Meet Our Team

Leadership

John Vena

John Vena

President

John is the third generation of the Vena family to lead the JVI team. Since joining in 1976, he has transformed JVI from a local commodity wholesaler into a specialty produce distributor with a national reputation. He brings a passion for partnership and quality to the team every day.

Favorite Fruit: Fresh Figs

Favorite Vegetable: Baby Arugula

Kathleen Conway

Kathleen Conway

Director of Finance & Administration

Kathleen ensures JVI runs smoothly behind the scenes. She joined the team in 1983 and today oversees administration and human resources. With decades of experience at JVI and in the industry, Kathleen is a crucial resource and point person for all team members and vendors.

Favorite Fruit: Avocados

Favorite Vegetable: Asparagus

Omar Ford-Bey

Omar Ford-Bey

Financial Controller

Omar oversees all things financial at JVI, including accounting processes, reporting, and the finance administration team. He brings a fresh perspective on accounting analysis and inventory management to JVI from his tenure in public utilities at the Chester Water Authority.

Favorite Fruit: Mangoes

Favorite Vegetable: Asparagus

Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien

Director of Operations

Sean oversees JVI's Operations, including our Warehouse, Transportation, Production, and Ripening teams. Off the clock, Sean is a passionate youth soccer coach. He's coached hundreds of players, including some that have gone on to professional play.

Favorite Fruit: Berries

Favorite Vegetable: Zucchini

Dan Vena

Dan Vena

Director of Sales & Marketing

Dan heads JVI’s Sales, Buying & Marketing teams. He has been an integral part of JVI sales since he joined the company in 2003 and today, he brings that on-the-ground experience to his team and our customers, helping build successful specialty and custom produce programs that are made to last.

Favorite Fruit: Blueberries

Favorite Vegetable: Arugula

Sales, Buying & Marketing

Casey Spencer

Casey Spencer

Marketing Coordinator

Favorite Fruit: Strawberry

Favorite Vegetable: Brusssels Sprouts

Christopher S.

Christopher S.

Sales Support Specialist

Favorite Fruit: Granny Smith Apple

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Daniel C.

Daniel C.

Street Trading Team Leader

Favorite Fruit: Strawberries

Favorite Vegetable: Potatoes

Dave C.

Dave C.

Buyer & Account Manager

Favorite Fruit: Peaches

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Emily K.

Emily K.

Director of Marketing

Favorite Fruit: Persimmon

Favorite Vegetable: Cabbage

Erin O.

Erin O.

Sales Support Specialist

Favorite Fruit: Avocados

Favorite Vegetable: Brussels Sprouts

Gerardo V.

Gerardo V.

Salesman

Favorite Fruit: TBC

Favorite Vegetable: TBC

Jillian R.

Jillian R.

Sales Support Specialist

Favorite Fruit: Tamarind

Favorite Vegetable: Asparagus

Joe K.

Joe K.

Business Development

Favorite Fruit: Satsuma Mandarins

Favorite Vegetable: Brussels Sprouts

Jose (Blue) F.

Jose (Blue) F.

Buyer & Account Manager

Favorite Fruit: Tomatoes

Favorite Vegetable: Corn

Kelsey R.

Kelsey R.

Customer Support Team Leader

Favorite Fruit: Avocados

Favorite Vegetable: Cauliflower

Marco M.

Marco M.

Buyer & Account Manager

Favorite Fruit: Oranges

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Peyton S.

Peyton S.

Customer Specialist

Favorite Fruit: Pineapple

Favorite Vegetable: Brussels Sprouts

Sal D.

Sal D.

Buyer & Account Manager

Favorite Fruit: Grapes

Favorite Vegetable: Corn

Todd K.

Todd K.

Sales/Operations Specialist

Favorite Fruit: Apples

Favorite Vegetable: Alliums

Tom A.

Tom A.

Buyer & Account Manager

Favorite Fruit: Lychees

Favorite Vegetable: Asparagus

Administration

Adrien W.

Adrien W.

AP/AR Administrative Assistant

Favorite Fruit: TBC

Favorite Vegetable: TBC

Anne M.

Anne M.

Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable Supervisor

Favorite Fruit: Pineapple

Favorite Vegetable: Zucchini

Christopher A.

Christopher A.

Cashier

Favorite Fruit: Strawberry

Favorite Vegetable: Lettuce

Jocelyn G.

Jocelyn G.

HR Generalist

Favorite Fruit: Pomegranate

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Joseph Z.

Joseph Z.

Inventory Manager

Favorite Fruit: Avocado

Favorite Vegetable: Kale

Mary Stewart V.

Mary Stewart V.

Project Manager

Favorite Fruit: TBC

Favorite Vegetable: TBC

Paul B.

Paul B.

Accounts Payable Coordinator

Favorite Fruit: Apple

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Ronald B.

Ronald B.

Inventory Coordinator

Favorite Fruit: Apples

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Tazia R.

Tazia R.

Accounts Receivable Coordinator

Favorite Fruit: Mango

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Food Safety & Sanitation

Amber L.

Amber L.

Facility, Maint. & Sanitation Supervisor

Favorite Fruit: Strawberries

Favorite Vegetable: Carrots

Daesha D.

Daesha D.

Sanitation Coordinator

Favorite Fruit: Pineapple

Favorite Vegetable: Asparagus

Juan A.

Juan A.

Sanitation Assistant

Favorite Fruit: Mangoes

Favorite Vegetable: Lettuce

Nora O.

Nora O.

Food Safety & QA Manager

Favorite Fruit: Strawberries

Favorite Vegetable: Cucumber

Stephanie C.

Stephanie C.

Warehouse Sanitation Assistant

Favorite Fruit: Tomato

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Operations & Logistics

Alexander A.

