Leadership Life: Jeff Strack, CEO of Strack & Van Til

Leadership Life: Jeff Strack, CEO of Strack & Van Til
By: GreatNews.Life Last Updated: November 21, 2019

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Jeff Strack, CEO of Strack & Van Til, has more than 30 years of experience in the grocery industry. Throughout his career he has held several positions including Senior Vice President of Operations, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, and now President and CEO since May 2016. In August of 2017, after a leading a successful bid to purchase the Strack & Van Til grocery chain, he became the CEO and President of Indiana Grocery Group, LLC, which operates 19 Strack & Van Til stores and 1 Town & Country store across Northwest Indiana. Devoted to giving back and helping to improve the quality of life in the community, Strack serves as a Board Member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana, Tradewinds, The United Way, St. Catherine’s Hospital and the One Region Opportunity Council. He also serves on the Purdue University Chancellor’s Advisory Board and the Purdue University College of Business Advisory Board. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Indiana University and earned a Masters of Business Administration from Purdue Northwest. In this edition of the Leadership Life series, Strack gives us insights into how the family-founded business has helped shape the community-oriented culture of Strack & Van Til.

Leadership Life | Jeff Strack | Three Generations of Serving Northwest Indiana

Ernie Strack & Nick Van Til believed that giving back to the community is just good business. After more than 60 years of serving as Northwest Indiana’s hometown grocer, Strack & Van Til keeps their community-centric mission front and center across all aspects of business. The team there takes a nudge from the New England Patriots playbook when they came back from a point deficit for a Super Bowl win: you play the game until there’s no time left.

Leadership Life | Jeff Strack | Leadership Inspirations

Jeff Strack gives us insight into how the ideals instilled in him at an early age from his grandfather and parents are a big part of pulling Strack & Van Til forward.

Leadership Life | Jeff Strack | Company Culture Drives Perseverance and Success

Jeff Strack reflects on how stepping back in and taking the company back from bankruptcy several years ago has given him a whole new perspective on running a business, and how Strack & Van Til success is a reflection of their positive company culture.

Leadership Life | Jeff Strack | Strack & Van Til: A Local Grocer in an Amazon World

Changes in the grocery business will continue to happen rapidly. Jeff Strack gives insight on how it’s necessary to be adaptable to consumer needs while balancing running a sustainable business. It all comes down to listening to customers and making their lives easier.