Full Name
Michael Criscuolo
Job Title
VP, Infrastructure and Operations
Company Name
Wakefern Food Corp.
Speaker Bio
As the son of two longtime grocers, Michael Criscuolo has long had an affinity for the grocery industry. His first job was in a supermarket and now, as Vice President of Infrastructure and Operations in the IT department of Wakefern Food Corp., he and his team of nearly 150 associates focus on key issues facing grocers today including cyber security, stability and support.

In his ten years at Wakefern, Criscuolo has spearheaded the technology powering Wakefern’s digital presence that has made Wakefern a key player in online shopping. Additionally, he was instrumental in the development of a multi-year cyber security roadmap and the modernization of key communications systems, replacing legacy systems and introducing newer, smarter ways of working across the Wakefern cooperative, its 50 member/owners and 350+ stores operating as ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer, Dearborn Market, Gourmet Garage and Fairway.

Prior to Wakefern, Criscuolo spent ten years at Gristedes/Red Apple Group as Director, managing the organization’s marketing, financial reporting and technology.

Criscuolo holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a concentration in Physics from Rutgers University.
Michael Criscuolo