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Our Team

Forrest Hoffmaster

Forrest Hoffmaster

Chief Executive Officer

As our chief executive officer, Forrest is dedicated to helping our staff, their teams, and our company grow in a balanced, sustainable, and socially responsible way. His passion to foster a thriving local food economy extends through a commitment to support the mission-based organizations with whom New Seasons and New Leaf do business, and reflects his strong belief that we each have the gifts and power to create positive change in the world one community at a time.

Forrest brings more than 25 years of finance and accounting experience to his role. Nineteen of those years were in grocery retail, beginning with Texas-based Central Market-HEB, where he first trained in operations, and Whole Foods Market. Forrest joined New Seasons Market as CFO in 2016 leading finance, accounting and technology, focused on driving value through strategic planning and organizational alignment. He became co-president in January 2018, overseeing business development, real estate, finance, technology and data, before assuming the role of chief executive officer in January 2019.

Forrest is a leader, mentor, and teacher on business as a force for good, conscious leadership, and connecting personal purpose to the work we choose. When he’s not working, you’ll find him travelling, visiting his two older daughters, camping, or writing. His favorite thing to eat is anything served with passion and a good story shared with friends.

As our chief executive officer, Forrest is dedicated to helping our staff, their teams, and our company grow in a balanced, sustainable, and socially responsible way. His passion to foster a thriving local food economy extends through a commitment to support the mission-based organizations with whom New Seasons and New Leaf do business, and reflects his strong belief that we each have the gifts and power to create positive change in the world one community at a time. Forrest brings more than 25 years of finance and accounting experience to his role. Nineteen of those years were in grocery retail, beginning with Texas-based Central Market-HEB, where he first trained in operations, and Whole Foods Market. Forrest joined New Seasons Market as CFO in 2016 leading finance, accounting and... Read More...

New Seasons Market Chief Financial Officer Karen Molis

Karen Molis

Chief Financial Officer

Karen oversees all the financial, accounting and IT functions of New Seasons Market and New Leaf Community Markets. As chief financial officer, she is responsible for financial analytics, budgeting, forecasting, day-to-day accounting functions, data governance and technology. Karen is passionate about driving the company’s financial direction and balancing our triple bottom line to ensure we are on the right path to growth and success.

Before she joined the New Seasons Market team, Karen was a loyal customer for eight years, discovering delicious dinner possibilities and cooking meals for her family and friends. She has nearly 25 years of accounting and finance experience, with 10 of those years in the grocery and food service industry. She joined New Seasons Market in 2014, became the VP of accounting in 2016 and was promoted to VP of finance and accounting in 2017. Before New Seasons Market, Karen earned her CPA license during the start of her career in public accounting, and worked various corporate accounting jobs before being promoted to VP of Accounting at publicly traded McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, and working as a Corporate Controller at AWS Elemental.

Karen moved to Portland from the East Coast in 2005 with her husband, Jared, so they could live a more balanced lifestyle with the opportunity to hike, run and take day trips to the mountain and coast with their three children. She is an avid runner who has completed four marathons so far and has her eyes set on a fifth. Karen loves to cook and is a big promoter of sustainable farming practices and growing the regional food economy.

Karen oversees all the financial, accounting and IT functions of New Seasons Market and New Leaf Community Markets. As chief financial officer, she is responsible for financial analytics, budgeting, forecasting, day-to-day accounting functions, data governance and technology. Karen is passionate about driving the company’s financial direction and balancing our triple bottom line to ensure we are on the right path to growth and success. Before she joined the New Seasons Market team, Karen was a loyal customer for eight years, discovering delicious dinner possibilities and cooking meals for her family and friends. She has nearly 25 years of accounting and finance experience, with 10 of those years in the grocery and food service industry. She joined New Seasons Market in 2014, became the... Read More...