WE'RE YOUR CONNECTION TO GROWTH
We have over 17 years of experience in owning, acquiring, growing, and starting businesses. Our clients’ range from $5m to $35m in sales and large companies with $1b+ in annual revenue.
Our invaluable relationships with local retailers, regional/national accounts, foodservice, and distributors will give the well-informed advice you need.
MEET OUR FOUNDER – MIKE SWIATKOWSKI
Mike has deep roots in the local food culture of the Northeast Ohio community. He graduated from Ohio University in 2003 with BBA in Finance and Marketing and Sales. Earned an MBA in Accounting from the University of Akron in 2006 and is currently enrolled in executive programs at Case Western Reserve.
Working during the grade school and high school years, he learned the food industry from the ground up. In 2004, Mike joined a business ran by his family that was transiting to a 3rd generation of leadership. Hickory Harvest Foods is a healthy snack food manufacturer located in Akron, Ohio. The company grew through acquisitions and Mike’s ability to expand beyond local customers and attract a national customer base. He successfully led teams who manufactured over 120 new products in-house and developed & marketed over a dozen new brands. Mike developed a strong senior management team while assuming many other responsibilities. After 14 years of 15% annual growth, Mike knew it was time to start his own endeavor.
Mike left the family business and formed Summit Foods in 2018 and has found immense success in the food industry. He firmly believes that relationships should be built on honesty, growth, trust, and adaptability. And we like to believe that this is what truly helps us stand out among our competitors.
Mike knows the importance of bringing quality food to consumers in the community, at an affordable price.