Brian O’Malley is an accomplished director and innovative former CEO with extensive knowledge of the CPG food industry and commodity markets. His combination of both finance and sales & marketing expertise ultimately paved the way for his role as the President and CEO of Domino Foods, Inc.
He is currently an independent Director of a public food company, Sucro Limited, headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida, and a private food company, 4C Foods, in Brooklyn, NY. O’Malley has twice been recognized in Irish Business Magazine’s Business 100 (2010 and 2015) and is a recipient of the Dyer Memorial Sugar Man of the Year (2019) and the No Kid Hungry Outstanding Corporate Leadership Award (2018).
He previously served as Vice Chair, Chairman’s Advisory Council of Grocery Manufacturers Association, and as Board Chair of The Sugar Association.
During his 18-year tenure as President and CEO, the company experienced enormous growth and became the recognized leader of the sweetener industry in North America. The acquisitions of the California and Hawaiian Sugar Company (C&H), Redpath Sugars in Canada, and Ingenio San Nicolas in Mexico created the only true North American presence in the sweetener industry. Other smaller but nonetheless strategic acquisitions garnered leadership in all segments of the industry (Industrial, Grocery, Foodservice, Specialty, and Export).
Additionally, O’Malley re-established the company’s R&D capabilities and unlocked the innovation that led Domino to introduce new products and attractive, updated packaging. He was also a driving force in creating the company’s Boca Raton Innovation Center, where the zero-calorie, natural sweetener called Zing and the new packaging and other innovations, including organic Agave-based sweeteners and flavored syrups, were created.
O’Malley transferred to the organization’s sales division after beginning his career in the financial department of then-Amstar Corporation (NYSE), the former parent company of Domino Sugar.
During these early years, he experienced two separate leveraged buyouts (KKR and ML Capital Markets) as well as another IPO under Tate & Lyle (London Exchange).
In addition to his operating experience, O’Malley serves as a Trustee (Vice Chair) of CBA (Christian Brothers Academy), a college preparatory high school in Lincroft, New Jersey, and is President of the Jersey Shore chapter of Legatus, an organization comprised of Catholic CEOs.
O’Malley holds a B.A. from Rowan University and an MBA from Rutgers University. He is a dual citizen of the United States and the Republic of Ireland, though he calls the Jersey Shore home. O’Malley is happily married to his wife Maureen, with whom he resides in Middletown, New Jersey. Their children Erin, Michael, and Kevin, and three grandchildren all live nearby.