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The Meso Foundation Board of Directors: Ross A. Kellman

Meet Ross Kellman, Director

Ross currently holds the position as Executive Vice President of Growth & Development, overseeing the revenue expansion across all external business opportunities for Foodbuy, LLC- a leading Procurement Services Organization in the US and a division of Compass Group, NA. Ross also served as the President of Foodbuy LLC where he oversaw all aspects of the day-to-day operations for Foodbuy, LLC. Prior to his role as President, Ross spent 8 years as Vice President, Hospitality & Leisure and Vice President, New Business Development. Ross also had responsibilities for Foodbuy’s Airline Catering and Public & Private Golf business.

Prior to joining Foodbuy, Ross worked for nearly 13 years in the Foodservice Distribution industry beginning with Kraft Foodservice before being sold to Royal Ahold, and then sold again to US Foodservice in 2001. He held various leadership positions over his 13-year tenure, including: Regional and National Sales & Account Management, Operations, Procurement and Marketing. Prior to leaving US Foodservice, he served as Corporate Vice President, Lodging where he was responsible for all business development and account management for the Corporate Hotel & Lodging business, across 42 Distribution Centers in the US.

A Maryland native, Ross graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a B.S. degree in Consumer Economics with an emphasis in Business Management and Marketing. He spent 12 years as an active Rotarian and contributing member of his clubs board. He has chaired and co-chaired various fundraisers, focusing on causes including access to healthcare for the elderly and children cancer research. Ross is an avid sports enthusiast and still enjoys playing basketball, baseball, skiing and biking.

He and his wife Maya lived in Atlanta, GA before moving to Huntersville, NC (a suburb north of Charlotte) in 2002. Maya owns a small business and is a talented professional photographer who frequently donates her services to help raise funds for charitable causes. They have two active boys, Zachary (15) and Dylan (14), who both attend The Cannon School in Concord, NC.

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