John Svelnis
Board Role:  Secretary
Business Relationship Director, US Foods

John Svelnis is currently a Business Relationship Director at US Foods. In this role, he owns the relationship between the National Sales organization ($12B in revenue) and IT for the firm. This responsibility includes ownership of multiple supporting systems, delivery of key projects, prioritization of incoming IT requests, cross-functional coordination, and broadly maximizing the return of IT investment on behalf of the National Sales team.

Previous to this, John held multiple leadership positions at US Foods including Director Strategy & Planning, owner of several $10M+ programs, and Program Manager of $30M transactional system conversion project. Additionally, John built and led an internal Management Consulting organization, owned all IT deployments to the 70 distribution centers and rolling stock (5500 trucks) and built out the firms first IT PMO from the ground up.

Prior to joining US Foods, John held various delivery roles at two consultancies, Bauhaus Technologies and The Revere Group.
John holds both a Bachelors and Masters of Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign, Urbana, and Masters of Business Administration from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.