For more than five years the Austin Business Journal's Face 2 Face series has delivered some of the brightest industry leader to Austin's business community for informative and inspiring discussions. Personal stories, tales from the boardroom and opinions on today's ever-changing business environment are tackled in a fireside chat format with ABJ Editor Colin Pope.

The Face 2 Face breakfasts are usually held the second Tuesday of each month at Whole Foods' world-famous headquarters in downtown Austin. The breakfast starts at 8:30 am with a half hour of networking followed by a one-hour Q&A session with our featured guest. This discussion is fueled by questions from the audience, and most often centers on business-to-business topics that both educate and entertain.

Jeff Turnas is President of 365 by Whole Foods Market. He was appointed to lead Whole Foods Market's new retail store brand in June 2015. His strong operational and product background, combined with his design acumen and passion for customer experience, food and overall excellence, make him the ideal leader for 365 by Whole Foods Market. The stores, which began opening in 2016, offer convenience and quality with everyday low prices on natural and organic products that meet Whole Foods Market's industry-leading quality standards.
After graduating from Michigan State University's Eli Broad College of Business, Turnas began his career at Merchant of Vino in Detroit in 1995 and joined Whole Foods Market when the companies merged in 1998. His first job with the company was as an associate store team leader in Chicago's Lakeview store. He also worked as the regional specialty coordinator in the Mid-Atlantic Region before moving back to the Midwest to become the regional specialty coordinator. Turnas then spent two years as the regional vice president of purchasing in the Midwest Region, followed by two years working as the Northeast Region vice president of purchasing. From 2007 to 2009, Turnas served as president of the North Atlantic Region.
In March 2009, Turnas was named president of the company's then newly developed U.K. Region, which expanded into Scotland in November 2011, and continues to grow. He has leadership experience in five different regions, with a varied background in both operations and product buying and sourcing.
Turnas serves on the board of Whole Planet Foundation, which is dedicated to alleviating poverty through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products. He resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Megan, daughters Raina and Remi, and son, Rocco.

Monthly from 8:30 - 10 A.M.

Whole Foods Market Global Headquarters
Plaza Level
550 Bowie Street
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