FACES OF OUR SUCCESS

Our growth and continued success would not be possible without the dedication, creativity, and passion of our employees. They are the heart and soul of our company.


JULIE COBB
COMPASS CORPORATE/ VP HUMAN RESOURCES

JULIE COBB

“Working in Human Resources f or many years, I al ways knew that people were extremely important. However, at Compass I have experienced that even more. I’ve seen how our people are so important to not only each other, but to the clients we provide amazing service t o every day. The key is leveraging everyone’s diverse strengths. When we say it’s all about the people, it really is.”

Gulf coast born, avid runner, proud veteran daughter


ZEESHAN MALIK
FOODBUY/ SOURCING DIRECTOR

ZEESHAN MALIK

“Compass Group creates positive change. Not only do we bring the best to our clients, but we also have a measurable social impact. Whether working with community projects or bringing diverse people together, we are a positive force. We bring innovation to the foodservice industry, because we have the best talent from across the globe, working hand-in-hand to make a difference.”

Bitten by the travel bug, family man, heart captured by masala curry


MICHAEL HOLLIS
FLIK HOSPITALITY/ SOUS CHEF

MICHAEL HOLLIS

“The relationships you build at Compass are the true difference. The people here really wish to see each other succeed. When I was a utility worker, I had the chance to work with a regional executive chef. He showed me what was expected of me, and gave me support and lifelong lessons when I needed them. Now I’m a sous chef and training others, attempting to help build careers and give chances just as I was given.”

Father of daughters, appreciates cheeseburgers, admires his brother


MICHELLE CRAMM
UNIDINE/ SR. DIRECTOR, CULTURE + FIELD TRAINING

MICHELLE CRAMM

“I know it’s a cliché, but TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) rings true within Compass. Anyone who is qualified and capable at their job is regarded at the highest esteem no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or anything else. It’s about the person and their contribution to the company. I’m excited to develop and strengthen new relationships with the Compass family.”

Enjoys canoeing, prepared for the zombie apocalypse, looking to visit Alaska


ESTHER HAREWOOD
MORRISON COMMUNITY LIVING/ DIET OFFICE MANAGER

ESTHER HAREWOOD

“Working here has made me more open-minded, flexible, and appreciative of teamwork. I’ve learned that setting goals is what makes succeeding more attainable. For instance, I set the goal to complete a leadership training program and am already well on my way. I have just one more step left before I can apply for a director position and further my career.”
Dreams of Paris, has an adventurous streak, bookworm


SABRINA CONNERY
WOLFGANG PUCK CATERING/ ASSISTANT CONTROLLER

SABRINA CONNERY

“It is of the utmost importance to treat all people equally. From the dishwashers to the CEO, we are more alike than we are different. I know if I ever run into a problem, there is always someone to reach out to for help. Whether it is help with a reconciliation form or account-related issues, I know there’s always a wide array of resources and viewpoints willing to support me. That’s comforting.”

Mother of three, softball coach, Girl Scout leader


HOLLY BLUNKALL
MORRISON HEALTHCARE/ TRAVELING NUTRITION + FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR

HOLLY BLUNKALL

“We bring our whole selves to work each and every day. But more than that, we have the chance to use that uniqueness as an asset. Something that makes us all better. It’s that freedom that allows us to lead teams to exceed their potential. The impact we have on our clients, staff, and communities is truly something amazing.”

Idolizes her mom, horror movie aficionado, photography buff


DAVID LOBBAN
EUREST/ NATIONAL GROUP MANAGER

DAVID LOBBAN

“Even though we are the leader in contract food and support services management, we are never just a number. We are all real people. We all are part of a team. And when the team has a need—whether it is because someone is out or someone is struggling in their role—we all come together to make sure the job gets done and exceeds expectations. No one ever gets lost in the shuffle and great performance never goes unnoticed.”
Fan of college sports, loves everything Texas BBQ, can carry a tune


ELSIE LACOURT
FLIK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DINING/ PROJECT MANAGER

ELSIE LACOURT

“I am lucky to be part of the DIAC team here at Compass. We work together cohesively, toward a common goal, creating a positive working atmosphere, and supporting each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. I’ve had the opportunity to present at hourly orientation meetings and senior leadership meetings. Also, being bilingual has opened several opportunities by translating conversations during business transitions, recruiting, presentations, and orientations to Spanish speaking associates.”

