Nadia Rosseels, CIO at DPI Specialty Foods, Best CIOs of 2021 Profile

Nadia Rosseels
CIO at DPI Specialty Foods

Nadia Rosseels, CIO at DPI Specialty Foods, Best CIOs of 2021

“Information Technology in Partnership with Business”

Nadia Rosseels is a highly skilled executive with over 20 years of IT experience. She has a unique capacity to transform complex business requirements into efficient solutions, making her an expert in business process optimization. She oversaw numerous key projects at DPI, which resulted in increased business efficiencies and significant annual savings for the company. DPI Specialty Foods' Chief Information Officer, Nadia Rosseels, provides vision and direction to a team of seasoned IT professionals. Nadia believes that a company's success is largely determined by how successfully all departments, including Information Technology, collaborate as partners to achieve business objectives.

“Get outside the walls of IT and turn Information Technology into a Value Center for your Company”

DPI Specialty Foods has established a network of wholesale distribution centers in key geographical locations across the Western United States, assuring a well-managed supply chain and maximizing speed to market. DPI has built a passion for food, and offers over 40,000 perishable and non-perishable food items from regional, national, and worldwide suppliers. DPI‘s mission is dedicated to driving sustainable long-term growth for its customers through a unique combination of a broad range of specialty foods combined with a highly focused service model that best meets the customer’s needs. DPI is dedicated to "Bringing the Best to Market."

Nadia Rosseels holds a Master degree in Business Economics and in Information Technology. Nadia started her career as a Financial Analyst in Belgium. Shortly after she joined an IT Consulting firm which kick-started her career in Information Technology. In 1999 Nadia moved together with her husband to California where she continued working as an IT Consultant with the “Big 4” IT Consulting firms for 15 years. In 2012, a few years after becoming a mother, Nadia joined DPI Specialty Foods to supplement DPI's internal IT team. Nadia’s career took a significant change at this point. She rose to the position of IT Director by forging strong bonds with business counterparts across all functional areas. Nadia was promoted to VP of Information Technology in 2016 and to CIO in 2018.

Nadia Rosseels, as CIO, works closely with Business Leaders to identify and prioritize significant business initiatives that connect with the company's vision and strategy. She promotes the same mindset within her team, encouraging them to get outside of the walls of IT and partner up with their business counterparts in order to understand the business processes and provide the best technology solutions.

DPI's IT Department has evolved over the years into so much more than a provider of internal services. Nadia and her team have become essential to DPI's long-term growth and success. DPI’s Information Technology is more and more recognized as a value center as opposed to a cost center, worthy of continued investment. The correct investment in information technology, whether it's people, systems, or software, has been shown to improve the company's financials. DPI's IT Department, led by Nadia Rosseels, is developing Business Intelligence Analytics (BI), and Business Process Management (BPM) solutions. Increased operational efficiencies, better and faster decision making, and quicker action on time-sensitive activities will all benefit from faster data analytics, intuitive dashboards, and process automation, all with the purpose of better servicing DPI’s customers.

Mrs. Rosseels says, “Make sure to get outside the walls of IT and understand the business processes. Only when fully understanding how the business is operating, IT can provide the best technology solutions leading to the company’s long term success. Turn Information Technology into a Value Center for your company!”

Nadia's innovative thinking, capacity to comprehend any crucial scenario, and ability to develop solutions, as well as her passion, makes her a Tech trendy Woman Leader. IEWL


DPI Specialty Foods


Nadia Rosseels
CIO at DPI Specialty Foods


Nationwide Specialty Cheese and Grocery Distributor, providing customized marketing and distribution solutions to the retail and food service trade, DPI provides one drop multi temperature distribution services through it's six distribution centers strategically located across the United States. DPI offers a customized specialty cheese cut and wrap programs tailored to customer requirements

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