Our Consultants

Don Moffitt

east-aurora-food-coop

Contact

Durham, North Carolina

phone

(919) 812-3474

EXPERTISE

Expansion and Business Planning

  • Profile Overview

  • Articles from CDS Consulting publications

  • Articles in Cooperative Grocer

  • Other works by Don Moffitt

Profile Overview arrow

  • Profile Overview arrow
  • Profile Overview
  • Articles from CDS Consulting publications
  • Articles in Cooperative Grocer or other publications
  • Other works by Don Moffitt

Don Moffitt’s career has spanned thirty years of leadership in multiple business environments, including retail store operations, new store development, and project management.

For two decades, he held a number of positions with Whole Foods Market, including president and COO of the southeast region, and in 2000 began advising food industry startups and established businesses.

Recently, he was project manager for the startup food co-op Durham Central Market.  In addition to his extensive retail experience, he is also currently serving as an elected member of the Durham City Council.  Don also has a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Don thrives in atmospheres that demand initiative, improvement and collaboration, which is why he enjoys assisting co-op clients with their business growth and development as community leaders.  He understands that technical assistance for cooperatives includes delivering on the needs of owners and the community.

“I work with co-ops because of how they contribute to local economic development, and also serve as a third place in a community,” he said.  Don’s skills include early stage development assistance, from expansion planning, pro formas and real estate reviews, to fundraising and coaching.  “One critical service I bring clients is the ability to look at a new project through a financial lens to determine how feasible it is likely to be.”

Don’s services include:

“ Don Moffitt's tireless work as project manager was probably the single-biggest driver of Durham Co-op Market's successful startup. He has a passion for community service. Don's experience in the grocery business gives him the ability to chart the long term while managing the short term exceptionally well. ”

Michael Bacon, former President, Durham Co-op Market, Durham, N.C.

“ Don combined extensive experience in natural-food-store design, site selection, operations and management with excellent financial skills. He built strong relationships with key stakeholders through careful listening and close collaboration. He played a key role in site acquisition, pro-forma development, community fundraising, lender relationships and equipment selection. I highly recommend him! ”

Leila Wolfrum, General Manager, Durham Co-op Market, Durham, N.C.