Greg O’Neill

    After a successful 20-year global career in marketing for some of the world’s great consumer brands, Greg decided that the next chapter of his career would involve something for which he had a passion. Through his travels to forty-plus countries, he has come to understand that consumers around the globe appreciate the value of quality products the world over, and Chicago is no different.

    At Pastoral, Greg serves as COO, and is responsible for Marketing, Operations and Procurement. He is also the Past Chairman of the Board and Past President of the American Cheese Society (ACS), the leading organization promoting and supporting cheese in North America. He also served as the co-chair of the 2008 ACS conference in Chicago. Greg is also very involved with the Specialty Food Association, the largest specialty food trade organization in the Americas, where he serves on its board of directors as well as its Retailer Network Council.  He also serves on the editorial advisory board of Culture Magazine (the premier publication for the cheese world in North America), the Board of the Daphne Zepos Teaching Award foundation, and a founding member of the Good Food Retailer Collaborative.

    Closer to home, he also actively volunteers with a number of local and civic organizations.

    Greg’s professional experience includes executive marketing positions with Motorola, Colgate-Palmolive, Verizon, Polaroid and Macy’s Department Stores. He holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University.