Maria Guarriello Front End Supervisor Village Supermarket, Inc.
The daughter of Italian immigrants, Maria Guarriello learned English as a second language and the value of hard work early in life. She entered the food retail and grocery industry where she has spent the last 30 years as a bastion of change within ShopRite’s technology, operations, and customer service divisions. As one of the first women in retail supervision, she has played an instrumental role in diversifying the workforce and ushering in the next group of bright talented leaders.
It became apparent while working with a multitude of diverse people throughout the organization in her position as Front End Supervisor that there was a vast amount of untapped and unrealized potential within the company. Maria has since worked to make the organization a more efficient and fulfilling workplace environment by challenging others to step out of their comfort zone and take risks without fear of making mistakes. Of all of her professional accolades and accomplishments, without doubt the most cherished aspect of her career is the pride she feels in helping others realize their full potential even when they themselves were not aware of what they were capable of achieving. In addition to her work with ShopRite, Maria is the owner of an Italian restaurant. Above all work related facets of her life, she is most proud of the family she has raised. Maria is a loving wife, proud mother of four children, cancer survivor, chef, motorcycle enthusiast and advocate for women’s rights.