Owner & Chairman
The grocery business is in Michael Teel’s blood. As the grandson of Raley’s founder, Tom Raley, he learned the grocery business from an early age. Today, Mike is the Owner & Chairman of the largest family-owned company in Sacramento with a sense of responsibility to the communities Raley’s serves.
With his passion for empowering people to make sustainable and healthy food choices, Teel leads the company with a strong sense of purpose to infuse life with health and happiness, by changing the way the world eats, one plate at a time.
After earning his bachelor’s in business administration from Whittier College, Teel became a store manager and then served in several leadership roles at Raley’s.
In 2015, the family transitioned majority ownership to Teel, with a goal of long-term family ownership. Teel is involved as a Board Member of the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council, The Family Business Association of California and Carlsen Center Advisory Committee at Sacramento State.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Keith joined Raley’s in 2015, beginning as Chief Operating Officer and expanded his role to President over a year ago. In 2018, Keith was elevated to President & Chief Executive Officer. Keith believes in delivering a personalized customer experience and involving team members in the company’s vision. A proven Fortune 200 leader with 25 years retail experience, Keith began his career with the May Company department stores, where he held leadership roles in store operations, merchandise planning, information technology and finance. He led annual business planning and strategy for the Victoria’s Secret division of Limited Brands, and most recently led the retail operations and omni-channel store integration at Kohl’s. He graduated from St. Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in finance, and earned a master’s degree in business administration.
Focused on exercise and nutrition and committed to healthy living. He is dedicated to family time with his wife, Debbie, their two daughters and two grandchildren.
Chief Financial Officer
Ken Mueller joined Raley’s in 1997 with an extensive background in financial and accounting operations. As CFO, Ken leads the financial services, payroll, real estate and information services departments in implementing strategic financial plans and managing core business systems and technology.
Ken received his bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater. Earning his CPA certificate in 1993, Ken previously served as Controller for Jampro Antennas and held accounting positions with Toms & Rojas CPAs and Ernst & Young. Ken and his wife, Brigitte, have been married for more than 20 years and have two children.
Mark is business leader with more than 30 years of human resources, labor relations and legal experience. Mark is passionate about developing leaders and creating values-based, high-engagement cultures where employees share a common purpose.
Mark worked for Lucky stores in human resources and labor relations, joining Raley’s in 1995, managing labor relations. He quickly moved up through to ranks, serving as Senior Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations.
Following his passion for fitness, Mark joined 24 Hour Fitness in 2005 and quickly became Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Chief People Officer, leading human resources.
In 2013, Mark returned to Raley’s as Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Labor Relations. He has a strong desire to foster the Raley’s vision “to infuse life with health and happiness by changing the way the world eats one plate at a time” by leveraging the company’s strong foundation of family and cultivating a common purpose and values.
Mark has been married for more than 25 years and has two children. A life-long fitness enthusiast who enjoys hiking, running and biking with his family in his spare time, Mark has completed four marathons and 15 half-marathons.
Chief Operations Officer
Kevin Konkel began his career in the grocery industry 35 years ago as a courtesy clerk for Bel Air Markets. He has risen through store management, district management and various leadership positions in both operations and sales and merchandising, such as: Store Director, District Manager, Vice President of Produce, Vice President of Neighborhood Merchandising and Senior Vice President Sales, Merchandising, Marketing & Advertising.
Experienced in many areas of the business, Kevin has introduced innovative cross-merchandising plans, inspired learning, grown leaders, spearheaded store design and remodel efforts — all with a focus on the customer. Kevin serves on the Board of Directors for the California Grocers Association and Raley’s Food For Families Board of Directors. Kevin and his wife, Lynette, have been married for more than 25 years and have two children.
With nearly 20 years of retail experience, Deirdre has served as Vice President of Marketing for several specialty retailers, including Brookstone, and most recently White House Black Market. She moved up through the industry, working both in-house and for ad agencies representing major brands such as Fitigues, Jil Sander, The Field Museum and Talbots. Deirdre graduated from Barnard College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History. She also studied Visual Communications at the Art Institute of Chicago and Photography at International Center of Photography. Deirdre enjoys spending time with her husband of nearly 20 years, and their son Aidan. An avid sports enthusiast, Deirdre enjoys running, yoga and swimming.
Senior Vice President, Sales & Merchandising
Paul Gianetto has enjoyed more than 35 years in the grocery retail industry, starting his career at a small chain of family-owned convenience stores in Anaheim, Ca., where he was born and raised. From there Paul began a 21-year stint with Ralphs Grocery Company, where he excelled through all levels of store management prior to joining their corporate ranks serving various roles in marketing, advertising and merchandising in both southern and northern California.
After joining Raley’s in 2008, Gianetto began in store operations, quickly moving into a key merchandising support role leading strategic pricing, category management and procurement. Paul was promoted to Director of Grocery in 2013, then to Vice President Center Store in early 2017. He now leads all sales and merchandising teams, and oversees Raley’s private brands as well as the strategic pricing department, managing all segments of the grocery business.
Gianetto serves on the executive committee for the Northern California City of Hope board of directors and is also highly engaged with the Raley’s Food For Families. He was recently elected to the Western Association of Food Chains, board of directors in 2018. Gianetto is a graduate of the USC Food Industry Management Program class of 1994 and also graduated from Cal Polytechnic University, Pomona, School of Business in 1988. Paul and his wife, Valerie, live in Folsom with their two children, Daniella and Dominick.