Goldman Sachs recently recognized NutriFresh Services CEO Guy Ironi as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2021 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Healdsburg, CA. Goldman Sachs selected Ironi as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event.
Guy Ironi is a senior executive with more than 20 years of management, strategic planning and operational implementation experience. He’s managed companies and built brands across multiple industries, including Raymond Weil USA (Swiss timepieces), Small World Toys, Ronco (Ron Popeil’s legendary infomercial company), and Cosmedicine (Skin Care).
“Innovation doesn’t happen just anywhere; it thrives where there’s a wide range of thoughts and perspectives,” said David M. Solomon, Chairman & CEO of Goldman Sachs. “One of our great strengths is our ability to bring together people from different walks of life and to spark conversations today that will lead to breakthroughs tomorrow. The leaders we’ve chosen to highlight at our Builders + Innovators Summit are truly remarkable, and we are pleased to recognize Guy Ironi as one of this year’s most intriguing entrepreneurs.”
Ironi took over as NutriFresh’s CEO in 2016 to execute a turnaround on behalf of the family office that invested in the founding leadership team. The distressed business ultimately pivoted from a contract beverage manufacturer into a tech-enabled e-commerce fulfillment platform for cold and frozen foods. During his tenure, the company more than doubled sales each year, achieving nearly 20X earnings growth. NutriFresh was included on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies at #1,324.
“It’s not often, in the life of an entrepreneur, that you receive such strong positive feedback that you are doing the right thing,” commented Ironi. “When we entered the perishable e-commerce fulfillment sector, we made a significant investment and commitment to an opportunity in a very fast-growing segment that we believed was dramatically underserved. This honor from Goldman Sachs is a testimony to our team’s execution on that opportunity and recognition that the technology and services platform we’ve built is enabling our customers to achieve their business growth objectives.”
He continued, “We’re committed to creating and delivering value to our customers, allowing all of our partners, regardless of size, to quickly deploy a national fulfillment program at scale by leveraging our fulfillment network, our enterprise technology, and our deep carrier relationships. NutriFresh is dedicated to being the leading service provider in the cold and frozen e-commerce fulfillment space, and we look forward to sharing exciting news about our growth plans in the coming weeks and months.”