Chad Coester’s extensive career started in 1995 with his first role in retail as a Courtesy Clerk at a Northern California Safeway store. Since then, he has held numerous leadership positions in various areas including Procurement, eCommerce Operations, Marketing & Merchandising, Marketing Systems & Processes, Manufacturing and Own Brands. In 2015, Chad became Vice President of Manufacturing Sales & Business Development. From 2015 to 2019, he held leadership roles within the Corporate Grocery Merchandising Team at Albertsons corporate office in Boise. In 2017, Chad was named Group Vice President of Own Brands Sales & Marketing. In September 2019, Chad was promoted to his current role of Senior Vice President of Own Brands.