Rick Anicetti is a solutions-focused senior executive with 38 years of experience leading complex organizations in the grocery and retail industries. In addition to his role as an Operating Affiliate with Exaltare, Rick serves as Chair of the Board of Cielo Global Holdings and Consulting Partner at Overfield Leadership Group. Prior to his current roles, Rick served as CEO of The Fresh Market. While CEO of the Fresh Market, Rick successfully led the company’s transition from publicly held to privately held, with the acquisition of the organization by Apollo Global Management. He also successfully re-launched the brand in 16 store locations with plans to continue the launch in 70 additional stores. Prior to his tenure at The Fresh Market, Rick served as CEO of Delhaize America Shared Services. In this role, he set the stage for the successful creation of a shared service model across all of Delhaize’s US operations while maintaining P&L responsibility for total US results. Rick previously served as CEO of Food Lion. As CEO of Food Lion, Rick grew the organization from $9.5 billion in revenue to approximately $13 billion and maintained industry leading EBITDA. He led the business model transformation from a distribution company to a customer-centric organization with differentiated brands and services. He also led a cultural transformation from a top-down, command and control organization to one where ownership and accountability were expected at all levels. Rick is a graduate of Bowdoin College.