At Avendra, we gather the industry’s most knowledgeable and skilled associates to serve on our team. Our associate base includes former hotel general managers, Culinary Institute of America-trained chefs, commodity and contracting experts and data analysts to name a few. Each associate has mastered specific areas of subject matter expertise. Together, we leverage our knowledge and experience to provide you with comprehensive solutions.
Meet the Avendra Consulting Services (ACS) Experts
When you work with an Avendra associate, you are working with a well-trained, seasoned and knowledgeable professional.
Vice President, Operational Consulting & Avendra Clubs
Cory has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry ranging from extensive operational expertise in hotels, restaurants, and catering to supply chain management. As Vice President of Operational Consulting & Avendra Clubs, he leverages his experience across a multitude of segments. Cory leads our golf and city club businesses and oversees operational consulting services that are designed to assist clients in developing profitability improvement plans. Cory began his career in the “back of the house,” where he leaned on his professional culinary training to advance in operational roles, later using that knowledge to progress into supply chain management with US Foods and eventually with Avendra.
Director, Avendra Consulting Services and Client Discovery
Lance Simmons’s extensive hospitality purchasing experience includes a position as purchasing director at the Gaylord National Resort Convention Center and specialized knowledge in purchasing platform utilization. Lance’s culinary background and foodservice experience also include supply chain management, market research, and project management. He is a graduate of Colorado State University and the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts.
Project Manager, Avendra Consulting Services
Michael is a career-long Avendra associate and former undergraduate intern with a primary background in supply chain data analytics. He is a graduate of eCornell’s Food & Beverage Management certificate program and has a dual-degree in Supply Chain and Operations Management from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Michael’s previous foodservice experience includes co-managing a family-owned deli and local catering business in Maryland.
Quality Assurance Director
With 25 years of experience in Quality Assurance and Food Safety, Ed Terrell helps lead Avendra’s Quality Assurance team efforts. He has extensive expertise in government regulations, auditing, quality management, food manufacturing and supply chain delivery, as well as an M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition. Ed is also a Charter Associate with Avendra.
To learn more about Avendra Consulting Services, call 866-AVENDRA or click here to email an ACS representative.