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Importer Ally Coffee Consolidates US Business, Names Rogerio Schiavo CEO


Part of the Ally Coffee facility in Greenville, South Carolina. 2018 file photo by Tony Abbott, courtesy of Ally Coffee.

Green coffee trader Ally Coffee has consolidated its United States specialty and commercial divisions while consolidating operations into its South Carolina headquarters. The company has also named a new CEO, Rogerio Schiavo.

Schiavo was previously the CEO of the Brazilian coffee exporting company Atlantica Coffee. Both Ally Coffee and Atlantica are part of the Montesanto Tavares Group of companies. In his new role at Ally, Schiavo replaces Bruno Tavares, who is now CFO of the Montesanto Tavares Group.

As part of the restructuring, Ally is consolidating its U.S. offices, closing its Plantation, Florida, office and moving all operations into its Greenville specialty coffee headquarters, which opened in 2018. That facility includes spaces for quality control and education, as well as offices.

In an announcement of the move today, Ally Coffee wrote, “This move is expected to establish a stronger foundation throughout all departments and divisions, enabling Ally Coffee to better serve its customers and suppliers for future growth.”

Ally first launched operations in Greenville shortly after its founding in 2013, offering specialty coffees to roasters of all sizes. Earlier this year, the company launched a new platform called Ally Open, offering smaller volumes of green beans and online instruction.