Rick PostiglioneCEO Contract FoodservicesCompass Group North America
Rick Postiglione, well-known as 'Rick Post' in the industry, is the CEO of Contract Foodservices for Compass Group North America. The contract foodservices segment includes Business & Industry (Eurest Dining Services, FLIK International, Restaurant Associates, Canteen Dining Services, and Wolfgang Puck Catering); Corrections; Education (Chartwells); Healthcare (Morrison) and Vending (Canteen).
A 2007 International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) Silver Plate Winner and the 2006 recipient of Thompson Hospitality’s Fred D. Thompson Sr. Award, Post was also honored as the 43rd Distinguished Visiting Professor at Johnson & Wales University Hospitality College in Providence, Rhode Island in May 2005. An active member in the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Post maintains a Board position in the Society of Foodservice Management organization.
Post came to Compass Group North America in 1997, assuming Presidency of FLIK International Corp. Working closely with company founders, Ruëdiger and Julie Flik, he helped grow the business substantially, and was soon promoted to President & CEO of the B&I sector in 1999.
Raised in a family with two generations of food industry tradition, Post has been involved in foodservice for over 25 years. His career began in his family’s small retail store, Pastosa Ravioli, in Brooklyn, New York, at the tender age of 16, and the rest is history.
Post is a graduate of Staten Island College with an associate degree in Arts & Science. He also attended Brooklyn College where he studied business administration, marketing and advertising.
Post is married with four children and resides in Wayne, NJ.