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A global leader in technology for the foodservice supply chain engaged Catandra to assist with succession planning for their IT Director. Their technology-driven business model made this a pivotal appointment.

We worked closely with the Board to shape a role for a visionary heavyweight who would drive growth through product innovation in client-facing SAAS systems and delivery infrastructure, while managing evolution in complex legacy systems extensively reliant on external APIs.

Catandra identified and engaged 120 industry experts worldwide, meeting 30 of them and shortlisting five for interview – one of whom is now the new IT Director, bringing fresh ideas and delivering projects like warehouse automation that have reduced inventory levels and helped invigorate and evolve the business.

120 experts engaged

30 meetings

Five shortlisted

IT Director appointed

The outgoing IT Director has made a mutually beneficial early exit well within the target timeline, confidently passing the baton to his carefully selected successor.