Chief Operating Officer – Phoenix, AZ

Chief Operating Officer

Phoenix, AZ


PUBLISHED: February 7, 2023 EXPIRY: April 8, 2023OnsitePhoenix, ArizonaFull TimeExecutive Level


With operational teams in 20 countries and anticipated expanded transformational growth, the CEO, Mark Viso, seeks a results-driven Chief Operating Officer, a management expert. The next COO will implement systems that forge a new path that repairs structural imperfections and equips those served to have voice, agency, and ownership. Food for the Hungry’s unique people focused approach to working with those challenged by poverty has directly served 14 million people worldwide.


The organization is experiencing phenomenal growth. With current revenue poised to exceed $192 million, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) has the opportunity to scale expansion and effectiveness by building infrastructure and teams and developing the “how” of the re-imagined strategy. The COO will have the opportunity to help shape a transformed entity as well as influence our broad sector, through 3 + year journey of organizational transformation (our “Reimagination”).

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) reports to the CEO and is a key member of the Food for the Hungry Executive Leadership Team. As the architect charged with building the infrastructure to implement scalable growth, facilitate collaboration and results across the organization and drive data-based decision making, the COO defines, establishes, and monitors the CEO’s vision as a strategic thought partner. The COO will develop a strong ecosystem of processes which will establish organizational cohesion and strengthen all Food for the Hungry accomplishes in a fast-paced adaptable and responsive environment. The COO will design, enhance and improve the operational model that synergizes all functions of the central and country offices by streamlining the effective flow of resources and information always focused on the lives and communities served.

The COO will translate the organization’s strategy into actionable processes, contributing to the collaborative culture and managing all functions to stay on track to meet goals. The COO will facilitate and work within the organization’s ambidextrous approach, which involves balancing both incremental improvements to our existent business (the Core) and the disruptive transformation which is exploring new frontiers (the Explore).

The Chief Operating Officer will bring creativity, proven leadership success in dynamic, relevant global organizational contexts. The COO will recruit, develop, and lead high performing teams and create a collaborative and exceptionally effective operational environment.

Food for the Hungry is partnering with BoardWalk Consulting to conduct this search. For potential consideration or to make a referral, please email [email protected], or call Cynthia J. Moreland, Kathy Bremer, or Patti Kish at 404-BoardWalk (404-262-7392).

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