About Our Company

OPTIMBUY is first and foremost the story of an unparalleled commitment to clients’ satisfaction by delivering value and savings. It’s also the story of a friendship and the alliance of complementary skills and experiences across multiple industries and functions for the benefits of our Clients.

Chris Rochette, CEO

25 years of experience in Strategic Marketing and Business Development.  Prior to OPTIMBUY, as Principal of CRConsulting, Chris has advised small and mid-size businesses with business development strategies resulting in greater focus on their business model, acquisition of skills and improved bottom line. Tasked by CEOs to find new growth avenues, he has delivered stellar double digit results. Previously, Chris was Senior VP with Sodexo in charge of Global Key Accounts and Strategic Planning for North America. His areas of expertise include operations and P&L management,… Read More

Bernard Royer, COO

30 years of experience in Supply Chain management solutions. Prior to OPTIMBUY, as President and Founder of BRC, Bernard has contributed to the bottom line of many Fortune 500 Companies by developing solutions and strategies to achieve cost reductions, generate savings and greater control of their spend. Tasked by Clients to upgrade organization purchasing skills, he has trained hundreds of procurement staff. Previously, Bernard was Senior VP with Sodexo in charge of Purchasing & Distribution managing a 150 employee organization , annually procuring in excess of $2 Billion of core products and indirect… Read More

Ram Nabar, Partner

Ram has unparalleled diversity of experience from virtually every foodservice sector, successfully running 28 years of operations and business development at Universities, Hospitals,Corporations- Xerox, Heidelberg, M and T bank, and Stadiums and Resorts. Prior to OPTIMBUY, Ram led  Non-clinical operations as Administrative Director for Stanford Hospital at Palo Alto. He completed his Masters in Hospitality from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and MBA from the Univeristy at Buffalo.  He loves to turnaround restaurants, learn new languages, is an avid… Read More

Mark S. Toomey, Partner

35 years of experience in Operations and Business Development. Prior to OPTIMBUY, Mark was the Division Vice President of Sales for Sodexo’s Corporate Services Division, where he was responsible for developing and executing business development strategies that led to average annual growth of more than $100 Million during the last three years. Previously Mark was the Senior Vice President of Sales for The Wood Company, leading that organization to the largest growth in the company’s history. His areas of expertise include business development, operations excellence, team building… Read More

Tom Mulligan, Partner

35 years of experience in General Management and Operations. Prior to OPTIMBUY, Tom was the President of Sodexo's Corporate Services Division and responsible for a $1.6 Billion business unit employing over 100,000 people and serving over 1 Million customers daily. He was accountable for the oversight of all facets of the Division’s performance, including fiscal planning and management, supply chain management, strategic planning, business development and marketing, human resources development and succession Planning. Previously he held multiple positions of increased responsibilities at Sodexo in multiple business segments (Healthcare, Education,… Read More