Robert Thompson, Founder

Robert Thompson is the Founder of FreshSource. Robert has always been a dedicated and hard worker. As most kids set off to enjoy their summer time vacations, Robert decided to spend his time working as a salesman for a local Photo Copier Company—who later offered to hire him full-time at the tender age of fourteen. Growing up in the Silicon Valley provided Robert with a range of professional opportunities, and the ability to ultimately find his passion in produce. After harnessing his early management skills at McDonalds, he was offered a job to work for the Bay Area Fresh Grocer, Tony Tantillo (Southbay Banana). He later took an opportunity at Del Monte, where he worked his way up to Western Regional Director. It was at this juncture in his career that Robert decided to go on his own and start RFT Farm Sales, initially only selling bananas, pineapples, melons, and mangos. Fast forward 13 years, and RFT Farm Sales boasts clients such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Frito-Lay, Railey’s, Nob Hill, Albertsons, Kroger, and many other notable worldwide brands.

Outside of the office, Robert enjoys spending time with his family. He thoroughly enjoys entertaining his friends with BBQ gatherings. Most importantly, Robert has always dedicated time to servicing his community.

Favorite Quote

Impossible is Nothing!