Joseph Fantozzi '85

Joe FantozziJoseph Fantozzi will offer a high level view of the retail food industry, while surfacing any and all business school applications to its operating platforms.

Mr. Fantozzi has been a life long food industry professional. The largest segment of his working life was spent climbing the corporate ladder at White Rose Food, the northeast’s largest independent wholesale food distributor.

While still in high school, he was able to graduate and continue with his college education while working full time. During those six years, he progressed from the operational side of the business and migrated into a sales and administrative roll. He held many different positions but spent most of his time in White Rose’s accounting department. He later became the division controller, having responsibility for all of the accounting functionality, as well as the human resource department. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2005, then Chief Operating Officer in 2008, later becoming President in 2010. As President he managed the day to day activities of the corporation, focusing on the strategic and tactical marketing, procurement, and logistics functions. He held that until August of 2014.

After a short run of ownership in a specialty supermarket, he today is the Vice President of Retail and Member Services at Allegiance Retail Services, LLC. ARS is the resource that supports a group of independent supermarket operators that primarily trade using the “Foodtown” banner/brand.

Joe is a graduate of William Paterson University with a bachelors degree in accounting. He resides in Toms River NJ with his wife Maria, and his two children, Joseph and Nicole.