Our Team

MEET THE TEAM BEHIND
THE FARM STORES DREAM

Behind every great franchise is an even greater team of people who have worked relentlessly to bring the dream to life and to fresh markets. We’d like to introduce you to a special group of people responsible for Farm Stores expansion and reputation as America’s largest and most beloved drive-thru convenient store.

Carlos E. Bared

CEO

Carlos E. Bared is the Chief Executive Officer of Farm Stores Corporation, and its subsidiaries. Mr. Bared became the Chief Financial Officer of the predecessor company of Farm Stores in 1997. In 1999, he became the Chief Financial Officer of United Petroleum Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors.

He served both capacities until 2001, when he returned to Farm Stores and to the management position he currently occupies as the Chief Executive Officer. From October of 2002 through 2008, Mr. Bared joined the Board of Directors of Associated Grocers of Florida, Inc., the largest grocery wholesaler in Florida. He served in this capacity through 2008 and was a member of the Board’s Audit Committee. Mr. Bared was a Director and Past President of the Board of Directors, and was past Treasurer, of the non-profit Miami Children's Museum.

Maurice E. Bared

COO

Maurice E. Bared serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Farm Stores Corporation and its subsidiaries – a position he has held since 2001. He joined the predecessor company of Farm Stores in 1994 as the Director of Development of Special Projects. In 1998, Mr. Bared became the Executive Vice President of Operations for Farm Stores.

In 1999, Mr. Bared became the Chief Operating Officer of United Petroleum Corporation. He returned to management of Farm Stores as the Chief Operating Officer in 2001. In that capacity, he oversaw store operations, marketing, human resources, real estate development, and FSC’s retail dealer operations. He’s been actively involved in the board of the Florida Petroleum Marketers Association, and the board of the Deering Foundation.

Robert A. Spuck, Sr.

Director оf Franchise Sales

Robert A. Spuck, Sr. has served as Farm Stores’ Director of Franchise Sales since June of 2014. Prior to joining Farm Stores, he served as the CEO of Awesome Brands, Inc. for 10 years, and as the managing partner of Awesome Supply, LLC. Mr. Spuck has spent most of his life building franchise companies throughout America and internationally. He has been a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) for over 35 years.

Victor Arechavaleta

VP of Business Development

Victor Arechavaleta is the Vice President of Business Development of Farm Stores Corporation, and has been in this position since March of 2012. His responsibilities include management of product and supplier relationships, as well as the dealer business units – all independent Farm Stores dealership locations.

Prior to joining Farm Stores, Mr. Arechavaleta was the director of sales and marketing for Pagnifique USA from 2010 to 2012, and the director of marketing and product development for Quirch Foods from 2002 to 2010. He pulls from an extensive background in marketing and product development, having spent over a decade in digital media, advertising, and film and television production. He entered the food and beverage industry in 2000, and has since developed marketing and sales programs for national and international product lines in the supermarket retail channel.

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