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Tony Shearer
Tony Shearer has served as Chairman of Foodbuy LLC since 2001, seeing the company through tremendous growth over the last decade. He is fully engaged in all aspects of the company’s operations from sourcing, supplier relations and finance to customer service and member development.

Tony joined Compass Group in 1985 and was employed in a number of financial positions, culminating in the role of Director of Finance and MIS from 1991-1994. During this time Compass pioneered the introduction of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), the first use of these technologies in the UK foodservice sector.

In 1989, he became the first Compass associate to receive the ACORN award, the Caterers’ and Hotelkeepers’ Recognition of Achievement for the “under 30s” in the foodservice industry.

Tony transferred to Compass Group North America in 1994 and was instrumental to the creation and implementation of the company’s information technology strategy, before being appointed Chairman of Foodbuy.

Tony qualified as an accountant in the UK in 1985, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He and his wife, Helen, have three daughters and a son, and reside in Charlotte, NC.