January 12, 2022
Special thanks to our sponsor:
Thank you to our guests from Sysco Corporation, Nick Kruthaupt and Victoria Gardner.
Nick Kruthaupt currently serves as Vice President, National Sales & Segment Leader - Healthcare/Sr Living & Military for Sysco.
Nick began his Sysco career in 1992 as an Account Executive at Sysco Nashville. He advanced to Manager, Healthcare Sales, in 1993 and to Director, Healthcare Sales, in 1994. In 1996, he was appointed Director, Program and Healthcare Sales, and in 1998, he assumed the role of Corporate Regional Vice President, Multi-Unit Healthcare Sales. In 2007, Nick moved to Sysco Corporate and was promoted to Senior Director, Healthcare Sales and Marketing, and in 2008, he took on the role of General Manager, Multi-Unit Healthcare/Hospitality Sales. In 2009, Nick was promoted to Vice President, Healthcare Sales & Marketing, and in 2012, he also assumed responsibility for Military Sales.
Nick is a graduate of the University of Memphis, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Nick has participated on the Industry Advisory Board for the Association of Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) and the Association for Nutrition + Foodservice Professionals (ANFP). Nick currently sits on the Board of Trustees for ANFP’s Nutrition and Foodservice Education Foundation (NFEF).
Victoria Gardner currently serves as Vice President National Accounts, Healthcare/Senior Living for Sysco Corporation.
Victoria is a graduate of the University of Houston and has been with Sysco for 18 years. Throughout her career at Sysco, Victoria has worked both at the local Operating Site level, as an Account Executive, as well as at the corporate level, in various National Account Manager positions. She has been in her current role for the past 12 years.
Prior to joining Sysco, Victoria worked in money management, managing retirement funds for retirees, primarily in the oil and gas sector.
Victoria has previously presided as Chair of the Industry Advisory Council for the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals.
Victoria currently lives in Houston, Texas and works out of Sysco’s Global Support Center.