Dean Bachmeier

Chief Financial Officer
Dean Bachmeier

Dean Bachmeier has spent almost 40 years working in finance - both banking and private equity- and decided that his next chapter would be all about putting his skills to good use in the nonprofit world. He started by becoming even more active at his church of 25 years, Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, a congregation with a long history of community engagement. In 2013, he joined their board of directors as treasurer. It was there that Dean heard from another parishioner that Partners in Food Solutions was looking for a chief financial officer. He joined us in 2017.

A true Northerner, Dean spends a good chunk of winter on his cross country skis. He has competed in the Birkebeiner - the largest and one of the longest cross country ski races in North America - for the past 20 years. Except for 2017, when there wasn’t enough snow to race. He wasn’t happy about that.

Dean grew up in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and studied accounting at the university there. He also has his MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Dean and his wife Carol Greenland have one adult daughter and call Southwest Minneapolis home.

General Mills
General Mills, the founding member of Partners in Food Solutions, is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 150,000 people in 70 countries.
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders.
Bühler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular production technologies and services for producing foods and manufacturing advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a over 10,000 employees worldwide.
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, PA, is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks.
Ardent Mills
Ardent Mills is dedicated to helping our customers innovate and grow, with the industry’s broadest range of flours, mixes, blends and specialty products.
Inspired by more than 120 years of business success and five generations of family leadership, The J. M. Smucker Company makes food that people and pets love. The Company’s portfolio of 40+ brands, which are found in 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants, include iconic products consumers have always loved such as Folgers, Jif and Milk-Bone plus new favorites like Café Bustelo, Smucker’s Uncrustables and Rachael Ray Nutrish.