Leadership


At Tree of Life Canada our leadership philosophy centres around our values. We believe that people perform at their best when we empower them to make decisions, when they act with courage and integrity and when they are accountable for their actions.

We have a process-driven environment that strives to be the industry best in the way that we service our customers and our vendor partners. We accomplish this by continually developing our people and respecting the balance between work life and home life.


TOL Canada Senior Management Team

alt Jamie Moody

President

Jamie has been in the grocery/CPG business for over 25 years, in 2 different companies and in several different roles. He joined Tree of Life in 1998 as the VP Finance and Administration. In 2000 he moved into a Sales and Marketing role and was made President in 2005.



alt Bill Ivany

Chief Operating Officer

Bill has been in the Grocery/CPG business for over 30 years with 5 different companies, both Manufacturers and Sales Agencies.  During this time, Bill has held  several different progressively senior Sales, Marketing and General Management roles, most recently as the President of Marsham International Natural Food brokers.  Prior to that, he was the President of Melitta Canada Inc.  He joined Tree Of Life Canada in 2016 in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer.



alt Helen Morrison

Vice President Human Resources

Helen joined the company in 1998 as the Human Resources and Benefits Manager and soon after was promoted to Director of Human Resources in 1998 and into her current role in early 2006. In her HR role she oversaw the development of the Human Resources department, which involved implementation of much of the HR policies currently used and is considered our soft skill people expert. Helen also oversees our Canada Cares Program.



alt Peter Clarke

Vice President Northbud

Peter has been in the food industry since 1975 where he began his career in the Food Service Industry with Brooke Bond Foods. In 1979 joined Cuddy Food Products which saw him progress to VP Marketing, Sales and Distribution a position he held for some 17 years. In October 1996 he purchased a position in Northbud Distributors and managed the sales and supplier relationships. In August of 2013 Northbud Distributors was acquired by Tree of Life Canada and Peter has been charged with the integration of Northbud into Tree of Life Canada as the VP General Manager.

alt Chris Powell

Vice President of Sales

 Chris has been in the Grocery/CGP business for over 30 years, in 3 different companies in Marketing and Sales roles. He joined Tree of Life in 1991 as Marketing Manager for Grocery and has held several senior positions in Marketing and Sales in Toronto and Vancouver. In 2005, Chris was promoted to Vice President, Sales.


alt Barry Sheldrick

Vice President Operations & Information Technology

Barry joined the company in 1990 in the IT department and was promoted successively to Director of IT in 1998 and into his current role in early 2008. Barry, in his IT role created or oversaw the development of many of the systems currently used and is considered our process expert. In his role as VP Operations and IT he oversees the management and operations of our warehouses, as well as managing our out-bound freight. His role in Information Technology is to ensure that computer systems and other technology seamlessly integrate with all other business units.


alt Gord Walker

Vice President of Finance

Gord joined Tree of Life Canada in September of 2006. He has more than 20 years of relevant industry experience in branded consumer products and distribution. Before coming to TOLC, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Premium Beer, and prior to that was Divisional Controller of Bestfoods. He earned his CMA designation from the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario in 1989.

TOL Canada Key Functional Leaders

Denis Corriveau

Director of Customer Development - Quebec

Leeola Zanetti

Senior Director of Marketing - Specialty / Fresh

Glenn Grandy

Senior Director of Seafood

Allison Fairfield

Director of  Customer Development - West

Tom Hatges

Senior Director of Food Service

Sheila Farah

Senior Director of Customer Development - National

Sandi Hester

Senior Director of Marketing - Natural

Heather Michaud

Director of Purchasing

Cathy Mitchell

Director of Retail Development

Mike Watts

Director of Customer Development - Northbud

Robert Kingsbury

Director of IT Development

Howard Chong

Senior Director of Finance

Dave Clark

Director of Information Technology