Brandon Barnholt has served as president and CEO of KeHE Distributors since 2007. Brandon took over from Jerry Kehe, the company’s founder, as a key part of Jerry’s plan to convert the business from a privately held family company to an ESOP-owned, professionally run corporation. Under Brandon’s leadership, the company — based in Naperville, a Chicago suburb — has grown from a dominant Midwest specialty distributor with roughly $600 million in revenue to one of North America’s leading specialty food and natural products distributors, operating 12 warehouses in the U.S. and Canada and generating more than $2 billion in revenue. Brandon has held executive management positions for the past 20+ years in the food industry’s retail and supply chain sectors.