Phone

  • Office: 805.494.1007
  • Fax: 805.494.1006

Cooler

  • Address:
    Coastal Fresh Farms Cooler
    741 Commercial Avenue
    Oxnard, CA 93030
  • Phone: 805-483-2358

Mailing Address

  • P.O. Box 4559
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91359
 
 

Len Cole - President/CEO

A graduate of USC with a degree in Business, Len has been in the industry for more than 20 years. Born and raised in Salinas, Len held sales and management positions with several large grower/shippers in the Salinas Valley. After that, Len moved to the Coachella Valley, where he held a marketing and management position with a premier Coachella grape and citrus producer, which broadened his produce marketing acumen even more. Len later moved to Ventura County to become Vice President of a large vegetable grower-shipper-importer where he remained for 12 years until starting his own company in 2008.

 
 

Tom Cole - Advisory Consultant

Tom is a graduate of St. Mary’s University - Moraga, CA with a B.A. in Management.  Tom brings more than 40 years of produce industry experience, in the areas of sales, marketing, and operations.

 
 

Luis Salazar - Director of International Operations and Food Safety

An Iowa State University graduate, Luis has more than 15 years experience working in Mexico for U.S. grower-shippers in the areas of sourcing, quality and food safety.  With the increasing demands of the produce industry, Luis also continued his education attending UC Davis extension courses in postharvest technology and food safety.  Prior to joining the fresh vegetable business, he developed expertise in agricultural trade and financing working for Banco Nacional de Mexico.

 
 

Matt Gillio - Director of U.S. Operations

A graduate of Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo with a degree in Crop Science and a minor in vegetable production, Matt brings 20 years of experience in the produce industry.  He also brings his knowledge of crop production, including best practices for planting, growing, harvesting and packing. 

 
 

Dave Marotta - Sales

Dave, a southern California native, started his produce career with Coastal Fresh Farms in 2008.   He has been a vital part of the company’s growth. He is responsible for day- to-day sales and transportation logistics.   Additionally, he also works on maintaining and developing new products within the company. email: dave@coastalfresh.org

 
 

Spencer Osborne - Sales

A native of Louisville, KY, Spencer has more than 30 years of experience in the produce industry holding key positions across all channels of the supply chain.
Spencer has worked in various capacities within the retail, wholesale, foodservice distribution and grower/shipper communities. Spencer began his career as a produce
manager and later as a store director. He was recruited by Fleming Foods to work with both regional and national retail chains across the Southeast. After visiting the growing fields in California, his passion for produce led him out West nearly a decade ago where he worked with regional and national wholesale foodservice distribution companies in Retail Sales Management, Business Development, as VP of Purchasing and VP of Operations. For the past few years, Spencer has worked with a major Grower/Shipper as Director of Sales serving customers across North America and Europe.

 
 

Tony Christopher - Sales

Tony started his career in the produce industry in1992 working as a broker for most of the 90's before focusing on the grower-shipper end of the industry. Tony joined Coastal Fresh Farms in the summer of 2012 as an account executive. His expertise has been and currently handling national retail accounts and restaurant distributors strategically located throughout North America and Canada. 

 
 

Jennifer Vallejos - Sales/Administrative Assistant

A graduate of Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo with a degree in Agribusiness Marketing, Jennifer started her career in the produce industry in 1995.   Jennifer joined Coastal Fresh Farms in 2009.  Raised in the Salinas Valley, Jennifer has previously worked for other grower- shipper operations in the Salinas and Oxnard areas.  In addition to administrative responsibilities she brings accounting and sales knowledge to Coastal Fresh Farms.