Charlie Martin
Operating Advisor

Charlie became an Operating Advisor to LaSalle Capital in 2017. Charlie is a highly experienced executive with a successful track record of leading the profitable growth of foodservice and branded consumer products businesses. Charlie is currently the Founder and President of Martin Management Partners, a strategic consultancy with a primary focus on the middle market. Prior to starting his own company, Charlie served as President of Papa Charlie's, Chicago's leading brand of Italian beef. From 2003-2011, Charlie was the President and Executive Vice President of Associated British Foods’ North American Consumer Products Group, a leading provider of cooking and baking ingredients. Prior to that, Charlie was President and COO of Five Continents, a leading regional distributor and retailer of ethnic foods. He has also held executive leadership positions with ConAgra and Pet Incorporated. Charlie began his career at Kraft Foods and held various positions in brand marketing, M&A and general management before ultimately being appointed Vice President of Marketing and Promotion for Kraft General Foods North America. Charlie holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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