Friday, February 15, 2008

New Chief Financial Officer Announced at Brooks Tropicals

Janice Kolar has been promoted to the Chief Financial Officer position at Brooks Tropicals, LLC. Coming to the firm in 1994, Janice started as Brooks’ Grower Account Manager and has more recently held the position of Controller for the company.

“I learn something new everyday,” says Janice of her work. “Brooks Tropicals is such a diverse and innovative company that you can’t help but feel challenged. I like the challenge.”

Janice is helped in meeting this challenge with over forty employees that work in such diverse financial areas as:

  • Pooled, purchased and consigned fruit inventory

  • Domestic and international company grove and packing operations

  • Independent grower operations and purchased fruit

  • Sales to North American grocers, wholesalers and foodservice companies

  • Domestic and International Taxes.

Before Brooks, Janice did cost accounting for a small construction company. With the birth of her son, Janice had started to look for part-time work when she realized she hadn’t been on an interview in ten years. Not knowing anything about agriculture, she applied for a job at Brooks thinking she’d at least get some interviewing practice. Apparently Janice didn’t need the practice.

Janice and her fifteen year old son live in West Kendall just north of Homestead in Miami-Dade County.