Senior Leadership

Dave Gonzales

CEO/President

Dave has worked with Arctic Catering for three years as its investment banker, board chair and most recently became the CEO.

Dave has in excess of 38 years of owning and managing his own companies and working for top ten financial services companies in senior management positions. Dave is a registered with FINRA and holds Series 79 and 63 license designations. Dave is a managing partner of CKS Advisors, LLC and CKS Securities, LLC both located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Dave’s success as a visionary entrepreneur allow him to focus on Arctic’s business strategy, enabling the organization to develop new processes to become scalable for growth. This includes development of the company’s senior leadership team.

Teri Nienhaus

Alaskan President

Teri brings 30 years of experience in identifying, meeting, and adding value to internal and external strategic business needs in operations and all aspects of human resource management. Her work experience in both the commercial and private sectors of general contracting, oil and gas, power generation, public education, department of defense, security and service industries allows for her to be creative in recognizing opportunities and innovative in solving problems.

Teri’s depth of knowledge includes workforce planning and development; recruitment; contract negotiations; training; compensation; employee and labor relations. She also has extensive experience with government contracting; ERISA and large governmental self-funded health plan administration and compliance management of up to 5,500 employees.

Teri’s business focus is to manage and lead operations, human resources and HSE activities inside Arctic Catering’s Alaska footprint.

Terry McIntosh

Chief Operating Officer

Terry has been at Arctic Catering since 1994 and is the only team member who can truthfully say “he has done it all." Terry is a trained culinarian, baker and has managed operations offshore, and in some of the most remote locations in the world. Having worked in this industry 32+ years, Terry’s exceptional and unique industry knowledge provides our clients with the unsurpassed advice and counsel on operational excellence.

Terry’s business focus is on managing manages our client engagement and marketing efforts, where he and his team have achieved in excess of 20% growth for the last four years.