Van Tarver is a consultant and advisor that specializes in assessing, refreshing and developing strategic plans, building industry relationships, assessing organizational and operational efficiency, evaluating sales, product and marketing plans, succession and development plans; for suppliers, manufactures, distributors, technology and service providers to the Convenience Store, Small Format and Retail Fuel Industry. He works and partners with management teams to evaluate and develop recommendations for our clients.
Most recently, Van Tarver was Division President for Kroger Convenience Stores and Supermarket Petroleum Group. At Kroger, Van was responsible for the financial performance, strategic development, growth, people plan and operation of all 5 divisions including (approximately 800 stores / 725 with fuel) Turkey Hill Dairy (2006-2012) and the Supermarket Petroleum Group (supermarket fuel centers, 600 in 2006 / 1265 in 2014) Petroleum Procurement and Transportation. During his tenure, Van successfully lead and developed an excellent team of professionals that managed these business units.