Tom Polke

Chief Integration Officer

Tom has held a number of critical leadership roles during his 15 year career with the company, including President since 2012. As Integration CFO, Tom assists with planning, design and execution of projects to achieve the underlying financial model developed to support the integration of the Ferrara and Nestlé U.S. Confections businesses.

Earlier in his career, Tom led the successful acquisition of Farley’s and Sathers and its merger with Ferrara Pan, which became Ferrara Candy Co. Prior to the merger, Tom was COO of Ferrara Pan, growing the company’s sales from $100 million to more than $300 million annually.

Tom currently serves on the Board of Trustees and the Strategic Advisory Council of the National Confectioners Association. He has served on the Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago and as a Village Trustee in Homer Glen, where he lives with his wife of 32 years.