Daniel Geary worked his entire career until 2018 in the family Food Services business, Pallas Foods, established in 1984 with his brothers and his late father Tim. Dan worked as Head of Operations with responsibility for warehousing and distribution. In 2009 the business was sold to Sysco Inc (SYY) a Houston, Texas based, New York Stock Exchange listed food services business and was the first acquisition Sysco ever made outside of USA and Canada. On completion of the sale Dan was appointed Executive Vice President with responsible for operations, facilities, finance and IT. In 2014 Dan was promoted to CEO & President of Pallas Foods. During Dan’s tenure as CEO the company acquired two competitors and invested $100m building a custom designed warehouse and administration facility in Dublin, the first facility Sysco had completed outside of the USA and Canada. In 2016 Dan was appointed to the board of Sysco’s European Holding company, overseeing the successful completion of a major European acquisition which provided Sysco with a significant foothold in the European food services market.
After careful consideration Dan decided to retire from Sysco in 2018, allowing him more time to pursue his many personal business and private equity interests in the Engineering, Photonics and Renewable Energy sectors.