Frank Saverino, Sr

office executive

Frank’s career in this industry began as a young man in 1964. Throughout this time to the present he built a reputation as one of the top business leaders in his field. He gained extensive knowledge and experience working for Servomation, A.R.A., Tri-R Vending, and V.S.A. of Illinois. His tremendous success is shown by the many honors that he has received from the Vending Industry over the years, such as the esteemed honor of “1st Broker of the Year” in 1993, and “Mentor of the Year” in October 1997 by the Automatic Merchandiser Magazine, a leading industry publication. One of the greatest tributes bestowed upon Frank was receiving the “Elmer Kuekes Award” in May of 2000. This award is given to an “individual that possesses extraordinary devotion and selfless contribution of time and talent to further the interest of the Vending Industry in Illinois”. The Illinois Automatic Merchandising Council (IAMC) began in 1966 and at the time only 9 individuals had been considered worthy of this very high honor. Frank served on the IAMC board for over 25 years and was the IAMC 18th President from 1996-1998. National Automatic Merchandisers Association (NAMA) bestowed another great honor on Frank, selecting him as “Allied Member of the Year for 2002”. Frank was later selected to serve on the NAMA Board of Directors and served with distinction from 2004-2010.

In addition to his busy work schedule Frank finds time for community service and because of his strong involvement he has been acknowledged with some unique honors. He received a “Friendship Award” in 1993 from the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, a charitable organization honoring Italian heritage and sports athletics “who strive to make a difference”. In March of 2001, the Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization, another compassionate organization presented Frank with their highest honor, “Man of the Year 2001”. This prestigious award is “given to one of its members that has shown exceptional qualities as a giver to his community and community service projects”. The Illinois State Crime Commission, an organization of civic leaders committed to improving the quality of life for all citizens, named him “Business Man of the Year 2005”.

Frank is proud of the tremendous success he has achieved over 50 years as one of the pioneers in the Vend Industry. The accolades presented to him for his hard work are of great pride as he continues to approach each day with the same dedication and service to this industry.


Frank Saverino, Jr

Frank Saverino Jr. has been part of the Saverino family business for more than 30 years. Frank Jr. started his culinary career while still in high school working with his mentor Chef Jesse Diaz. After graduation in 1985 he continued job training in hospitality with chef positions in local hotels and restaurants, while attending culinary school.

In 1988, he completed his education with a bachelor’s degree from KW and decided that Saverino and Associates was where he belonged. Frank Jr. worked his way up from sales to his current position as President of Team Saverino. He has grown the business exponentially, inspiring the expansion of Team Saverino into 22 states.  In addition to his role leading Team Saverino, Frank Jr. is an entrepreneur. He has successfully launched the VIP Preview program, is a founding member of the National Alliance Program, and provides fulfillment services to other entrepreneurs from his Carol Stream warehouse.

In addition to his passion for the business, Frank Jr. is a dedicated father, husband, son and community member. He has been a Board Member and Field Coordinator with the Bloomingdale Park District for 7 years, coached youth baseball for 19 years, and has been certified as a youth personal trainer. Frank Jr. was also named Outstanding Citizen Volunteer of the Year by the Illinois Association of Park Districts.

Frank Jr. is extremely proud of his work over the past 30 years and looks forward to continuing to grow and expand the Team Saverino brand into the future.

Vice President

JoAnn Saverino

workplace specialist

JoAnn has been with Team Saverino, since 1988 and has worked in many trade channels over the years, specializing in Sales and Marketing. She has grown with the company, starting as a CSR, then went to Sales in 1996, Convenience Sales Manager and then in 2012 promoted to her current position of Vice President.

As VP, JoAnn sets the vision and strategy for the convenience channel, leading and managing a 26-member team and overseeing the success of retailers, distributors, and manufacturers.  She is dedicated to her clients, distribution partners and customers, working to ensure collective success. She holds accountability for manufacturer success, tracks changing trends in the convenience store class of trade, assists in launching, executing, promoting and maintaining manufacturer product lines into successful and profitable programs. Brand development, new customer accounts, and developing new product platform launches.

JoAnn was nominated by her peers in the Convenience Industry as a 2019 Convenience Store News Top Women in Convenience in the Women of the Year category. CS News, with the help of the Network of Executive Women (NEW) and the 2019 TWIC Advisory Board winnowed this year’s list of nominations down to the finest female executives, managers and up-and-comers working for convenience store industry retailers, distributors and suppliers.

JoAnn works and resides in the Chicago suburbs and is extremely committed to her family, pets and charities. She has two successful sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and 2 beautiful grandchildren. She likes home DIY projects and reading.

Vice President, Vending & Micro-Markets

Nichole LaCour

executive assistant

Nichole joined the Team Saverino in 2002 in our Order Department. Over the past 17 years she has worked in nearly every position in the office.  In 2017, Nichole took over leadership of the Vending Division of Team Saverino as Sales Manager, where she continued to call on distribution customers while leading a team of field reps throughout the midwest and specializing in White Space and Micro Market locations along with working the alternative side of Business Development with Geoff.

Today, Nichole is Vice President, Vending and Micro-Markets.  She still maintains her distributors, and manage her team, all while taking a more active role in the management of Team Saverino’s vending portfolio, with the development of new lines and the growth of existing ones.  As Vice President, Nichole is positioned to expand her work with manufacturers to market their products, utilizing promotions, growth programs and other strategic planning to grow business.

Nichole lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and 3 boys.

Sales Manager, New Business Development

Geoff Sidlow

upper executive

Geoff joined Saverino and Associates in 2014 and is our New Business Development Manager as well as Sales Manager for Snack/Candy/Beverage Categories. Geoff has responsibility for his own accounts and leads the team in both Convenience and Vending for categories other than foodservice. Geoff earned his BA from Hillsdale College in Michigan.

Geoff began his career as a buyer with Eby-Brown and Director of Foodservice managing the Wakefield sandwich program and Speedway sandwich program. Following his position at Eby Brown, Geoff broadened his foodservice experience with a position at Restaurant Depot/Jetro.  Shortly after, Geoff accepted a position as Director of Sales for Marketing Specialists for Crossmark Sales here in the Midwest.

Geoff spent 5 years with Bravo Brands leading the Coca-Cola distribution network of aseptic protein drinks. His experience calling on a wide range of accounts across the Midwest with a focus on Beverage, GM, HBC and Confection & Snacks have helped to provide more direction and focus for our Team.

The ability to focus on key trends and bringing our retailers innovative high turn/high margin items are his strengths. Geoff spends 50% of his time with key accounts and providing category leadership to compete for space at retail.

CFO / Human Resources Manager

Carol McCue

executive management

Carol has been with the company since 1987 and hired as an Office Assistant to the founder’s wife, Bobbie Saverino. What Bobbie didn’t realize then was that Carol would become one of an essential employee in the Saverino family business. Carol wears many hats in the family business, such as Assistant to the Founder and President Frank Saverino Sr, Accounting, Payroll, and HR.

Over the years Carol’s position and dedication along with her knowledge have been put to the test year after year with the growth and expansion of the business.  Beginning with the 2 original States of Coverage and 6 employees to what is today now covering 21 States and over 50 Employees. Her knowledge understanding each States Tax laws and the Federal Business Laws has been an important part of the growth and success of the family business.