Ed Cuccio – CEO
Ed Cuccio is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Resource One and has over 45 years of sales and management experience, most of which have been in the grocery and retail industries. At 17 years old, Ed enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, spending most of his enlistment overseas. He then relocated to New York and worked in various positions on Wall Street. Ed settled in the Midwest, beginning his career in sales in the dairy industry putting together cross
dock milk programs in the value channel with ALDI and Save A Lot. In 1987, he started Resource One to capitalize on emerging opportunities in the private label business. Through innovation, perseverance and the values instilled in him by the Marines, he expanded the company into hundreds of product lines, with numerous manufacturers and retailers, creating hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. Ed is involved in a number of philanthropic initiatives and serves on the Board of Directors for the Harris House Foundation
as well as the Board of Directors for the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Ed and his wife, Patty, are passionate about travel and have visited over 100 countries. Today, Ed continues to be a driving force of the company by providing leadership and the vision to grow sales and profits for the company and its customers. He is a living reminder that “it’s not about activity, it’s about results” and “it’s not over until it’s over and then it’s still not over.”
Kevin Holden – President/Managing Partner
Kevin joins Resource One with more than 20 years of experience in the food industry. He has held various senior level positions with several major Consumer Packaged Goods organizations including ConAgra, TreeHouse, Del Monte and Heinz where he had full strategic and financial accountability over Branded and Private Brand businesses with direct functional responsibility for sales, marketing, finance, customer service
and operations. His success in providing strategic direction and go-to-market execution with these organizations delivered consistent and sustainable top and bottom line growth. Prior to his tenure in the food industry, he worked in Corporate Finance for Mellon Bank where he participated in mergers and acquisitions work for the firm. Kevin holds an M.B.A. and B.A. from Duquesne University and Hobart College, respectively.
Michael Klein – Executive Vice President
Mike has over 30 years of consumer products and retail grocery experience in sales, management, and as a merchandise buyer. He started his career with Service Merchandise where he spent five years gaining domestic and international experience as a senior buyer. He then worked nine years in a similar role at Venture Stores, Inc. where he further developed a multi-perspective advantage from the buyer’s side of the desk. In 1998, Mike joined Resource One. In his 18+ year tenure with the company, Michael has held important leadership roles
in the organization, including responsibilities for managed sales, customer relations, integrated services platforms, and financial budgeting. His keen insight of the industry, engaging leadership and sales style, and strong problem resolution skills enable him to build successful long-term business partnerships with the company’s manufacturers and retailers. Michael graduated from the University of Florida, where he received a degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing.
Bill Wolfe – Vice President of Business Development
In a career spanning over 30 years, Bill has served in various executive management positions with premier supermarket retailers, including Giant Eagle, Ahold USA and Genuardi’s Family Markets. He joined Resource One in 2001 and serves in the St. Louis office as the company’s Vice President of Business Development. His responsibilities include assisting manufacturers with
the development of innovative new private label products that meet the most challenging marketing criteria. He also provides private label consulting services to several major retailers in multiple trade classes, focusing on topics ranging from the development of premium tier products to strategies that fit the requirements of value conscious retailers. Specializing in marketing, merchandising and procurement, he has developed or managed several major private label programs, receiving two PLMA
(Private Label Manufacturers Association) “Salute to Excellence” awards for supermarkets and drug chains respectively. In addition to conducting topical seminars for various industry groups, Bill is a featured presenter at the PLMA Executive Education Series and at Supermarket College. He attended Gannon University, where he received a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Management and attended graduate school.
Mark Kother – Vice President of Sales
Mark has had a career spanning more than 20 years in consumer packaged goods for high growth manufacturers and retailers including more than 10 years with Save-a-lot. Over his
tenure, he’s had the opportunity to lead large marketing and merchandising teams to high growth in both sales and margin including a 3-year initiative that increased private label sales at Save-a-lot nearly +14%. He most recently was
Vice President of Product Strategy for a high growth technology company and holds a BSBA from John Carroll University, an MBA from St Louis University, and is a Doctoral Candidate in Leadership at Webster University.
Jenell Derstine – Director of Marketing
Jenell has over 20 years of experience in the food industry. She began her career at Allen Foods, a regional food distributor located in St Louis and spent 15 years there working in Marketing. She held various positions at Allen Foods: Marketing Manager, Director of Marketing and Vice President of Marketing.
In 2002, Allen Foods was purchased by US Foodservice and Jenell remained there as their Vice President of Marketing for 3 years. Jenell moved to the retail side of the business when she joined Resource One in May 2011 as the Vendor Supplier Manager, responsible for onboarding new vendors into the Resource One sales process. She currently holds the position
of Director of Marketing at Resource One. She is responsible for vendor contract negotiations, all marketing aspects of the business and developing and maintaining vendor relationships. Jenell graduated from Southeast Missouri State with a B.A. in Public Relations/Marketing. She resides in St. Louis, with her two children.