Vans is a senior leader that has held many strategic leadership roles with organizations such as PEPSICO, YUM Brands, The HoneyBaked Ham Co., ARG, and United Way. Vans has an extensive track record for growing Sales and EBITDA in his +20 years in the industry. He has managed businesses with +$300 Million in Revenue and over 10,000 employees. Vans leads strategies in a variety of disciplines including Operations, B2B Sales, Marketing, Training, Franchisee Leadership, Supply Chain, and Finance.
While Vans’ leadership impact has been celebrated, he finds his true reward in giving back, particularly in the areas of developing/mentoring our youth. Vans has spearheaded corporate community partnerships with organizations such as Workforce Atlanta and Hosea Feed the Hungry. Vans has also worked with other non-profit organizations such as United Way and Atlanta Union Mission. He also serves his community by coaching youth football, basketball, and baseball.
Vans’ impressive career is hallmarked by his passion to empower the people around him to succeed. Colleagues and clients alike recognize Vans for his instinctive ability to identify the unique qualities of individuals and create ways to synchronize their diverse talents to build winning teams. Vans has developed many “Future Leaders” programs for different organizations. This eventually spurred the vision and purpose for Core Truth.
At Core Truth, our mission is to improve our communities by impacting the lives of today’s youth. Helping them become productive, responsible citizens in the communities in which they live and engage. Our programs and services are designed to promote self-love, build confidence, empowerment, leadership, and encourage personal accountability.