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Debra Walton-Ruskin

Debra Walton-Ruskin was elected as one of our directors in February, 2024. Prior to joining Chefs’ Warehouse, Ms. Walton-Ruskin served as the Chief Revenue Officer at the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), following LSEG's acquisition of Refinitiv. Her leadership was instrumental in successfully selling Refinitiv to LSEG, marking the culmination of nearly two decades at Refinitiv, Thomson Reuters, and Thomson Financial. She has held numerous C-suite roles, including Global Head of Market Development, Chief Data Officer, Chief Product Officer, and Chief Revenue Officer. She was also President & CEO of Nucleus Financial, a VC-backed startup, a Partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, and a founding Board Member of the Cantor Fitzgerald Futures Exchange. Ms. Walton-Ruskin began her career in financial services as head of sales for Australian-based Giltnet Limited, and was part of the team that took Giltnet public on the Australian Stock Exchange.