Mr. Peter Zhang has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director since November of 2019, following the merger between HFFG and B&R Global Holdings Inc. (“B&R”), and was promoted to sole Chief Executive Officer in February of 2021. From 2014 until the merger, Mr. Zhang served as Chairman of the Board and a Director of B&R, which was co-founded by Mr. Zhang and his partners, to consolidate the shareholdings of various operating entities across the U.S. Mr. Zhang has over 20 years of experience in the food distribution industry with extensive experience in sales, marketing, financing, acquisitions, inventory, logistics and distribution.
Mr. Zhang’s entrepreneurial spirit has established solid, long-term relationships with a large network of suppliers and has earned him an esteemed reputation throughout the food distribution community.
Mr. Lin has had a very successful and diverse career prior to joining HF Foods. Most recently, Felix was Vice President and a Senior Strategy Officer for Blue Bird Corporation (the leading school bus manufacturer in North America), overseeing human resources, corporate and operations training, government relations, compliance, and strategy. During his time at Blue Bird Corporation, Mr. Lin also held leadership positions in Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain, Finance, and Accounting. Earlier in his career, Mr. Lin worked as a key member of the China and Middle East business development team for Blue Bird Corporation under Cerberus Capital Management, LLP.
Mr. Lin holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and Accounting from Mercer University, a Master of Accounting degree from Georgia College and State University, and a Master in Business Administration degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Lin has also served as an Independent Board Member for the Company from November 2019 to April 2022, where he served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Special Investigation Committee.
Ms. Chang began her legal career nearly 15 years ago as a litigator at Dentons LLP’s New York office where she primarily specialized in commercial litigation matters. In 2014, she joined Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas. At Caesars, Ms. Chang provided advice and counsel regarding litigation, employment and general compliance matters for over 50 properties both domestically and internationally. After progressing through increasing roles of responsibility, Ms. Chang left Caesars in 2020 as its VP and Chief Counsel, Litigation, to join Boyd Gaming, another Las Vegas hospitality company. At Boyd, Ms. Chang continued to develop her career in strategic litigation and compliance advice and counsel as its VP Legal Affairs – Labor Relations and Litigation. Ms. Chang has a B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned her J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law.
Mr. Rodriguez has over 25 years of finance and accounting experience across various industries, including technology, entertainment, restaurants, and life science. Most recently, Mr. Rodriguez served as Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President Corporate Finance for General Life Sciences, Inc., a $300 million high growth company. In that role, he led the Accounting, Finance, Financial Reporting, Treasury/Cash Management, Strategic and Financial Planning, M&A Due Diligence, and other financial responsibilities. Prior to General Life Sciences, Mr. Rodriguez served as Vice President of Accounting and Corporate Finance for California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.
Mr. Rodriguez holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.