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Halie O’Shea has joined United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) as director of investor relations and corporate strategy, effective immediately. In her new role, O’Shea will be responsible for all aspects of investor relations and corporate strategy, working closely with the executive management team.
O’Shea has more than 15 years of finance, investment and capital markets experience. She spent 10-plus years with Turner Investments, most recently as a global security analyst and portfolio manager. Before that, she was an equity research associate analyst focused on the food and beverage industry at Janney Capital Markets.
“Halie has a high level of familiarity with our company and sales channels, and we’re excited to have her join our team,” said UNFI CFO Mike Zechmeister, to whom O’Shea reports. “She brings a valuable perspective, having previously held both buy-side and sell-side financial analysis roles. We look forward to her leading our interaction with the investment community and further building on our corporate strategy efforts as we execute on our opportunities for growth over the next several years.”
Providence, R.I.-based UNFI carries and distributes more than 90,000 products to 45,000-plus customer locations throughout the United States and Canada. The company serves a wide variety of retail formats, including conventional supermarket chains, natural product superstores, independent retail operators and the foodservice channel.