Our Team

Richard Romanoff

Founder, President

Richard Romanoff is the Founder and President of OMNI Food Sales. His family has been in the food industry for four generations.

OMNI Food Sales was established in 1993 and currently represents over $300 million in sales annually.

Richard won the “Crain’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in 2003, was a contributing guest author in “Trump: The Way to the Top: The Best Business Advice I Ever Received” published in 2004, and received the “Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award” in 2005.

OMNI Food Sales is the proud sponsor of many charitable organizations, including City Harvest and Word of Life International (providing emergency food assistance to combat hunger). Richard personally serves as a Hyde Leadership Charter School Board Member, a Trustee and Board Member of New York Presbyterian’s Allen Hospital, as well as a Board Member and Vice President of the Tri-State Law Enforcement Foundation’s Honorary Deputy Commissioners.

Zak Romanoff

Vice President

Zak was exposed to the food industry from early on and grew up with a strong understanding of how it operates. From picking orders in the refrigerated warehouse, to making deliveries as a truck driver’s assistant, to gathering with customers at events- Zak understands the priorities of principals and customers. Over many years, Zak observed firsthand from his father and other key mentors, the importance of relationships. Zak graduated from the University of Connecticut and received his Master’s Degree from Manhattanville College. After college, he worked his way up learning all the angles of OMNI- Retail, Customer Service, and Account Management. Zak now runs the day to day operations of OMNI. Zak’s favorite part about OMNI is being in the center of the action. Outside of the office Zak enjoys Tough Mudder and Spartan races.

Rich Anderson

Business Manager

Rich graduated from the University of Minnesota with Bachelor’s Degree. Today Rich has 35 years of experience in Metro New York Supermarket Perishables. As a merchandiser at White Packing he managed the Dairy/Deli re-set team and called on ShopRite groups. Later Rich served as the Eastern Sales Manager for Thorn Apple Valley and managed over 18 million pounds annually of premium processed meats. While at TAV Rich received the President’s Award for outstanding “Commitment to the Team”. Today Rich is a Business Manager at OMNI Food Sales, where his specialties are Brand Management, Program Building, and Analytics. Rich’s favorite part about OMNI is his Co-Workers, and his personal passions are Family & Golf.

Karen Borell

Business Manager

Karen focuses on strategic business development and brand management. Most recently, Karen served as a team leader for a team of five. Karen increased sales by gaining additional distribution at retail. Karen has serviced the food industry since 1994 and has a successful diverse background that she utilizes to formulate and execute initiatives. Karen’s greatest strengths are her creativity, drive, and leadership. She thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Karen currently resides in Delaware with her two cranky cats. In her free time, she likes to travel to warm places with palm trees.

Steve Raptis

Business Manager

Steven is a professional with over 20 years of experience in the New York market. Steven graduated from Brooklyn College and also received an advanced degree from the College of Westchester. Throughout his career he has worked with multiple retail and distribution companies before he joined OMNI. Steven’s favorite part about OMNI is his co-workers and the family oriented environment. Steven loves to read books, listen to good music and travel.

Rachel Lembo

Office Manager

Rachel was born and raised in southern New Jersey. She attended Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she earned her degree in Food Marketing. Her career with OMNI began as a Retail Merchandiser. From there she transitioned to a position in Customer Service, and is now our Office Manager. Her attention to detail is one of her greatest strengths. When she is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as expressing her creativity through activities such as painting and jewelry making.

S. Brown

Customer Service Representative

As a Customer Service Representative with over 8 years of experience in the field, it is should be no surprise that she enjoys meeting and interacting with clients, as well as offering customized solutions to their problems and queries. The other loves of her life are God, her mom, and being in the kitchen.

Beth Tsao

Customer Service Representative

Beth grew up in Taipei, Taiwan and settled down in New York a few years after she graduated from college with a BA in Economics. Beth is an administrative professional with 7+ years of customer service experience in the retail and logistics industry. Beth’s favorite part about OMNI is its family-like multicultural environment.

Terry Haney

Retail Supervisor

Terry was born and raised in Pennsylvania with 8 siblings, a lot of kindness, and love. Terry began working retail 33 years ago. Her career began at ACME while still in college where she started as a meat clerk and worked her way up the corporate ladder to a District Manager for all perishable departments.

Terry later led a Retail team for 8 years. During those years Terry built sales, relationships, and a good reputation with many people in the retail supermarket industry. All retail representatives’ report to Terry. Terry’s free time is spent with family, friends, and enjoying outdoor activities.