Gil de Cárdenas – President, Don Gilberto Foods, Inc
Mr. de Cárdenas was until recently the President of Cacique Foods, Inc, the national producer and distributor of Hispanic cheeses and other products. He is currently launching a new Hispanic food company, Don Gilberto Foods, Inc, that will focus on the packaged meat market targeted at Hispanic consumers. Mr. de Cardenas spent 20 years at Cacique, rising from operations supervisor to President of the company in 1995. As President, he developed and executed a five-year expansion plan which more than doubled revenues to over $120 million and established Cacique as the largest national brand in the Hispanic cheeses and creams categories.
Mr. de Cárdenas has an MBA from the University of Chicago.