Director for Consultant Services
Shayne is a Graduate from the University of Massachusetts @ Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Restaurant Management. Varnum’s professional career began with Aramark in the business services division as a Food Service Director, including many stops in Business and Industry accounts. During this time, he was certified in professional Retail Operations Management. Shayne took an opportunity to work the non-profit sector with the Boy Scouts of America as a Senior District Executive for Old Colony Council and served as their Food Service Director.
He has spent the past 15 years working for the Hobart Corporation. Shayne began as a Territory Sales Manager where his responsibilities included growing the Hobart-Traulsen-Vulcan brands in northern New England. Varnum worked with end users in each market segment to understand their unique needs, while partnering with the dealer channel to deliver a solution. He also managed the consultant relationships with design and technical expertise. Shayne is both food safety and sanitation certified through the National Restaurant Association, including ServSafe Certified. His current role is the Director for Consultant Services. Shayne serves as the corporate liaison to both the facility design (consultant) community and operators in several industry segments. He plans, organizes and directs all activities to drive specifications and sales support for several industry segments and accounts. Shayne interfaces with all internal corporate departments, the design consultant community, architects, leaders from all segments of the non-commercial foodservice industry including Healthcare (all facets), Higher Education, Corrections, Military, Recreation, Culinary and Lodging. Shayne helps build and maintain relationships within the hospitality industry.
He presently serves on the Society of Hospitality and Foodservice Management’s (SHFM) Board of Directors and their Industry Advisory Board. Shayne received the Robert Pacifico Award from SHFM in 2017. He serves on the Foodservice Consultant Society International (FCSI) Allied Advisory Council, Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) Education Committee, and he serves as a member of the Industry Advisory Task Force for the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). Shayne has a passion for the hospitality industry.
Throughout Shayne’s life, scouting has played a huge role. Shayne is an Eagle Scout and a Vigil honor member of the Order of the Arrow. Shayne received the Silver Beaver in 2012. Varnum is currently Vice President of Camping for the Old Colony Council. Since 2007, Shayne has been an active member of the Board of Trustees for the Camp Squanto Alumni Association. Shayne has served as the council Aquatics chairman since 2008. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Board of Directors for the council.