David Picarillo

Career Consultant (Part-time), Feld Center For Career & Alumni Engagement
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

Dave has an extensive background in strategic leadership and business development, with a focus on the food and retail industry. With a career spanning over a two decade, he made significant contributions at Topco Associates, a $16 billion cooperative. During his tenure, he held the position of Senior Vice President for Topco Business Strategy & Pharmacy, where he also led as the Indirect Division Leader.

Before joining Topco, Dave’s career led him to Ahold (Global Food Retailer), where he assumed the role of Vice President for Strategic Sourcing in the Not-For-Resale sector, overseeing a substantial $4+ billion in expenditures. His supply chain process approach extended to implementing a standardized global operating model and pioneering the application of online reverse auction technology. In addition to his roles at Topco and Ahold, Dave also help leadership position in ICG Commerce, an internet startup specializing in B2B supply chain solutions, and senior roles within Accenture’s Strategic Services division.

Dave holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School with a focus on Operations and Finance