We are giving away a pair of tickets to February Power Breakfast @ Sentinel Hotel on February 28. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, February 25.
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February Power Breakfast
February 28, 2019
7:30-9 a | $50 | All Ages
More info: bizjournals.com
614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
A 6th generation Oregonian himself and the leader of the iconic 108 year-old Oregon farming co-op, Patrick Criteser sits down with the Portland Business Journal for the February Power Breakfast. He’ll break down what it takes to lead the production of 200 million pounds of cheese, 7 million gallons of ice cream, manage 900 Oregon employees, 1,000 cows and $800 million in revenue. With a new 30,000-square-foot Portland office and a new 38,500-square-foot visitors center in Tillamook the Oregon staple has seen continued growth over the past few years.
Tillamook is a more than century-old farmer-owned cooperative with a leading premium dairy brand and a commitment to providing real food that tastes great. During Patrick’s tenure at TCCA, the cooperative has increased revenue by over 50% while growing return to farmers and expanding its presence as one of the leading consumer food brands in the Western U.S.
Criteser is an experienced executive with a track record of leading growth and positive transformation at companies large and small. Before joining Tillamook as president and CEO in 2012, he spent eight years as president and CEO at Coffee Bean International and one year as co-CEO of Farmer Brothers. Criteser grew Coffee Bean International into one of the largest independent coffee roasters in the country before it was sold for $22 million. Prior to his role at Coffee Bean International, Criteser held management and strategic development roles at some of the worlds most respected brands, including Nike, The Walt Disney Company and Procter & Gamble. He also spent time as a principal at SmartForest Ventures, a Portland-based venture capital fund, where he led the firms investments in several successful technology companies.
Criteser is a native Oregonian and serves on the boards of The Oregon Food Bank, The Oregon Community Foundation, and The Oregon Business Council. He has a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and a masters degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.