Garside joins Aramark
Chris Garside, the former CEO of Compass Group UK and Ireland, has joined Aramark International as head of sales and business development. He will be reporting in to COO Carl Mittleman and will take on responsibility for leading growth in 18 countries around the world.
In this newly created role, Garside will lead the company’s growth agenda with a focus on driving new sales across its international portfolio, supporting strategic and major retention efforts, and developing and executing a global merger and acquisitions framework. Before joining Compass, he held a variety of operational and leadership positions with companies including Kingfisher PLC.
“Chris will be an incredible addition the team, bringing his passion for hospitality, a strong network of relationships, a proven track record, and years of industry experience,” said Mittleman. “As we focus on growth post-pandemic, there is no one better suited to help us open new doors and fortify the relationships we currently enjoy.”
“Joining Aramark now creates exciting new opportunities for me in an industry I have known and loved for many years,” added Garside. “Carl and his senior team are dedicated to a hospitality mentality, and that passion for service is in my blood. I am eager to get started and add value to Aramark’s International team, as well as supporting the industry to recover and thrive post-pandemic.”