PE-backed Red Monkey Foods taps Bolonda as CEO

Red Monkey Foods, a portfolio company of San Francisco Equity Partners, has named Scott Bolonda as CEO. Previously, Bolonda worked at McCormick where he last served as vice president and general manager of sales and marketing for the U.S. consumer division. Missouri-based Red Monkey Foods is an organic spices and seasonings company.

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SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Red Monkey Foods, a leading provider of premium organic spices and seasonings and a portfolio company of San Francisco Equity Partners, today announced that Scott Bolonda has joined the company as its Chief Executive Officer. Bolonda will oversee Red Monkey Food’s day-to day-operations, including the company’s further expansion of U.S. distribution with leading food, mass, club, online, and natural food retail customers.

Bolonda is a consumer food industry veteran who brings more than 25 years of executive experience with leading global food companies, including more than 15 years at McCormick where he last served as VP GM Sales and Marketing for the U.S. Consumer Division. He also served as President of Zatarain’s, a wholly owned subsidiary of McCormick, where he oversaw sales, marketing, supply chain, manufacturing, finance, and product development. He is a graduate of Cornell University, where he earned both a B.S. and a Master of Professional Studies degree.

“Red Monkey’s focus on premium organic store brands is right on trend and I look forward to sharing my passion for food and flavor with the Red Monkey team and our trusted retail partners,” said Bolonda.

“Scott’s impressive track record in the consumer foods industry makes him the ideal leader for Red Monkey Foods as we embark on the next phase of growth for the company,” said Scott Potter, Chairman of Red Monkey Foods and Managing Partner of San Francisco Equity Partners.

About Red Monkey Foods
Red Monkey has become an industry leader in the organic and all-natural spices and seasonings industry. The company’s recent growth earned it a place in Inc. 500 as one of “America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies,” and the company has been recognized with top industry honors, including the prestigious Silver Colonel Award nominated by Red Monkey’s national customers. Red Monkey is certified USDA organic, SQF III, as well as Kosher certified. The Company has had a growing impact on its community by significantly increasing employment opportunities in Southwest Missouri. Learn more about Red Monkey Foods at www.redmonkeyfoods.com.

About San Francisco Equity Partners
San Francisco Equity Partners is a private equity firm exclusively focused on consumer growth companies. SFEP partners with consumer businesses that have reached an inflection point in their development, where they can benefit not only from growth capital, but also from SFEP’s operational, financial, and industry experience. For more information please visit www.sfequitypartners.com.