Meet the Team
Co-Founder, Rastelli Foods Group
Ray opened his first meat stop in South Jersey in 1976. Today, he maintains the small family business feel and personalized customer service from when he opened shop more than 40 years ago, even as Rastelli has grown globally. As president, Ray takes equal care in leading the financial success of the company, as well as upholding its positive corporate culture and founding values, as it continues to expand in food service, production, distribution, retail, and e-commerce markets.
Co-Founder, Rastelli Foods Group
Born and raised in Oak Valley, New Jersey, Tony joined the family business in 1980. As the face of Rastelli worldwide, he has a travel schedule that rivals any pilot’s, but he still calls New Jersey home. An expert in global fulfillment and consolidation strategies, Tony spends half of his time traveling to the more than 80 countries that are home to Rastelli clients and customers.
Ray Rastelli, III
Vice President, Rastelli Foods Group
Ray began working with the Rastelli Foods Group at the young age of 15. A true participant in the family company, Ray has held every position and has risen through the ranks; gaining industry knowledge, invaluable experience and building solid client relationships.
Chief Financial Officer, Rastelli Foods Group
Todd’s leadership style can be described as collaborative and supportive. He enjoys developing team members and watching them use their own style to achieve success. In middle market businesses, team members need to possess the intellectual curiosity and drive to not only work within their functional area, however, be seen as a resource that can help problem solve in other areas. Helping team member develop their skills and identify those opportunities is what drives Todd and is core to his leadership.
Todd received a BS in Finance from Indiana University and an MBA in Marketing from The Ohio State University.
Vice President, Rastelli Global
Anthony learned the family business from the ground up, starting in the warehouse servicing fork lifts and receiving truck deliveries. With a strong foundation of understanding how the company operates, he then learned the ins and outs of shipping, buying, and sales, making him as well-rounded and knowledgable as he is passionate about Rastelli Foods Group.
Director of Marketing & Events, Rastelli Market Fresh
Lauren is a St. Joseph’s University graduate, with a degree in food marketing. She put that degree to work immediately, and started working with the marketing department during her Junior year in college. Lauren embodies the Rastelli family tradition of quality, leadership, community and service.
General Manager, Rastelli Foods Group
Mike brings 20 years of retail food experience to Rastelli, where he utilizes his vast knowledge of meat and seafood cuts and preparation to educate his team and customers. As the General Manager, Mike also extends his expertise to Rastelli’s retail services, including coordinating quick and economical truck deliveries as well as developing product packaging and displays.
Director of Procurement, Rastelli Foods Group
Anthony began his career at Rastelli Foods Group as a packer and butcher in 1992, and quickly rose through the ranks, making a name for himself as an expert regarding meat market trends. Today, he brings almost three decades of industry experience to the role of Director of Procurement, where his team buys all goods for the company—including his favorite meal, the Top Sirloin Angus Cap Steak.
Director of Rastelli Seafood
Lynn got her start in the seafood industry raising live clams in the 1980s. She brought two decades of hands-on knowledge to Rastelli when she joined the team in 2006. Now she applies her experience as Director of Seafood, where she constantly looks for innovative and creative ways to add value for Rastelli’s seafood customers.
Director of QVC Merchandising, Rastelli Foods Group
Brittany has been working in the food industry since she was 13. She is a St Joseph’s University graduate. In 2014, Brittany left an Event Coordination job for all 20 of the Philadelphia Steven Starr Restaurants to join the Rastelli Market Fresh Team and develop/manage the catering department. In 2015, she joined the Egg Harbor Seafood brand as a brand manager and spokesperson, becoming the on-air guest host for seafood products. She is a full time working mom of 2 beautiful kids and a proud wife. Brittany loves spending time with family, friends and dining out wherever they serve Egg Harbor’s Faroe Islands Salmon.
COO, Rastelli Foods Group
When I asked Luis describes his management style as being a servant leader who believes in people with a good process that brings profit to the company.
He is a family man, married 23 years to his beautiful wife Patricia and they are blessed with one son who is 18 and currently attending medical school for a career in neurology. Luis loves family, travel, community and church.
Regional Sales Director
National Sales Director
Robert has helped some of the largest meat and seafood companies in the country grow from their early beginnings. He served as the VP of Porky Products in Carteret, NJ and was a Director for Vistar Corporation in Denver, CO. Robert also ran Halpern’s Steak and Seafood as the President of the company. After graduating from the Culinary Arts Academy, he entered the food industry and never left. With over 30 years of experience, Robert brings a passion and knowledge for creating positive growth and a true Team environment.
Carl H. (Chip) Zerr III, M.S.
Director of FS/QA and Regulatory Affairs
Chip has been protecting leading meat and seafood processing facilities and companies for 20 years as one of the country’s most knowledgeable and respected Food Safety (FS) and Quality Assurance (QA) professionals. Since 2007, he has developed and implemented Rastelli’s SQF Certification System, Organic Certification, Halal Beef Certification, USDA Process Verified Program and more. Today, the USDA recognizes the Rastelli facilities as SQF Level 3, the top in Safe Quality Foods, and Chip’s works has earned several national awards for the company.
Director of Marketing, Rastelli Foods Group
Michael is a Boston native and Princeton University graduate, who returned to New Jersey in 2009 to help Rastelli Foods Group launch their E-commerce program, called Rastelli Direct at the time. As the resident Architect, Mike has helped Rastelli transition from primarily a behind-the-scenes food service company into an all-inclusive, nationally recognized food industry leader by contributing to Rastelli’s new portfolio of retail brands, E-commerce solutions, and food service programs.
Chief Talent Officer
Alfredo is married and he and his wife, Dulce, have three very active daughters. He is a car enthusiast and loves to watch racing, Formula One and NASCAR. Alfredo also loves soccer and in fact, played professionally as well as playing for the Honduras National team and the University of North Carolina.