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About Optimally

Get to know our team and values that lead us to industry leading expertise, remarkable results, and long-lasting partnerships

Our Team

Meet our Industry Leaders with years of experience navigating dairy markets

Ralph Hoffman

Ralph Hoffman

Managing Partner
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David McCarthy

Alvaro Montalvan

Head of Strategy
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Mike Dudas

Sarah Kirk

QA Director
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Keith Schuman

Keith Schuman

Business Development/Strategic Intiatives
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Sarah Kirk

Mike Dudas

Director of Procurement
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Ed Eddinger

Katherin Mera

Dairy and FOREX Risk Analyst
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Our Story

With more than seven decades of experience and operations that span cheese making, processing and importing, Schuman Cheese has a unique perspective of the U.S. dairy industry. From this vantage point, a trend emerged: many companies lack a viable and successful strategy for sourcing and procuring dairy. Recognizing that we have access to the data and category experience that could provide a meaningful solution to our partners, we established a new division, Optimally.

Through Optimally, we are able to educate our customers and partners on market changes and potential strategies, while also offering insight on cost savings opportunities. With a commitment to transparency, both internally and externally, we are able to use our category expertise and proprietary technologies to give data-driven recommendations that offer customers confidence. We have created a platform for our partners to optimize their sourcing activities, increase interdepartmental communication, and gain industry leading insights into dairy data and events

Schuman Cheese – Our Story