Jan 15, 2020
California Giant hires new CFO

California Giant Berry Farms recently added a new member to its Executive Team, welcoming Sean Martin as Chief Financial Officer to the growing company.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin

Martin will supersede Dan Nicola as he begins his transition into retirement after serving as CFO for more than 30 years with the company, according to a press release from California Giant. Nicola has been a strong and vital asset to the Executive Team, and a long-term friend to all at California Giant through his expansive and prosperous career.

“Dan’s plan was to retire in 2020 and the addition of Sean was part of the company’s succession plan for key executive positions, with Dan remaining with the company until October to assist with the transition,” said California Giant Berry Farms President, Joe Barsi. “We are very excited about the addition of Sean Martin to the Executive Team with a background in large consumer goods companies and berry industry experience making him a great fit for the company.”

While Martin may have big shoes to fill, he comes with an extensive background with an MBA from the University of Louisville, and over 30 years of financial leadership with both public and private companies, including six years in the berry industry, according to California Giant’s release.

“I’m excited to be a part of the California Giant Team, back in the Santa Cruz County, and look forward to enjoying more of the wonderful community here,” Martin said in the release.

Above, Sean Martin. Photo: California Giant





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