Flashfood Appoints Megan Martinelli as First Chief People Officer and Calli Brannan as Head of Customer Success; Nicholas Bertram Details



Flashfood Appoints Megan Martinelli as First Chief People Officer and Calli Brannan as Head of Customer Success; Nicholas Bertram Details


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CANADA - A new C-suite hire is being welcomed to the Flashfood team. The industry partner has named Megan Martinelli as its Chief People Officer, returning from a year of maternity leave. Flashfood also promoted current Director of Partnerships Calli Brannan to the role of Head of Customer Success.

Megan Martinelli, Chief People Officer, FlashFood

“My personal mission is to ensure that Flashfood teammates feel a sense of belonging, particularly as we grow and our team gets bigger,” said Martinelli on the appointment. “It is my responsibility to ensure they are given the tools and leadership they need to succeed in their roles at Flashfood.”

Martinelli will lead the people function at Flashfood with an expanded role covering legal, compliance, and sustainability. She plans to accelerate Flashfood’s tech deployment and community impact by leveraging people analytics, talent development, and a secure development platform that enables the company to continue innovating, a press release stated.

The industry partner has named Megan Martinelli as its Chief People Officer and promoted current Director of Partnerships Calli Brannan to the role of Head of Customer Success

Three years ago, Martinelli started as the first hire in the People & Culture department and witnessed and contributed to the various stages of the company’s evolution. Prior to Flashfood, she held key People and Culture roles at Points International. She also served in a variety of human resource roles at Toronto General.

Calli Brennan, Head of Customer Success, Flashfood

In her new role, Brannan will own the customer experience for Flashfood’s two-sided marketplace. Brannan was a critical member of the early team that built Flashfood’s retail presence, and has worked in the food insecurity and food waste reduction space for a decade.

As the Founder of Detroit-based One More Meal, Brannan’s passion for creating a better future was developed early in her career. She was a Community Nutrition Program Instructor at Michigan State University Extension and served as a Board Member at the Detroit Food Policy Council.

Nicholas Bertram, Chief Executive Officer, Flashfood

“Megan and Calli will have a tremendous impact on our culture and performance, and will help shape our strategy for growth,” said Nicholas Bertram, Chief Executive Officer. “Our company is advantaged by their leadership, and these new responsibilities will accelerate our growing momentum as an organization.”

Congratulations to these two leaders!