Brandon Barnholt

Senior Advisory Board member

Brandon Barnholt is the Executive Chair of KeHE Distributors, a TowerBrook portfolio company.

Previously, Mr. Barnholt was the President and CEO of KeHE Distributors. Under his leadership, the company grew tenfold in revenue to over $6 billion annually and became a prominent Natural & Organic, Specialty, and Fresh Food distributor in North America. The company achieved its B Corp™ Certification in 2016 and is a strong advocate of the Organic and Good Food movement. Mr. Barnholt is the Co-Founder of Naturally Chicago, is the Chair of The CEO Forum and serves on the Board of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). In addition, he serves as an investor and advisor to start-ups and early-stage companies in high impact areas.

Mr. Barnholt has held various Corporate Executive and Non-Executive positions over his forty year career. He brings highly developed skills in organisational development and leadership, strategic planning, corporate finance, sales, marketing, and supply chain. Mr Barnholt’s channel experience is vast, with direct business experience across franchising, food retail, restaurants, CPG, and all aspects of complex distribution.