Torres-Furtado,-NataliaNatalia Torres-Furtado

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Torres-Furtado,-NataliaNatalia Torres-Furtado

Ahold USA Retail
Portfolio Lead for Specialty, Ethnic, & Kosher

Years with company: 24 years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations: Bachelors Degree in Marketing from UMass Dartmouth, Executive Food Retail Program at Cornell  University.

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: Kerri (Lynch) Aguilo has been a great mentor and role model through my career in merchandising.  She has dedicated the time and attention both as a leader and friend to help me grow professionally.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment oyour career to date?  The proudest moment would be more recent in being promoted to Portfolio Lead, truly the proudest moment to date in my career.

Most challenging part of your job: The most challenging part of my job is navigating through all the uncontrollable’s and planning how to manage through them, as you would find in many retail organizations.  The reward comes when you are able to manage and plan through this and experience positive execution and results.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Stay focused on the business don’t give up,  and be true to who you are as a person.

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, football, gardening, and cooking.