In July 2014, LeadersUp began its program year and launched its first pilot program with the SK Food Group, a
leader in the manufacturing and wholesale food industry. Under the leadership of CEO Steve Sposari, SK Food
Group issued a challenge to LeadersUp to help them source, train, and hire opportunity youth for its newest facility
just outside of Columbus, Ohio. To learn more about their talent needs, LeadersUp used a customized employer
engagement process to query the Human Resources Unit at SK Food Group. After a successful consultation
LeadersUp developed a robust strategy for reaching local workforce providers to source talent for entry-level
positions within the production and warehouse units at SK Food Group.