Lucas Group Places Chief Financial Officer at Fooda

Premier executive recruiting firm announces successful placement of Justin Casciola at Fooda, the fast-growing food technology company.
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Atlanta, GA – June 19, 2018 – Lucas Group, ranked third on Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Justin Casciola in the role of Chief Financial Officer at Fooda, the Chicago-based food technology company that is the leading provider of freshly served restaurant food at work.

Victor Palumbo, Managing Partner in Lucas Group’s Chicago office for Accounting & Finance recruiting, and Paul Bleers, Senior Partner, conducted this executive recruiting engagement.

“Over the past couple of years, Fooda has surpassed the startup stage as we’ve reached important milestones related to revenue, headcount, enterprise products, and market expansion,” states Fooda Chief Sales Officer Alex Groesbeck. “As we continue with our current level of high growth, Justin will serve as an invaluable asset on our executive team”.

Founded in 2011, Fooda is a rapidly expanding late-stage venture with $34.2 million in funding. Casciola will play a critical role in Fooda’s continued growth, overseeing finance, accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, internal audit and treasury.

“Justin is a pragmatic leader with a reputation for promoting strong teamwork and process improvements to support scalable growth within organizations,” says Palumbo. “We are confident he will continue his track record of success at Fooda.”
Casciola most recently served as Vice President and Corporate Controller at VaaS, Inc., a preeminent provider of license plate recognition products and data solutions. Casciola spearheaded accounting operational improvements, fostered a strong teamwork-based corporate culture, and provided strategic leadership within the business. Prior to VaaS, Casciola held several senior accounting and finance positions in the United States and Europe, including at Groupon and Ernst & Young.
In addition to placing Accounting & Finance talent, Lucas Group specializes in Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Manufacturing, Military Transition, and Sales & Marketing recruitment.

About Lucas Group
Lucas Group is North America’s premier executive search firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist clients ranging in size from small to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies find transcendent, executive talent; candidates fully realize their ambitions; and associates find professional success. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

About Fooda
We believe a workplace food program is something employees should love and look forward to every day. Powered by technology and a network of over 1,000 restaurants, Fooda feeds hungry people at work through our ongoing food programs located within companies and office buildings. Every day, each Fooda location is served by different restaurants that come onsite and serve fresh lunch from their chef’s unique menus. Fooda operates in over 15 major US cities and plans to continue its expansion across the United States and internationally. Eight out of ten employees believe Fooda is one of their company’s top perks. To learn more, please visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.