Professional of the Year - Food

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Melissa A. Garatino

Title: Human Resources Director, Systems and Services
Industry: Food
Type of Organization: Food Distributor
Major Product/Service: Italian fine foods and imports
Expertise: Ms. Garatino is responsible for regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, integration, all HR administration, payroll platforms, and the company benefits. She is fluent in 6 languages.
Geographic Area of Distribution: National
University/Degree: Attended, Katherine Gibbs College and Walden University
Born: August 22, 1982, Summit, New Jersey
Hobbies/Sports: Writing music, playing piano, acrylic painting
Career Accomplishments: Ms. Garatino was successful in the completion of the integration of payroll, HR data, benefits, 401k plans and HR/Payroll systems for 11 acquisitions in 4 years. She has been a small business owner collectively for 5 years.