Steven Townsend has served as a member of our board of directors since 2013. He has more than 31 years of senior management, financial, operational, information systems and human resources experience.
Steven has served as a director of Velocity Brands, LLC since 2010; ME Holding Corporation, parent company of Massage Envy, LLC, a leading provider of therapeutic massage and skincare services, since 2012; and Pet Valu, a specialty retailer of pet food and pet-related supplies, since 2015. He previously served United Natural Foods Inc., the largest publicly traded wholesale distributor of natural foods, as consultant from 2005-06, chairman from 2003-05, chief executive officer from 2003-05 and president from 2001-05.
He also held the roles of chief financial officer and chief operating officer of UNFI after he joined in 1981 as controller. Steven previously held management positions at Harris Corporation and Tupperware Corporation and has been a director of Vault USA, LLC since 2008. He served as director of SI Bancorp MHC., SI Financial Group Inc., Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company, Global Energy Holdings Group Inc. and SunOpta Inc.
Steven holds an MBA in Management and Information Systems and a B.S. in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude from Bryant College. He has been designated an audit committee financial expert as defined in applicable SEC rules.