Executive Vice President, Emerging Channels
Sonny King is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Advantage Solutions ("Advantage").
King has more than 40 years of experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, beginning with Vons Grocery Company in Southern California where he served as Vice President of Grocery and General Merchandise.
After leaving the retail segment in 1985, he served as a new store format and franchising consultant until 1986 when he founded his own food brokerage company, Advantage Solutions in March 1987. Until December 2012, King served as Chief Executive Officer of Advantage.
Since Advantage's founding, King's leadership and vision have provided the framework for growth of Advantage to a position of national prominence, approaching $2 billion in sales. Advantage is the premier sales and marketing agency in North America and is committed to building brand value for its clients and customers.
King completed graduate certificates in Food Marketing and Distributions from both Cornell University and the University of Southern California. He is the 2002 recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Orange County, Calif.