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Monte Pedersen
Principal, The CDA Group LLC

Monte Pedersen is a 35-year industry veteran who has spent the entirety of his career working in and with the college and university dining segment.

His education, background and varied skill-sets uniquely qualify him to provide training, counseling and coaching to the industry and other affiliated businesses.

During his career, Monte has worked in almost every capacity in college and university dining operations, eventually moving outside of operations to complete a distinguished career in sales strategy and executive management. Working for two major global service providers, he has managed a diversified portfolio of colleges, universities, prep schools and stadiums in excess of $200 million.

He is an avid reader, golfer, consumer of great food and is constantly on the search for the best bottle of wine under $20.

He resides in Galena, Illinois with his wife and daughter.