J&C Tropicals has announced the appointment of Jessie Capote, Esq. as their new CEO. He assumed responsibilities on January 1, 2021, and will succeed Carlos Capote.
Capote has been part of the J&C Tropicals team for over 13 years. During this time, he has led the transformative growth of each department — from finance, farming, and distribution operations to procurement domestically and abroad and acquiring new sales channels. The company's revenue and market share has grown 30% while also developing new and exciting products and services.
Capote has also been an integral part of defining the company’s culture. J&C Tropicals has been recognized as a Great Place to Work® Certified company for the 2nd year in a row. Working side by side with his brothers, Adrian and Carlos, Capote has established and executed a new strategic vision for the nearly 60-year-old family business that will elevate their standing at the forefront of the tropical produce farming and distribution industry. “It means so much to me to lead this company. It's more than business, it's legacy. We are more excited than ever as to what lies ahead!”
Jessie Capote, Esq. has a background in finance and corporate law in addition to his 13-year experience in the produce industry. He has gained extensive industry knowledge in business development, strategic planning, and project management as a result of his professional endeavors.
J&C Tropicals prides itself on its successful farming heritage with a "homegrown" approach and its reputation with farmers and premier partners for over 55 years. Capote looks forward to innovating the industry and helping the world discover unique tropical produce with their commitment to growing and distributing fresh, sustainable, and exceptional products.