Team Member Spotlight: Lindsey Baron, Account Executive
At Bay Food Brokerage, we pride ourselves on having an exceptionally talented team who bring the highest quality of service to our clients. Today, we’re featuring retail food broker Lindsey Baron, who joined us in March 2020 as an Account Executive.
Read on for more about Lindsey’s career path and her advice about working in the food industry, along with some fun facts.
Lindsey’s professional background
In 2007, Lindsey graduated from Monmouth College with a Bachelors of Art in Sociology and Anthropology. After graduation, she worked for a medical supply distributor for several years.
Lindsey moved over to the retail food broker side in 2020 when she joined the Bay Food team. In her current role, she calls on Publix.
Working as a retail food broker, according to Lindsey
What is your favorite part of your job?
I enjoy being a part of our amazing team at Bay Food Brokerage and collaborating with my teammates. I also enjoy interacting with my clients and helping them put their best foot forward to present to our retailers.
What’s your favorite thing about working in the food industry?
It’s always exciting to watch our brands roll out innovation to keep their assortment fresh and exciting.
What’s the best professional advice you’ve ever received?
You must keep in mind that some things are out of your control and there is no point in getting upset.
What advice would you give someone interested in pursuing your line of work?
Embrace several different roles in your career. I have used so many skills from my previous jobs in the retail food broker role I am in today.
Personal fun facts about Lindsey
Where are you from?
I’m originally from the Chicagoland area, where I lived until moving to sunny Florida, which now feels like home.
What are some small things that make your day better?
Sunshine, coffee, and most of all, seeing my family when I get home from work!
What’s your favorite food or cuisine?
Mexican and Italian
What pets do you have now or did you have while you were growing up?
Growing up, my family always had Dobermans. But, as an adult, I’m partial to smaller dogs. In recent years, I’ve had two rescue dogs, a Rat Terrier, and a Boston Terrier. Last year, we adopted another Boston Terrier.
What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
Painting techniques, how to make French Onion soup from scratch, and of course …what should be included in a presentation to a grocery retailer!
If you’re looking for a retail food broker that values hard work and consistency, then look no further than Bay Food Brokerage! Contact us today to learn more.