Alexander A.

Supervisor

Favorite Fruit: Pink Lady Apples

Favorite Vegetable: Asparagus

Alphonso (Fonz) M.

Alphonso (Fonz) M.

Selector

Favorite Fruit: Peaches

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Andriy T.

Andriy T.

Transportation Supervisor

Favorite Fruit: Honeydew Melon

Favorite Vegetable: Cucumber

Christopher N.

Christopher N.

Driver

Favorite Fruit: Quenepa

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Dan F.

Dan F.

Receiving Dock Supervisor

Favorite Fruit: Grapes

Favorite Vegetable: Green Beans

Eric S.

Eric S.

Staff Development Supervisor

Favorite Fruit: Apples

Favorite Vegetable: Arugula

Garland F.

Garland F.

Selector

Favorite Fruit: Oranges

Favorite Vegetable: String Beans

Jake W.

Jake W.

Receiver

Favorite Fruit: Strawberry

Favorite Vegetable: Asparagus

Jhonattan E.

Jhonattan E.

Selector

Favorite Fruit: Mangoes

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Jose F.

Jose F.

Selector

Favorite Fruit: Bananas

Favorite Vegetable: Onions

Joseph Z. SR

Joseph Z. SR

Selector

Favorite Fruit: TBC

Favorite Vegetable: TBC

Joshua V.

Joshua V.

Selector

Favorite Fruit: TBC

Favorite Vegetable: TBC

Kheng C.

Kheng C.

Selector/Receiver

Favorite Fruit: Mangoes

Favorite Vegetable: Eggplant

Kom C.

Kom C.

Selector

Favorite Fruit: Rambutan

Favorite Vegetable: Baby Bok Choy

Miguel G.

Miguel G.

Driver

Favorite Fruit: Apple

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Nick R.

Nick R.

Selector

Favorite Fruit: Pineapple

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Osvaldo (Ozzie) C.

Osvaldo (Ozzie) C.

Selector

Favorite Fruit: Pineapples

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Reggie W.

Reggie W.

Selector

Favorite Fruit:

Favorite Vegetable:

Roman P.

Roman P.

Selector/Driver

Favorite Fruit: Raspberries

Favorite Vegetable: Potatoes

Roman R.

Roman R.

Selector

Favorite Fruit: Cherries

Favorite Vegetable: Potatoes

Sergio L.

Sergio L.

Supervisor

Favorite Fruit: Tomatoes

Favorite Vegetable: String Beans

Shermel C.

Shermel C.

Driver

Favorite Fruit: TBC

Favorite Vegetable: TBC

Thomas D.

Thomas D.

Selector

Favorite Fruit: Banana

Favorite Vegetable: Corn

Tyrus W.

Tyrus W.

Selector

Favorite Fruit: TBC

Favorite Vegetable: TBC

Vitalii P.

Vitalii P.

Driver

Favorite Fruit: TBC

Favorite Vegetable: TBC

Yves P.

Yves P.

Supervisor

Favorite Fruit: Guava

Favorite Vegetable: Peppers

Ripening

Joe M.

Joe M.

Ripening Manager

Favorite Fruit: Avocados

Favorite Vegetable: Zucchini

John Foster

John Foster

Selector

Favorite Fruit: TBC

Favorite Vegetable: TBC

Tyler D.

Tyler D.

Assistant Ripening Manager

Favorite Fruit: Quenepas

Favorite Vegetable: Zucchini

Production

Bianca R.

Bianca R.

Packer

Favorite Fruit: Kiwi

Favorite Vegetable: Cucumber

Bob H.

Bob H.

Manager of Production

Favorite Fruit: Tomatoes

Favorite Vegetable: Peppers

Caroline V.

Caroline V.

Packer/Shift Leader

Favorite Fruit: Mangoes

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Darryl P.

Darryl P.

Packer

Favorite Fruit: Banana

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Derrick T.

Derrick T.

Packer

Favorite Fruit: Apple

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Dung N.

Dung N.

Packer

Favorite Fruit: Mangoes

Favorite Vegetable: Baby Bok Choy

Faihym F.

Faihym F.

Shift Supervisor

Favorite Fruit: TBC

Favorite Vegetable: TBC

Gertrudis V.

Gertrudis V.

Packer

Favorite Fruit: Cherries

Favorite Vegetable: Snow Peas

Jamaal B.

Jamaal B.

Packer

Favorite Fruit: Payaya

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Karina R.

Karina R.

Packer

Favorite Fruit: Bananas

Favorite Vegetable: Green Beans

Kristy W.

Kristy W.

Packer/Shift Leader

Favorite Fruit: Satsuma Mandarins

Favorite Vegetable: Cherry Tomatoes

Linden K.

Linden K.

Packer

Favorite Fruit: TBC

Favorite Vegetable: TBC

Lucia N.

Lucia N.

Packer

Favorite Fruit: Mangoes

Favorite Vegetable: Carrots

Lynn Q.

Lynn Q.

Packer

Favorite Fruit: Mandarins

Favorite Vegetable: Mushrooms

Marleny A.

Marleny A.

Packer

Favorite Fruit: Apples

Favorite Vegetable: Lettuce

Nora B.

Nora B.

Packer

Favorite Fruit: TBC

Favorite Vegetable: TBC

Norbin A.

Norbin A.

Packer

Favorite Fruit: TBC

Favorite Vegetable: TBC

Stella C.

Stella C.

Shift Supervisor

Favorite Fruit: Dragon Fruit

Favorite Vegetable: Potatoes

Tamir U.

Tamir U.

Packer

Favorite Fruit: Orange

Favorite Vegetable: Cabbage

Veronica C.

Veronica C.

Shift Supervisor

Favorite Fruit: TBC

Favorite Vegetable: TBC

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