SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Sara Schmidt

In my nearly 20 years of experience in the Information Security space, I have established myself as an inclusive and proactive leader who is focused on building the highest security outcomes for my business partners. Passionately, I am also an advocate for women in IT, especially Information Security. I co-founded the Farmers Insurance Women in Cyber Security affiliate, I mentor women through a variety of platforms and also work with girls in STEM programs, all striving to grow, develop and encourage women to enter and thrive in the technology space.

Current Role

  • Company Name: US Foods
  • Job Title: SVP, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Start Date: June 2022
  • Company Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Location: Grand Rapids Metropolitan Area

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 associates and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit to learn more.


Previous Company:

  • Company Name:  Farmers Insurance
  • Job Title:  Chief Information Security Officer
  • Start Date:  October 2019