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Our People

Opportunity plus excellence equals success. We look for the best people we possibly can to join our growing team. FreshDirect is going places and it needs smart, motivated, caring people to get where it needs to go. If you'd like to join our online grocery delivery team, you can find job openings here.


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Jason Ackerman is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of FreshDirect, a leading online grocer in the U.S., with customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Philadelphia.

The company began in 1999, when Mr. Ackerman first created its business model. FreshDirect officially began delivering to customers' homes in 2002, at which time Mr. Ackerman was president of the company. He made it his primary goal to build an organization that held true to a core mission of sourcing and delivering the highest quality product. The key to FreshDirect's success has been using technology as a disrupter for delivering food from the farm to the consumer's table.

Today Mr. Ackerman continues to pro-actively seek opportunities to incorporate sustainable practices and eco-friendly efforts into the company's business model and to find ways to innovate with food freshness and quality.

Before starting FreshDirect, Mr. Ackerman spent 10 years holding senior roles with Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and Crown Capital Group where he specialized in merger and acquisitions and corporate financing, primarily for the supermarket and specialty retail space.

A graduate of Boston University, Mr. Ackerman is actively involved with City Harvest and the Children's Museum of the Arts.

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David McInerney is a co-founder of FreshDirect, a leading online grocer in the U.S. with customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. David has spent his career at FreshDirect in a variety of operational and merchant roles. He's made it his mission to travel the world, searching and procuring the freshest and the finest ingredients for FreshDirect, and assessing the integrity of the merchants associated with the company.

Previously, he was a chef in the restaurant industry, where he worked with the late Bernard Loiseau in Burgundy and David Bouley in New York.

A full-fledged foodie, David feels strongly that fresh foods provide a point of differentiation and help set FreshDirect apart in quality, and of course, taste.

Tina Bourbeau


Tina Bourbeau is the Executive Chef and Senior Director of Research and Development of FreshDirect, a leading online grocer in the U.S. with customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Tina is responsible for company-wide culinary product development and innovation. Prior to FreshDirect, Tina's long cooking career was based in fine dining restaurants in Manhattan and elsewhere. Tina has cooked and led teams in five New York Times, three-star restaurants and has worked alongside notable chefs Nobu Matsuhisa, Claude Troisgros, Masaharu Morimoto, Laurent Tourondel and Rick Moonen, among others.

Prior to a move into product development, some of Tina's roles in the kitchen have included: Executive Chef of Nicole's, NYC; Omakase Chef at Nobu, NY; Head Kitchen Chef at Nobu, Next Door; and Executive Sous Chef at Cello.

Tina speaks Portuguese due to her Brazilian heritage and has travelled extensively, both for cooking and pleasure. After attending art school and university, Tina took the plunge into the life of a full-time chef. She is also married to a chef.

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