Alan Grottle

Chief Financial Officer

Alan is a hands-on operational leader with strong financial planning and analysis experience. With a background in logistics and professional services, he has a track record of driving organizational transformation and developing finance talent. Alan leads our finance organization focused on accounting, financial planning, tax, treasury, and business analysis.

Prior to joining Freeman, Alan was Chief Financial Officer of National DCP, a $2 billion full-service food supply chain provider. At NDCP he lead a team of nearly 100 focused on finance, inventory control and IT, and oversaw logistics for 9,500 stores, a network of 9 distribution centers, and a fleet of 500 trucks. In his tenure, he not only guided the company through the COVID-19 pandemic with financial risk mitigation but also built a high-performing team, drove operational discipline and accountability, and developed financial efficiency metrics for the organization.

Alan’s career includes senior finance roles at Americold Logistics, Abbott Laboratories, Stanley Black & Decker (formerly Stanley Works) and Newell Brands (formerly Newell-Rubbermaid). He started his career with O-I Glass, a Fortune 500 company specializing in container glass products.

Alan earned his Master of Business Administration at Ohio Dominican University, and completed his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Bowling Green State University. He has participated in the Executive Education Program from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

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