Bay Food Brokerage would be nothing without the experienced, talented people who make up our team. They work together every day to bring the highest level of success to our clients, and we’re proud to shine a spotlight on them. This post highlights Greg Betz, Account Executive and Southeast broker extraordinaire.
Read on to learn about Greg’s career path, what he loves about working in the food industry, and a few personal fun facts.
Greg’s professional background
Greg joined Bay Food Brokerage in 2020 as an account executive focused on Publix. When he took that position, he brought six years’ experience working in the CPG industry, and had spent five years at another brokerage. While there, he was awarded Business Manager of the Year in 2019.
During his career as a Southeast broker, Greg has worked with many key food retailers across the U.S., including Southeastern Grocers Inc., Military Channel and Publix. As an Account Executive with Bay Food, he proudly represents manufacturers from around the country to grow their sales in Publix.
Working as a Southeast broker, in Greg’s own words
Q: Can you tell us a bit about your career and educational/professional background?
I’m a graduate of the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a major in Marketing. Out of college, I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with my career. I found myself taking an entry-level Retail Analyst position with a large food brokerage firm based out of Jacksonville, Florida, and fell in love with the industry.
Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
Interviewing new brands to work with. I really enjoy seeing the different products out there and learning what inspired them to start their brand. You hear a lot of great stories and backgrounds.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about working in the food industry?
Trade shows. It’s fun to attend the different shows throughout the year and see my clients, friends and former colleagues face-to-face.
Lightning round – personal fun facts
Q: Where are you from?
Q: What might someone be surprised to learn about you?
I am color blind.
Q: What’s your favorite cuisine?
Italian. No question!
Q: What’s your favorite sports team?
Cincinnati Bengals. My dad, stepmom, sister and I got to see them play against the Rams in Super Bowl LVI, last year in Los Angeles.
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
Spending time with my friends, cheering on UCF, playing golf and working out.
If you’re looking for a Southeast broker that values hard work and relationships, the team at Bay Food Brokerage may be the perfect partner. Contact us today to learn more.