President & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Thomas N. Benford is the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Coke Florida. Mr. Benford oversees our integrated commercial organization, which includes Customer Relationship Management, Franchise Field Operations, Marketing, Enterprise Planning, Corporate Development, Franchise Relations, Risk Management, Sustainability, and Security functions. Mr. Benford began working at Coke Florida in 2015 as the company’s Vice President of Strategy and Planning.
Previously, he was with Halliburton Company, where he served as Marketing and Development Manager of Baroid Fluid Services and Corporate Finance Manager. Prior to Halliburton, Mr. Benford was an Investment Banker in the leveraged finance group at J.P. Morgan, where he began his professional career as an Investment Banking Analyst. Mr. Benford holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics and Computational and Applied Mathematics from Rice University.