Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 30, 2024


Innovative Food Holdings, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other jurisdiction


(IRS Employer

of incorporation)

File Number)

Identification No.)


9696 Bonita Beach Rd, Suite 208, Bonita Springs, Florida


(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (239) 596-0204


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None 




Item 5.02.

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On April 25, 2024, by written consent to action, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Innovative Food Holdings, Inc., a Florida corporation (the “Company”) implemented a 2024 incentive program for its executives (the “2024 EIP”). Bill Bennett, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), Brady Smallwood, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer (“COO”), and Gary Schubert, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) are eligible to participate in the 2024 EIP.


The target incentives for the CEO, COO, and CFO are $231,750, $82,400, and $60,000, respectively, and each incentive is based seventy percent (70%) on the attainment of Adjusted EBITDA and thirty percent (30%) on the attainment of Professional Chef Revenue. For the purposes of the EIP, Adjusted EBITDA refers to the Company’s Earnings before Interest, Tax, Depreciation, and Amortization adjusted by adding back executive incentive payout and growth-related expenses and other non-recurring expenses consistent with Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP) reported to investors; examples of non-recurring expenses include, but are not limited to, organizational restructuring, legal fees, lawsuit settlements, capital restructuring, and discontinued operations. Additionally, Professional Chef Revenue refers to the Company’s total revenue less e-commerce, warehouse, and logistics services revenues. The Compensation Committee of the Board has discretion to adjust in good faith the EIP’s thresholds, targets, and maximums, as well as the definitions of Adjusted EBITDA and Professional Chef Revenue in the event of mergers, acquisitions, or extraordinary events.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.





Dated: April 30, 2024


By: /s/ Robert William Bennett                                  

Robert William Bennett


Chief Executive Officer and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)


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