The Collins College Of Hospitality Management

Steve Burns


Vice President of Operations

Background Information 

Steven Burns is a proven supply chain leader with over 20 years of broad business and leadership skillsets. Highly experienced with multi-channel retail,wholesale, contract, and dotcom distribution operations, Steve has held key leadership roles in industry leading organizations to include CVS I Caremark Corp, Office Depot Inc., Nike Inc. and currently with Sysco Foods of Los Angeles. He brings a motivational management style with a successful record of developing and retaining highly successful talent in the Supply Chain discipline. His broad scope of skill sets include cultural transformations, start up, merger and acquisition assignments, strategic financial planning,and large project management. Steve carries a proven ability to develop a collaborative culture of teamwork, accountability and employee development that yields increased business unit performance. 

Company Profile 

SYSCO Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the marketing and distribution of a range of food and related products primarily for foodservice industry in the United States and Canada. The company distributes a line of frozen foods, such as meats, fully prepared entrees, fruits, vegetables, and desserts; a line of canned and dry foods; fresh meats; imported specialties; and fresh produce. It also supplies a range of non food items, including paper products, such as disposable napkins, plates, and cups; tableware comprising china and silverware; cookware, such as pots, pans, and utensils; restaurant and kitchen equipment and supplies; and cleaning supplies. SYSCO Corporation's customers include restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes, schools and colleges, and hotels and motels. As of June 30, 2007, it operated 177 distribution facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Houston