Stephen Down Promoted to Chief Executive Officer of National DCP
ATLANTA, Ga. (December 19, 2023) – National DCP (NDCP), the $3 billion supply chain management company serving Dunkin’ franchisees, has promoted Stephen Down to Chief Executive Officer. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of the innovative global organization.
“After conducting an extensive industry search, it was clear that Stephen was the best choice to take our organization to the next level,” said Sanjay Jain, Chairman, National DCP Board of Directors. “We appreciate his more than 30 years of significant financial and corporate leadership experience in the foodservice and distribution sectors, and strong commitment to NDCP.”
Down, who joined NDCP as the Chief Financial Officer in August 2022, has been responsible for financial management, banking, treasury, tax, audit, planning & analysis, and mergers & acquisitions activity for some of the largest distribution organizations in the foodservice industry. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Shamrock Foods Company, Inc., a $5B foodservice distribution, dairy, and food manufacturing company.
During his tenure as Senior Vice President, Broadline Finance for U.S. Foods, Inc., Stephen was responsible for all field finance personnel, $20B of sales with 62 locations shipping over 650 million cases annually. In his role as the Chief Financial Officer of The Martin-Brower Co., a $5B international distribution company and supply chain partner for McDonald’s with 31 distribution centers in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, he led all accounting, internal controls, financial plans, and budgets.
Down earned an M.B.A. in Finance and Corporate Accounting and a B.A in Economics from the University of Rochester. He also completed a Continuing Education course on Mergers and Acquisitions at the University of Chicago.