Throughout my career I have always found it much more important what others say about you than you say of yourself. Below are a few client testimonials that deliver on this point:


“I know without the personal commitment from Des that Juma’s expansion would not have been possible and I truly thank Des for helping us make a positive difference in thousands of at-risk low-income youth lives. Des is well regarded in the communities he serves and by his entire workforce.”

–Marc Spencer, CEO, Juma Ventures

It has been my pleasure to know and work with Des since the time he joined Safeway as the President of Perishables. He has a unique blend of skills that you only see in successful people at the most senior levels of any organization. Des has demonstrated the vision, creativity and capability to achieve remarkable results. He has a sincere and genuine concern for people and unquestionable integrity. I was able to see Des be successful in several situations as he drove many strategic cross functional efforts that shaped the future of the company. He is a gracious and considerate leader who leads by example and he never lets his own personal needs or ego interfere with what is best for his team or the company. Des brings great passion and energy to everything that he does. He is one of the most visionary leaders I have had the opportunity to work with during my professional career. His leadership and analytical skills are extraordinary and his drive to win is insatiable. I have worked with many great leaders, but Des has set the standard that I use to compare all others.

–Roger Glenn – Chief People Officer – Safeway

“Des is an amazing leader. His energy and enthusiasm are contagious. His drive for results is insatiable. His interpersonal skills are enviable. I’ve worked with him in my career and would be very happy to work with him again.”

— Robin Michel – C Level Executive

“I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Des for almost 10 years. He is one of the most charismatic, high integrity and empowering leaders I have seen over my career. He brings great passion and energy to both his work and his philanthropic pursuits. His leadership and analytical skills are extraordinary and his drive to win is insatiable.”

–Peter Stamos – President PING HD


“I first met Des when I was CEO of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games – the largest multi sport Games ever held in Canada. I was very impressed with Des and his approach. He was well informed and insightful. He offered candid and helpful advice on food service strategies and possible success models for the Games. Of the many potential suppliers I met over my 4 years as CEO, Des stood apart due his intellect, his engagement, and his practical approach to forge a business partnership.”

–Ian Troop – CEO, Strategist and Board Member

“Des Hague is one of the Top Presidents, CEO’s and more importantly “Leaders” in our business. I have been in the Food & Beverage/ Hospitality Business for over 35 years. I have worked for some of the most revered compaines in our industry. Companies such as Marriott, Disney, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Fontainebleau & Centerplate. Des is the real deal when it comes delievring exactly what he preaches. His positive messages, as well as, leadership by example is what make him so special. Their is never a time or day that you can not just pick up the phone to talk with Des or get his great inspiring advice. It was my honor to work for him and his brillient & open mind.”

–Thomas Tazbaz- doTERRA Diamond Wellness Executive

“Des is a strong leader and brilliant motivator. Found him to be very quick study, decisive and always looking at the long view to make business succeed. Simple one word description would be brilliant

Hal Handel – Owner Elkwood Park Racing Services LLC & Former COO, NYRA

“Des’ leadership and vision pulled our two companies together as true partners. He drives a fantastic culture with winning the very best in guest experience at the forefront of everything he does!”

–Chris Williams – Vice President, Anheuser-Busch InBev, National Retail Sales