Adores her daughters, football fan, knows her way around the kitchen


RONNIE GARCIA-PORTER
BON APPÉTIT MANAGEMENT COMPANY/ DISH LEAD

RONNIE GARCIA-PORTER

“There’s always a lot of work to be done at Compass, but we get it done together. We’re always following a couple key ideals. Lead by example. Help when necessary. And hard work brings new opportunities for promotions and growth. I followed these ideals into a promotion. Now I can’t wait to see where I can go from here.”
Proud grandfather, tattoo artist, lives for lasagna


DON SONG
EUREST SERVICES/ HR MANAGER

DON SONG

“Respecting and appreciating differing backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives allows us to see things more wholly. It is only through the inclusion of those diverse ideas that we are able to make the best decisions. The experience and knowledge I gained from interacting with the implementation and sales teams is something I know I can use in furthering my career or helping others see the bigger picture.”

Outdoor enthusiast, grill master, plays the guitar


JENNIFER MITCHELL
SSC/ UNIT DIRECTOR

JENNIFER MITCHELL

“Compass is growing daily with new sites. When there is a new campus, like the project we did at Fort Smith, Arkansas, the whole team comes together. I have made fantastic relationships and partnerships with many people over the last six years, and this only makes me want to be better at what I do.”

Family oriented, outdoorsy, has Rome on her bucket list


ZOLTAN VARGA
FLIK LIFESTYLES/ DIRECTOR DINING SERVICES

ZOLTAN VARGA

“We have a wonderful team of people who are committed to empowering each other. Different departments often collaborate flawlessly to effectively achieve common goals. Once, we brought our nursing, housekeeping, and maintenance teams together to deliver food to residents without working elevators. That let all the departments see how our jobs rely on each other for the success of the whole organization.”

Thrift treasure hunter, world traveler, gardener


AVALON HATTEN
CULINART/ FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR

AVALON HATTEN

“I was given this incredible opportunity to mentor students with disabilities through the Job Shadowing program. The students continue to inspire me to be the best leader and role model. For me, coming from a different country, diversity and inclusion means a lot. So the chance to give back to the community is something I’m thankful for.”

Avid bowler, appreciates soul food, wants to visit Dubai


JAVIER LOPEZ
CANTEEN/ CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER

JAVIER LOPEZ

“I started off as a route driver, and Compass gave me the opportunity to express my ideas. I was able to show my initiative and, eventually, get promoted. It fuels me every day knowing I am part of a company that has a positive atmosphere and encourages its associates to be the voice of the organization. I can’t tell you the pride it gives me, knowing I can be heard and express my ideas freely.”
Amateur bowler, weak for Brick Oven Pizza, hopes to visit Fiji


ISAAC JOHNSON
CROTHALL HEALTHCARE/ REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

ISAAC JOHNSON

“Compass promotes innovative and creative thinking. Whether it’s a new slogan to promote an old idea or bringing in new ways to solve problems, we know new ideas will be embraced. It’s a workplace that truly appreciates our differences knowing that it is what truly makes us great. I have built relationships at the company that will last a lifetime; I still exchange holiday cards with staff and clients from various accounts over the years.”

Globetrotter, film junkie, golfer


JOHN WHITELAW
CHARTWELLS HIGHER EDUCATION/ LINE COOK

JOHN WHITELAW

“It’s been incredibly exciting to be able t o work with students from around the world, training them on the importance of embracing diverse thinking. Compass is always willing to teach anyone who’s ready to learn the job, whether they’re Compass associates or from another sector. People willing to work together as a team is power within itself.”

Fitness nut, avid outdoorsman, fond of fishing


JULIO NARVAEZ
CHARTWELLS K12/ RESIDENT DISTRICT MANAGER

JULIO NARVAEZ

“Teamwork is a multilevel effort. I am working with my café manager and supporting her team under the direction of the account management team. Every meal we serve is the result of the team who worked to put them together. And that’s what makes the meals—and our team—so special.”

Family man, Puerto Rican native, wants to visit Spain


XIOMARA RIVAS
RESTAURANT ASSOCIATES/ SR. CAFE MANAGER

XIOMARA RIVAS

“There are always opportunities to develop your career at Compass. They offer training courses, and every training course is like watering a plant. They all have something I can implement, learn, or share that will help me grow and get better at what I do. Working here, I’ve realized it’s empowering to discover you’re capable of more. At Compass, everyone is a “go to” person where they can count on me as much as I count on them.”

Believes in the power of optimism, pupusa aficionado, loves singing


MARIA KOZIARA
TOUCHPOINT/ CASHIER

MARIA KOZIARA

“In the six years I’ve worked here, I can safely say that everybody is a team player. If a team member has more experience, they’re willing to guide the newer members so we can work more effectively and efficiently. Whether someone calls in sick, or simply gets behind, the others on the team all rally together to pick up the work and make sure our customers are served.”

Creates embroidery, natural green thumb, makes a mean egg salad