Conor Kearney has been appointed CEO of FoodChain ID. He succeeds Brad Riemenapp, who led FoodChain ID as CEO for more than five years before his death due to cancer in May. Kearney joined FoodChain ID in 2021 and most recently served as Interim CEO during Riemenapp’s medical leave of absence.
Kearney previously served as the company’s Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations. Before joining FoodChain ID, he worked for 11 years at Staples, holding multiple leadership roles, and five years at McKinsey & Company. Kearney earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Dartmouth College.
“Conor has already had a significant impact on FoodChain ID. His collaborative leadership style and ability to rally the organization to achieve its goals make him the absolute right person to lead FoodChain ID in the next stage of its growth journey,” said Ted Rainaud, Managing Director at Berkshire Partners.
“Brad was a great mentor to me, and I’m committed to continue building on his vision and delivering on FoodChain ID’s mission to make the food supply chain safer and more transparent,” said Kearney.