Perry Cohen

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Perry Cohen of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.Perry Cohen

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
VP Talent Management

Years with company:  Seven years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:

  • MSEd – University of Pennsylvania
  • BA – University of Pennsylvania
  • EdD – University of Pennsylvania – anticipated 2015
  • Board of Directors, Antioch University New England

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: My dad.  He taught me all he knows about business, and caring for customers and people. 

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date?   Establishing leadership competencies to really emphasize the importance of how we do things, not just what we do.  Creating the BA program, watching our young talent grow and develop into successful leaders themselves.  Defining moment:  Governor’s Citation for Leadership Program of the Year in NH – 2013.

Most challenging part of your job: Making a big organization feel like a family.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Be true to yourself and trust your convictions.  Build and nourish your relationships – they are the key to your success.  Have fun.

Hobbies:  Skiing, cycling, running, playing with my 3-year old twins.