Saveur Food Group, LLC
The premium prepared food specialist
Paul Bensabat: Co-President and CEO
- International corporate executive with 23 years of successful experience in the consumer food product category.
As President and CEO of LACTALIS/SORRENTO CHEESE grew the operation during his 18 years
tenure from $10 million to $900 million, turning it into one of the largest North American dairy
With up to 10 manufacturing facilities and close to 2000 employees, developed the group’s brands
(Sorrento, Precious, President) into leaders in their respective segments
MBA from New York University Graduate School of Business and business degree from École Supérieure
de Commerce de Toulouse (France).
- President and board member of several business trade groups.
Awarded the Medal of Chevalier of the French National Order of Merit as well as that of Chevalier of the
Legion of Honor by the President France.
Alain Bankier: Co-President and CFO
- Investment banker by training and entrepreneur by passion.
Founder of Madison Merchant Partners (MMP), an investment banking boutique,specialized in private and
- Prior to MMP,head of Investment Banking-North America at BNP-Paribas, a major international European bank.
Joined BNP in 1989, when he sold them Vendome & Company, a 30-person investment banking firm he
founded in 1983.
At Vendome & Company, among other transactions in the food industry, Alain helped build a $1.0 billion dollar
specialty food distribution company through multiple acquisitions.
MBA from New York University Graduate School of Business and from HEC (in Paris, France), Bachelor of
Economics from the Wharton School, and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.