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Trusthouse Services Group Adds Chief Growth Officer To Leadership Team

by | Jun 23, 2015 | Aladdin, Trusthouse, Uncategorized


(Charlotte, NC – June 23, 2015)  Chris Ciatto has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer for TrustHouse Services Group, it was announced today by Dr. Brian Poplin, President and CEO. In this newly created role, Ciatto will focus on corporate strategy and driving organic growth while expanding sales and marketing efforts for the Charlotte-based managed foodservices company. He will report directly to Poplin.


With over 20 years of strategy development, sales, operations, and leadership experience, Ciatto was most recently Senior Vice President of Prevention Solutions for OptumHealth, a division of UnitedHealth Group, where he was responsible for a full complement of health and wellness offerings including their onsite physical activity and nutrition programs. 


“We are pleased to add Chris to our leadership team,” said Poplin. “He has a unique ability to see growth opportunities and his extensive experience in the segments we serve, especially healthcare and senior services, allows us to provide more targeted services to this important demographic, while enhancing our overall performance throughout our portfolio.”


During his leadership at OptumHealth, Ciatto executed a major financial turnaround driven by new product introductions, accelerated organic sales and strong financial discipline.


“Joining the TrustHouse Services Group allows me to focus on creating client and employee value with a team that has demonstrated success in the key markets they serve,” said Ciatto. “I am looking forward to bringing innovative solutions to the market and leveraging my health and wellness experience to complement all that TrustHouse is doing in those markets.”

Before OptumHealth, Ciatto served as Chief Executive Officer of Plus One Health Management, a provider of comprehensive health promotion solutions, where he was integral to the company’s exponential growth. He implemented an overall growth strategy that included targeted selling, creation of new strategic partnerships and the execution of three successful acquisitions which propelled Plus One into its position as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.  


Ciatto was also the driving force behind many operational improvements at Plus One, including quality assurance, hospitality training, technology advancements, safety programs and a relentless commitment to client service.


Prior to his tenure at Plus One, Ciatto was a key member of the executive team at ARAMARK. He was also a member of the partnership at the strategy consulting firm, McKinsey & Co., where he focused on helping some of the country’s leading consumer and technology companies grow their businesses aggressively.


Chris earned a joint Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 


About TrustHouse

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TrustHouse Services Group (www.trusthouseservices.com) is a leader in the healthcare, education and correctional food services industries. The family of companies, with over 7,200 employees, provides food services and catering to over 700 client accounts in 47 states serving over 300,000 meals every day.


Currently, the companies include:


Aladdin Food Management Services

AmeriServe Food Management Services

A’viands Food & Services Management

Consolidated Food Management

FitzVogt & Associates

Lindley Food Service

Summit Food Services

Valley Services Inc.


TrustHouse is among the top six contract food service companies in North America. In 2013, TrustHouse was acquired by its management in partnership with European contract catering firm Elior.


About the Elior Group

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Founded in 1991, Paris-based Elior has grown into a worldwide player in the contracted food and support services industry, generating revenue of €5.341 billion in FY 2013-2014 through 18,000 restaurants and points of sale in 13 countries. Driven by an unwavering commitment to excellence, our 106,000 passionately professional employees provide innovative, personalized catering and service solutions on a daily basis to 3.8 million customers in the business & industry, education, healthcare, leisure and travel markets, taking genuine care of each and every person they serve. Elior has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2004 and our corporate philosophy – which is centered on quality and responsible relations with others—is reflected in the Elior motto: “Because the whole experience matters.”


Media contact:

Debbie Albert