J. Christopher Reyes
Mr. Reyes is one of the founders and chairman of Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. Reyes Holdings is one of the largest global providers of food and beverage distribution services. Its operations span North, Central, and South America, as well as Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. It was recently ranked by Forbes as the 11th largest privately held company in the United States. Food distribution operations are comprised of The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C., a global quick-service restaurant distribution business and the largest supplier worldwide of distribution services to the McDonald’s restaurant system, and Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C., one of the largest independent broadline food service distributors in the United States. Reyes Beverage Group operates the largest beer distribution organization in the United States representing a broad array of import, craft and domestic beer brands. It also operates one of the largest Coca-Cola bottling and distribution organizations in the United States through Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, L.L.C. in the Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, and Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling, L.L.C. in California and Nevada. Other related operations include businesses involved in transportation management, logistics management, equipment leasing, and real estate investment and development.
Among other affiliations, Mr. Reyes is chairman of Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and a director of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, Museum of Science and Industry and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Mr. Reyes is a member of the advisory board of RoundTable Healthcare and the Medicine Committee of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Mr. Reyes earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland. He has four children and lives with his wife, Anne, in Hobe Sound, FL.