Our Leadership

Ted McElroy

Chicago Advisory Board Member

Ted has nearly 20 years of Finance and Strategy experience within the Consumer Products industry, and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Phusion Projects.

As Chief Operating Officer, Ted is responsible for the company’s Finance, Accounting, Data Visualization and Analytics, and Supply Chain functions. He also serves as a member of the Company’s executive leadership team where he partners to drive strategic and business decisions that enable growth while helping to guide the organization through change. His primary areas of focus include forward looking Sales and Operations Planning, Financial forecasting and driving operational efficiencies. Prior to his time at Phusion Projects Ted was most recently Chief Financial Officer for Lavazza Professional, where he partnered with the leadership team on the successful divestiture, acquisition and subsequent integration of the business within the Lavazza portfolio.

Ted received his MBA, with Distinction, from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and his B.S in Accounting from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and has received recognition from Diversity MBA Magazine as one of the 2018 50 Under 50 Executive Leaders. Outside of work, Ted serves as a member of both the Business Opportunities Program Leadership Council and of the Alumni Advisory Council for Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life at Purdue University. He, along with his wife, have also endowed a scholarship at Purdue that is rewarded annually to a student within the Business Opportunity Program. Ted and his wife reside in Chicago. In addition to spending time with friends and family, Ted enjoys traveling, attending sports events and driving connections within his community.

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