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Our Team

Patrick Persons

Patrick Persons

President and CEO

Patrick is an accomplished executive within the middle market sector, including food services, manufacturing, business services and oil & gas.

Flora Mckay

Flora Mckay

Director of Community and Nutrition

Flora comes to the Butter Beans team with a background in sustainable development, and a great passion for nutrition and wellness education.

Elena Fomenko

Elena Fomenko

Administrative Manager

Elena provides administrative support to the Butter Beans team and successfully manages the back office.

Martha Persons

Martha Persons

Vice President

Martha is an experienced executive in the technology and business services sectors.

Miguel Espindola

Miguel Espindola

Sous Chef

Miguel has considerable experience within the foodservice and hospitality sectors. This would include leading a large team within a commissary kitchen environment.

Wafa Abdul-Saleem

Wafa Abdul-Saleem

School Manager

Wafa has been on our team for over 9 years, and brings with her a background in childcare, teaching after school programs and summer camps, and administering meals for people in need.

Dan Spirk

Dan Spirk

Sous Chef

With over 20 years in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Dan stands for quality.

Stephen Bennett

Stephen Bennett

Purchasing Manager

Stephen Bennett is a high energy leader who possesses a dynamic will to win.

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