Steve Roodzant

Steve Roodzant

President and CEO
Telephone: (909) 877-0999 Email: SRoodzant@indexfresh.com
Merrill Causey

Merrill Causey

Chief Financial Officer

Merrill has over 25 years experience in produce, having worked in the operations side of the business as well as the financial management.  His career has ranged from loading and unloading trucks to managing the financial aspects of organizations in the public and private sectors.

He is a Certified Public Accountant with a membership in the American Institute of certified Public Accountants and a Global Certified Management Accountant.   His certifications and practical experience have been supported by an advanced business degree and post graduate studies.

He has been with Index Fresh since 2005 as Chief Financial Officer.

Telephone: (909) 877-0999 ext. 228 Mobile: (909) 953-6370 Fax: (909) 877-1999 Email: mcausey@indexfresh.com
Todd Elder

Todd Elder

VP of Sales and Marketing

Todd grew up in the produce business and began his career as a teenager, with his father in banana sales. Through the years, Todd has also sold avocados, Asian pears, grapes, kiwis, cantaloupes, stone fruits, mangoes and tomatoes. Todd is responsible for our day-to-day sales operations, as well as long-range planning and strategy. He has been with Index Fresh since 1996.

Telephone: (909) 877-1577 ext. 232 Mobile: (909) 724-1208 Fax: (909) 877-0495 Email: telder@indexfresh.com
Giovanni Cavaletto

Giovanni Cavaletto

VP of Sourcing

Giovanni’s great-grandparents came to California at the turn of the twentieth century and farmed in Santa Barbara County. He grew up on an avocado and lemon farm in Nipomo where he also leased and developed orchards.  Giovanni worked as Index’s representative in Urapan and Michoacan, Mexico during the mid 1990s.  He has served as an Index field representative and currently is Vice-President of Sourcing, traveling throughout the growing regions of California and Latin America.  His practical experience is supported by advanced degrees in both agriculture and business. Giovanni’s understanding of agriculture, grower’s challenges and the greater avocado industry is a tremendous asset to growers and trading partners.

Telephone: (909) 289-7731 Email: gcavaletto@indexfresh.com
Santiago Pacheco

Santiago Pacheco

VP of Operations
Telephone: (909) 877-0999 ext. 283 Mobile: (951) 312-1532 Email: SPacheco@IndexFresh.com