After an extensive search, Peak of the Market BB #:116490 is proud to announce that Deena Clarke has joined our team as Chief Financial Officer.
Deena held the role of Controller at Granny’s Poultry Cooperative Ltd. for the past 12 years which included the merger of Granny’s with Exceldor Cooperative in July 2019. In addition to facilitating the merger, Deena led the finance team at Granny’s and was involved in the $37 million plant expansion and renovation project in 2016. Deena was also the finance lead in multiple system implementation projects.
“We are so pleased to have Deena join us as CFO,” said Pamela Kolochuk, CEO, Peak of the Market. “Deena’s financial experience in both the agriculture and food industries is a perfect match for our business and will serve us well into the future.”
In addition to her time at Granny’s, Deena’s past financial experience in the agriculture industry includes Manager, Accounts Payable and Receivable at Maple Leaf Agri Farms as well as Accounting Supervisor at James Richardson International.
“Joining Peak of the Market is both a personal and professional achievement for me,” said Clarke. “I am looking forward to the challenge of learning a new segment of the agriculture industry, while at the same time, looking to providing input on the opportunities that Peak of the Market and their grower partners can tap into. Being raised on a mixed farm of grain and pure-bred Angus beef, agriculture has been and is important to me and my family. I am proud to be a part of the Peak of the Market team.”
Deena can be reached at:
Deena Clarke, CPA, CGA
In addition, Jodi Johnson has joined our team as Marketing and Communications Manager.
Jodi’s 20-year career in marketing and communications spans two provinces. A Winnipegger at heart, Jodi’s career began with the Manitoba Turkey Producers but a move to Calgary resulted in a 15-year career in multiple communications and high-profile special events roles with the Calgary Stampede; the most notable being the Royal Visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2007. An opportunity with the Red River Exhibition brought Jodi home, where she spent the past 10 years as Communications and Marketing Manager.
“Jodi is a great fit for our newly created position of Marketing and Communications Manager,” said Pamela Kolochuk, CEO, Peak of the Market. “Jodi’s extensive experience, coupled with her enthusiasm, will serve Peak of the Market well in years to come.”
“I am very proud to be joining the team at Peak of the Market,” said Johnson. “There are some wonderful stories happening at Peak of the Market. Whether it’s sustainability on the farm, innovative technology in the Distribution Centre or the significant health benefits of products being produced by the growers, I am looking forward to sharing all kinds of stories with a variety of audiences. Stay tuned!”
Jodi can be reached at:
Jodi Johnson Marketing & Communications Manager
A Manitoba, house-hold name, Peak of the Market has marketed quality and locally grown produce for 79 years supplying over 100 different varieties of fresh, quality produce to Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Our solid reputation resulted in being named one of the “Top 100 Canadian Food & Beverage Companies 2017”.