information Technology. Okamoto most recently was the CFO for Roundy’s Supermarket, a division of Kroger. Carol’s experience stems from Controller positions with True Value, as well as Crate and Barrel. According to a press release, she’s been able to gain knowledge of supply chain operations for warehouses and transportation, accounting, accounts payable, and risk management over her career.

Fresh Thyme has big growth plans in store for 2017 and beyond

Founded just three years ago, the organic and natural foods-focused retailer has gone literally from 0 to 60, or more specifically, 62 locations. In just the next few months, Fresh Thyme predicts its numbers will rise even higher to 70, and by 2019, the retailer shared with AndNowUKnow that it plans to reach 150 locations.

AndNowUKnow would like to extend our congrats to both appointees on their new executive positions!

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market