TOP 100 GLOBAL SALES LEADERS 2019

Kathy Leisses

Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development, North America
Sodexo

Bolstered by a vibrant economy, Sodexo, the French health and wellness multinational, in July announced it would hire 20,000 employees across the United States over the next several months, reminding us all, once again, why the food-service and facilities manager is among the most successful worldwide. The employment boost is sure to help Leisses, a 30-year veteran of the global conglomerate, further penetrate new markets in the months to come. Over her long career, the UC Berkeley graduate has worked with an array of food-service clients — including at senior communities, hospitals, universities and even the House of Representatives — all while striving for cultural diversity in the workplace.