Jim Wagner is the CEO of Roland Foods, the leading importer and supplier of branded specialty foods to foodservice distributors, multi-unit operators, and retailers. Roland Foods is a portfolio company of Vestar Capital Partners.
Prior to joining Roland Foods, Jim provided due diligence consulting services to private equity sponsors interested in the specialty food sector. He is the former chief operating officer of The Chefs’ Warehouse, the largest specialty foodservice distributor in the U.S. During his tenure at Chefs’, he helped lead the company through a private equity investment, multiple acquisitions, a management repurchase of the company, and a successful public offering. Jim is also a former member of the Board of Directors of Chef Middle East, the largest specialty food distributor in the UAE; serving Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman and Qatar. Chef ME is a portfolio company of Gulf Capital.
Jim is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.