- The Raley’s Companies has named former VSP Vision executive Tiffanie Burkhalter as its new chief financial officer, effective Feb. 16.
- As CFO, Burkhalter will oversee the grocery company’s enterprise financial functions, risk management and real estate, according to a Thursday press release.
- Burkhalter assumes the top financial role several months after former Raley’s CFO Ken Mueller perished in a plane crash in September 2022.
Burkhalter comes to the California-based grocery company from VSP Vision, where she spent 12 years, starting as a member of the finance team before rising through numerous positions, including vice president of e-commerce, and finally serving as the company’s president of VSP Ventures.
Prior to VSP, she worked at Ernest and Young in the assurance and advisory services practice, according to the announcement.
As The Raley’s Companies CFO, Burkhalter will oversee the grocery company’s enterprise financial functions, risk management and real estate, per the announcement.
“I am excited to join The Raley’s Companies and support their expanded portfolio of brands,” Burkhalter said in a statement. “I look forward to working alongside the impressive leadership team and bringing my experience and passion for leading high performing teams and driving transformational results.”
The Raley’s Companies was formed in late 2021 after Raley’s agreed to acquire Arizona-based grocer Bashas’. The Raley’s Companies oversees approximately 235 stores under banners including Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods, Raley’s O-N-E Market, Bashas’, Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods and Bashas’ Diné Market, according to the press release.