Torani CEO strives to keep small business feel at growing company

Growth for a nearly 100-year-old San Francisco company is bound to look very different from the startups surrounding it. Torani CEO Melanie Dulbecco likes it that way.

She was the first non-family member picked to run the family-owned business, a syrup manufacturer founded in North Beach in 1925. When she saw Torani’s potential in the coffee market, she pivoted the brand to take full advantage. In her 27 years as CEO, Dulbecco has averaged 25 percent year-over-year revenue growth, expanding distribution…