Drew is deeply passionate about helping companies achieve what they did not think was possible. He leverages his extensive track record in high-performance team building and operations management to solve challenging problems at the nexus of risk, strategy, and innovation. Drew has over a decade of strategy consulting and executive leadership experience across multiple industries. His career started in a large family foodservice distribution business, where as the Director of Strategy he helped guide the company through its acquisition by a Top 5 Distributor. He then became CEO and led the turnaround of a produce merchandising and distribution company. After that, he was a consultant at Clareo, helping Fortune 500 clients create new growth paths. Drew has a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary, an MBA from Texas A&M University, and a PhD in religion from the University of Birmingham (UK). He is an adjunct professor of theology at Denver Seminary and author of Transforming Enterprise? Drew is an avid traveler (having visited nearly 40 countries) and proud sixth-generation northern Coloradoan where he lives with his amazing wife and three kids.
Greg & Drew Yancey - The Business Journey of Yancey's Food Service and the years beyond.
Greg and Drew Yancey represent the 3rd and 4th generations of leadership of Yancey's Food Service - a family-owned Northern Colorado enterprise that began in 1940 and sold to FSA in 2012. Greg served as CEO and Drew as Director of Strategy at the time of exit, and Drew stayed on as President of a spin-off enterprise not included in the sale. Greg currently serves as full-time Grandfather/Husband and part-time Pastor at Mountain View Community Church. Drew is an Advisor at InCite Performance Group in Fort Collins and is also a LoCo Facilitator - you can learn more about Drew here on the LoCo Think Tank website.
Greg started working in the company while in Junior High, and never worked outside the family enterprise - leaving college to join the leadership team as General Manager at the age of 21 in 1980. Drew also joined the company at a young age, and was highly involved in journey toward finding a mutually beneficial exit partnership. This episode pulls back the curtain on the food distribution industry, revealing secrets of growth through building strong relationships and a focus on customer service. Greg and Drew share stories of business successes and failures, and the learnings found in both.
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