OPTIMBUY Adds Nicodemo Esposito as New Partner
Derwood, MD – June 2, 2014
Nicodemo “Nico” Esposito has joined OPTIMBUY, a leading provider of supply chain management and procurement solutions for clients in the food service and hospitality sector, as Partner and VP of Strategy & Development. His focus will be on expanding the company’s client base, opening new markets, and broadening the company’s suite of products and services.
With 15 years of experience in corporate development, strategy, and finance, Nico has been successful at creating shareholder value through the development of corporate strategy, execution of growth initiatives, and integration of strategic investments. His industry expertise spans hospitality, food service, and investment banking.
Prior to OPTIMBUY, Nico was Vice President of Corporate Development at Delaware North Companies, a $2.7 billion global leader in hospitality and food service. Nico provided overall leadership in the planning and execution of the company’s global growth strategy, which included the acquisition of Patina Restaurant Group. As a member of Delaware North’s Investment Committee, Nico evaluated all material capital projects. He also chaired the Business Development Council, which provided a forum for collaboration among senior leaders across all operating divisions.
Previously, Nico held leadership roles in corporate finance, business development, and M&A at Deutsche Bank Securities and UBS Investment Bank. He advised clients on multiple M&A transactions totaling $100 billion+ in aggregate value and negotiated landmark deals for Unilever, Nabisco, Caesars Entertainment, International Paper, Deutsche Bank, and Lyondell Chemical, among others.
A first-generation American raised in Brooklyn, New York, Nico is fluent in Italian, and earned his bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.