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Greensboro, N.C.-based specialty grocer The Fresh Market has named Jeffrey Ackerman executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective June 3. Ackerman, 50, will oversee the company's financial functions, including accounting, audit, information technology, investor relations, tax, and financial planning and analysis.
"After conducting a national search, we are pleased to have attracted someone with Jeff's strong leadership skills and deep financial and business planning expertise to our senior executive team," said Craig Carlock, president and CEO. "With more than 25 years of experience across a broad range of consumer-oriented companies, Jeff's operational mindset and retail focus are a great fit with our company and culture."
Ackerman most recently served as EVP and CFO at Sealy Corp., one of the largest bedding manufacturers in the world. Prior to Sealy, he was VP, finance with Dade Behring Inc., and held a variety of finance roles at the Frito-Lay branded snack division of PepsiCo Inc.
Ackerman holds a masters in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor of science in industrial management from Purdue University.
Fresh Market operates 131 stores in 25 states.