With more than 30 years’ experience in consumer and retail, David McInerney led the nation’s online grocer, Fresh Direct, from the brink of failure to a successfully streamlined food delivery giant by delivering hundreds of thousands of meals per month. After more than 20 years of overseeing Fresh Direct’s core operations, including merchandising and buying, David was named Chief Executive Officer in 2018. With an innovative plan for refocusing the brand, David aligned the team with the business’ core vision of making great food simple to receive.
Why you should book Davide McInerney for your next event
- Audiences relate to David’s drive and passion for overcoming challenges to deliver consumers quality food and ramp up customer service protocols.
- His presentation offers an inspiring story of triumph in the face of insurmountable obstacles. By offering practical tools and principles for defining leadership and shaping a successful mentality, David unleashes an unforgettable keynote about obtaining success.
- With timely knowledge about building a sustainable technological digital infrastructure, David enthralls audiences with practical steps for overcoming logistical and customer concerns.
Overcoming harsh competition, David led Fresh Direct by collaborating with food producers to develop an unrivaled supply chain with high quality food products. After leveraging an innovative distribution facility to deliver food to customers fast, the Fresh Direct team grew to more than 3000 team members under David’s leadership. Focusing on five pillars, including transparency, empowerment and simplicity, the team experienced high levels of revenue growth and customer satisfaction. With a background as Fresh Direct’s former Chief Food Adventurer, David traveled the globe to source the highest quality, best-tasting foods. He integrated his love for providing the best food products to consumers into his day-to-day life as CEO.
An expert in food sourcing, delivery, entrepreneurship, logistics, and digital transformation, David brings audiences valuable information about planning for success. Leveraging talented team members and cutting edge technology, David overcame crippling challenges to help
Fresh Direct thrive. As one of the members of Fresh Direct’s founding team, he is credited with revolutionizing the traditional supermarket model to elevate the way food delivery works globally.
By 2021, David led FreshDirect’s sale to Ahold Delhaize, which is the parent company of food giants, such as Food Lion, Stop & Shop, and Centerbridge Partners, one of the largest food retailers in the world.
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