We get it done.
Every day.

Our Values

This goes beyond partnership.

When you combine over 50 years of quick-on-your-feet experience with a large and still growing footprint of distributors, growers, and purchasers, there’s no need, no pipeline problem we can’t solve. For us this isn’t a job, it’s a mission. And we do it better than anyone. So bring it on. We do whatever it takes.

  1. Count On Us

    For five decades we’ve been building relationships through consistent and steady partnership. It’s how business should work.

  2. Clear & Honest

    A huge part of our day-to-day operations involves talking. So we don’t mince words. We say what we mean and mean what we say.

  3. Strategic Thinkers

    Our network and experience make us masters of the produce pipeline. We keep it flowing because we know it from every angle.

  4. We Lead The Way

    From growing patterns and natural particulars to logistical data, we use deep-well knowledge to guide our decisions and solutions.

Our Team

Meet the folks who steer the ship.

David Cohen
David Cohen
President & CEO
(847) 808-3233
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For the last 12 years, David has played an active role in the buying and selling of fresh produce from coast-to-coast. As President and CEO, David works with the board and the executive management team to establish long and short-term goals, operating plans and strategic leadership. A University of Michigan grad, David currently lives in Chicago’s West Loop with his wife and daughter. Together, they enjoy traveling and enjoying Chicago’s fantastic restaurant scene.

Jeffrey Weisman
Jeffrey Weisman
Sr. Vice President
(847) 808-3038
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Jeff brings a unique skill set to The Ruby Company including generating growth strategies and identifying ways to add value across our challenging supply chain. With a hand in just about every corner of the business, he provides invaluable strategic oversight. Jeff is a graduate from the University of Iowa and currently resides in a suburb of Chicago with his wife and three kids. Jeff enjoys spending time with the fam, working out, learning from weird and unique podcasts.

Josh Wolff
Josh Wolff
Director, Growth and Strategy
(224) 676-5046
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Josh comes to The Ruby Company with significant experience in the foodservice industry including consulting, agency, global manufacturing, and broadline distribution. At Ruby, Josh is responsible for corporate strategy formulation and execution across various sectors of the business, forming new business and strategic partnerships, corporate marketing, business development and operations. Josh graduated from the Eli Broad School of Business at Michigan State University and lives in Chicago's West Loop with his girlfriend and their dog. In his free time, Josh enjoys working out, dining out, craft cocktails, and traveling the globe.

Mike Holzkopf
Mike Holzkopf
Vice President, Grower Relations
(847) 808-3035
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After nine years with the business, Mike has his finger on The Ruby Company pulse. Today Mike focuses on developing strategic partnerships with packing sheds, growers, and shippers. Mike ensures that we have the best quality produce to ship and that we can support our customers’ needs every day, with every order. Mike also plays a vital role in the sales and operations of our Sweet Mama Watermelons. A graduate of Concordia University with degrees in management and marketing, he now lives with his wife and daughter in a suburb of Chicago.

Adam Kramer
Adam Kramer
Vice President, Strategic Accounts
(312) 573-7614
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Adam manages value-added services and customized vendor and distributor partnerships. Not content to simply stare at a computer screen, he also puts his 15 years with the business to work, maintaining a key sales position focused on selling potatoes, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, melons, and international veg. A graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Agri-Business, focusing on finance, Adam lives in Chicago with his wife and his daughter. An avid golfer, he enjoys traveling the country in search of the next best course.

Haris Toplic
Procurement Specialist
(847) 808‐3039
Brian Holzkopf
Procurement Specialist
(847) 808-3035
Jacob Gelyana
Associate Procurement Specialist
(224) 676-5047
Johnny Song
Associate Procurement Specialist
(224) 676-5049
Erica Miller
Sr. Procurement Coordinator
(831) 601-9663
Bridget Armanini
Procurement Coordinator
(312) 776-1003
Catricia Creveling
Operations Coordinator
Samantha Mahaffy
Sr. Specialist, Business Operations
(312) 573-7620
Klaire Rink
Coordinator, Business Operations
(708) 528-1885
Strategic Accounts
Bertha Sanchez
Sr. Supervisor
(224) 676-5014
Aida Hernandez
Associate Supervisor
(312) 573-7625
Valdeta Derala
(312) 573-7623
Ryan Hajyousif
(312) 573-7618
Caitlin Kuhn
(312) 219-7246
Theresa Mossholder
(312) 219-7247
Business Development
Ralph Stachura
Sr. Business Development Associate
(224) 676-5008
Jason Casey
Manager, Wholesale
(847) 977-0703
Octavio Chavez
Associate Manager, Warehouse Operations
(773) 387-3152
Carlos Cazares
Coordinator, Customer Operations
(847) 947-1240
Nicole Barnett
Coordinator, Customer Operations
(847) 849-0324
Jackie Mlinarcik
Coordinator, Customer Operations
(224) 676-5038
Will Olson
Sales Manager
(312) 871‐5840
Matthew Bauer
Carrier Sales Representative
(312) 871-5840
Geoffrey Ruger
Carrier Sales Representative
(312) 871-5840
Ikjot Wahi
Carrier Sales Representative
(312) 871-5840
Justin Einsidler
Customer Sales Manager
(312) 871-5840
Miles Kleinsmith
Customer Sales Representative
(312) 871-5840
Adam Merel
Operations Manager
(312) 871-5840
James Swanson
Operations Coordinator
(312) 871-5840
Brandon Price
Operations Coordinator
(312) 871-5840
Matthew Mortell
Operations Coordinator
(312) 871-5840
Marzena Edwards
Accounting Manager
Accounting & Finance
Inga Slavutsky
Corporate Controller
(224) 676-5011
Monty Mittelman
Accounting Manager
(224) 676-5019
Maria Vargas
Accounting Manager
(847) 947-1244
Deanne Thrasher
Accounting Associate
Daina Harris
Accounting Associate
(847) 808-3031
Human Resources
Masha Friedman
Human Resources Manager
Join the team that says YES” to every challenge.