Peter Flesvig

Peter Flesvig

Lonny interviews Peter Flesvig, GM, The Culinary Group at Intersport. Peter leads Intersport’s culinary activation platform, inclusive of a multi-year partnership with the James Beard Foundation. Prior to Intersport, Peter’s career included a diverse set of consulting, strategy and sales roles in the CPG industry. Notably, that experience included 15+ years in sales and strategy with PepsiCo where he held executive leadership roles leading multiple customer teams. Peter is a graduate of DePaul University and resides in Chicago.

Jeff Fernandez

Jeff Fernandez

In this episode Lonny speaks with Jeff Fernandez, VP Corporate Partnerships and New Business Ventures with the New York Jets. In his 15th year with the Jets, Jeff is responsible for leading the partnership sales team that creates strategic corporate alliances, driving revenue for the organization and developing new business ventures and innovative projects that enhance Jets fan engagement. 

Fernandez previously served as director of marketing partnerships for the Buffalo Bills from 1999-2001 and at Huizenga Sports & Entertainment Group in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, from 1995-99, where he sold sponsorships for the Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins and SportsChannel Florida. Fernandez also served as vice president of marketing partnerships for Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indy 500 from 2001-03. 

Welcome to Food Connected!

Food Connected is an interview-style podcast hosted by Lonny Sweet, CEO of The Connect Group. Lonny will speak with executives on the brand, agency and influencer side who are leading the charge within the culinary marketing vertical to provide an in-depth look at how these talented individuals are leveraging the food connected consumer passion to drive their brand’s sales and marketing objectives forward.