Vice President – Business Development, International Pacific Sales
In early 2019, Rhonda Thiessen joined the International Pacific Sales (IPS) team as Vice President, Business Development. Bringing over two decades of experience with her, Rhonda is a leader and coach for the B.C. sales team. Her diverse and extensive background sees her excel in the development and implementation of new sales systems at IPS. Rhonda’s magnetic energy has helped create long-standing relationship in all areas of the industry. In her management role, Rhonda encourages a constant state of learning and development and is always seeking opportunities for her team to continue to grow.
In her most recent role with Gordon Food Service (GFS), Rhonda held an impressive track record, improving sales year over year while managing a large portfolio for their Healthcare & Regional Multi-Unit Chain business. Prior to that Rhonda was with Sysco Vancouver where she was awarded District of the Year four times, won the Torchbearer & Pacesetter Awards (District Sales Manager of the Year), and was recognized as Marketing Associate of the Year early in her career.
Rhonda earned a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary, and has supplemented her experience in foodservice distribution with certifications such as Train the Trainer certification, Customer Focused Selling and Leadership Certification.
Rhonda spends her downtime outdoors with her family camping and hiking. She also enjoys her time spent mentoring in the foodservice community and involved in her kids’ sports teams.