Frontline International, a leading maker of smart cooking oil management solutions for foodservice kitchens, has promoted Zack Palazzo to director of sales and finance. Palazzo has been with the company since 2015 and most recently served as director of sales. Prior to that, he was the organization’s sales manager.
In his new role, Palazzo will manage all aspects of the company’s sales operations to ensure topline growth, oversee the overall financial health of the company, and safeguard long-term sustainable growth.
Sales responsibilities include planning and executing marketing and sales policies, setting objectives and initiatives, as well as managing key accounts and identifying new markets and strategic partners. Financial responsibilities include creating controls that manage and track expenditures, overseeing quarterly financial reports, developing departmental budgets, and providing guidance on annual expenditures.
Palazzo earned his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in industrial technology, giving him a unique understanding of how critical technologies are the backbone of today’s foodservice kitchen; expertise further forged as he became entrenched in the business. He earned his MBA from Kent State University, fortifying real-life experience earned on the “frontlines” of foodservice finance.
“Zack has been a key member of our leadership team for nearly a decade,” said Giovanni Brienza, senior vice president. “In his new role, he will build stronger bridges between external accounting counsel and our internal finance teams. He understands our industry, company, customers, and product, and is the ideal choice to serve in this new capacity.”
“Frontline is a forward-thinking company that leads our industry, and I’m excited to be tasked with building budget tools to support our roadmap for aggressive growth,” explained Zack. “This new role enables me to stay connected to our products and customers while assuming a more active role in shaping Frontline’s financial future.”