John McMahon, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at The Cumberland Gulf Group, has been named a 2013 Top 10 Breakaway Leader by the Global HR Leadership Summit in recognition of his ability as a leader to elevate and motivate his peers, partners, and organization.
“The Top 10 Breakaway Leader Award is a unique recognition of remarkable leadership and individual innovation, an acknowledgment that Mr. McMahon well deserves,” stated Bob Dethlefs, CEO of Evanta, the organizer of the Global HR Leadership Summit. “Our award program utilizes peer nominations, a distinguished panel of judges and the HR Leadership Summit community to select breakaway leaders that are changing the face of human resources, and this year we are honored to be presenting the award to Mr. McMahon for his outstanding work with The Cumberland Gulf Group.”
McMahon is responsible for development and implementation of the HR strategy for the Cumberland Gulf Group, which includes Cumberland Farms, Inc. and Gulf Oil LP. As a member of the Executive Committee, he ensures that this strategy is fully aligned with the goals of the organization, which provides support for 7,000 employees, 600 stores and 3,500 branded and private label outlets.
“John McMahon has greatly elevated our HR capabilities,” said Ari Haseotes, president & group chief operating officer, Cumberland Gulf Group of Cos. “John’s focus and passion for developing the talents of our people has been an asset to our company. His leadership, energy, and vision makes him a valuable part of our executive team, especially when it comes to cultivating our most prized asset—our people.”
“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of The Cumberland Gulf Group, and share this recognition with all of my colleagues across the Human Resources and Executive Management teams,” said McMahon. This award would not be possible without the work and dedication of the outstanding HR team and the company’s leadership at Cumberland Farms and Gulf Oil.”
Earlier this year, McMahon was also named by ExecRank, the nation’s definitive ranking service of executives, as a “Top Private Company HR Executive.” There are over 100,000 HR executives in the U.S., and only the very best are included on ExecRank’s “Top Private Company HR Executive” list.