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This list showcases the top United States based CFO’ operating in the Food Processing space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Global Chief Financial Officer of Molson Coors
Mauricio Restrepo is Global Chief Financial Officer for Molson Coors. A highly accomplished international finance executive, Mauricio has more than a dozen years of experience in the beer and spirits industries. He joined Molson Coors from Beam Suntory, the world’s third largest spirits company, where he had been Senior Vice President and Global Chief Financial Officer since 2014. Prior to joining Beam Suntory, Restrepo spent nine years with SABMiller in senior finance roles, first as CFO of SABMiller Latin America and later CFO of SABMiller Europe. He joined SABMiller in 2005 when it acquired Colombia-based Grupo Empresarial Bavaria where he was CFO. Before entering the beverage alcohol business, Restrepo held commercial and finance positions at Random House, South American automaker SOFASA, and JP Morgan. Mauricio holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in economics and mathematics from Tufts University.
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About Molson Coors: Molson Coors is a beer company and distributor that brews the world’s favorite beer brands.
Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo
Hugh Johnston has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2016. Johnston has been Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo, Inc., a global food and beverage company, since July 2015 and March 2010, respectively. Johnston served as Executive Vice President at PepsiCo from March 2010 to July 2015. He joined PepsiCo in 1987 and has held a number of increasing leadership roles, including Executive Vice President, Global Operations from 2009 to 2010 and President, Pepsi-Cola North America Beverages from 2007 to 2009. Johnston left PepsiCo from August 1999 through March 2002 to pursue a general management role as Vice President, Retail at Merck Medco, leading the company’s retail pharmacy card business. Johnston served on the board of directors of AOL Inc., a global media technology company, from October 2012 to June 2015.Johnston holds a B.S. from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
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About PepsiCo: PepsiCo operates as a food and beverage company worldwide.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of The Coca-Cola Company
Waller has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Coca-Cola Company since 2014. Waller joined Coca-Cola in 1987 as a senior accountant and has assumed roles of increasing responsibility during her career, including Vice President, Finance and Controller. She is a director of Monster Beverage Corporation and Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V.
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About The Coca-Cola Company: The Coca-Cola Company distributes coke, diet coke, and other soft drinks worldwide.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McCormick & Company
Mike Smith is Senior Vice President Corporate Finance. Smith has responsibility for Investor Relations, Treasury, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis and Supply Chain Finance. Smith joined McCormick in 1991, and most recently served as Senior Vice President Capital Markets and Chief Financial Officer for North America. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Finance for EMEA, Vice President Treasury and Investor Relations, Vice President Finance and Administration for U.S. Consumer Products, Vice President Finance for the U.S. Industrial Group, Director of Corporate Accounting, Corporate Financial Planning Manager and Plant Controller for McCormick’s Hunt Valley, Md. based manufacturing facility. Prior to joining McCormick, Smith began his career in public accounting at Coopers and Lybrand. Smith graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA degree in Accountancy. He is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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About McCormick & Company: McCormick manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments & other flavorful products to the entire food industry.
SVP Finance & CFO of Hearthside Food Solutions
Fred joined Hearthside in 2016, bringing two decades of Finance experience, most recently with BDT Capital Partners in Chicago. Prior to that he served as Vice President of Business Development and Treasurer at Sears Holding Corporation and Vice President of Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs & Co. Fred also held roles with Wasserstein Perella Group, Inc. and Pricewater-houseCoopers LLP.
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About Hearthside Food Solutions: Hearthside Food Solutions is the industry’s largest food contract manufacturer, and also the largest private bakery in the US.
Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer of Verb Energy
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About Verb Energy: Verb Energy makes healthy and delicious energy products for every day. Our flagship product is the Verb Caffeinated Energy Bar.
R. Steve Kinsey
EVP & CFO of Flowers Foods
R. Steve Kinsey, 55, has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since May 2008. Mr. Kinsey previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 2007 until May 2008, Vice President and Corporate Controller from June 2003 until September 2007, and as Controller from March 2002 until June 2003. He served as Director of Tax from June 1998 until March 2002 at Flowers Foods and Flowers Industries. Mr. Kinsey also served as Tax Manager at Flowers Industries from July 1994 until June 1998 and as Tax Associate from July 1989 until July 1994.
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About Flowers Foods: Flowers Foods , headquartered in Thomasville, Ga., is a leading producer and marketer of packaged bakery foods in the United States
Co-Founder & CFO of Nature’s Fynd
Matthew Strongin is a Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer at Nature’s Fynd.
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About Lotic Labs, Nature’s Fynd: Nature’s Fynd is a food company that makes nutritional vegan protein from a microbe.
Chief Financial Officer of Kraft Heinz
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About Kraft Heinz: The Kraft Heinz Company is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America
Andrew C. Johannesen
CFO of Omega Protein Corporation
ANDREW C. JOHANNESEN has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since January 1, 2012 and as Senior Vice President – Finance and Treasurer from July 2011 to December 2011. From December 2010 to July 2011, Mr. Johannesen served as Vice President and Treasurer of Westlake Chemical Corporation, a chemicals and plastic manufacturer. From 2007 to December 2010, Mr. Johannesen served as Vice President and Treasurer of RRI Energy, Inc. (formerly Reliant Energy, Inc.), an electricity and energy service provider, and Vice President and Assistant Treasurer of RRI from 2005 to 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Johannesen held various corporate development and finance positions at Reliant Energy and worked for Exxon Mobil Corporation and a major public accounting firm. Mr. Johannesen is a Certified Public Accountant.
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About Cross Country Infrastructure, Omega Protein Corporation: Omega Protein develops, produces, and delivers essential nutrients
Chief Financial and Operating Officer of James Beard Foundation
Marilyn Platzer is Chief Financial and Operating Officer @ James Beard Foundation.
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About James Beard Foundation, James Beard Foundation: The James Beard Foundation promotes the culinary arts by honoring chefs, wine professionals, journalists, and cookbook authors.
Chief Financial & Operating Officer of Bai
After earning an MBA at the Wharton School of business, Ari spent the late 90s providing executive leadership for several venture-backed companies and young start-ups. In his most recent role as beverage director and buyer for a major New York alcoholic beverage retailer and distributor, Ari gained beverage insight that informs his financial forecasts and strategies for Bai.
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About Bai: Bai produces drinks that are flavorful, low calorie, and infused with antioxidants from coffee’s superfruit.
Donal L. Mulligan
Executive Vice President; Chief Financial Officer of General Mills
Don Mulligan was named executive vice president, chief financial officer of General Mills in August 2007. In this capacity, Mulligan has overall company responsibility for worldwide finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategy, investor relations, external reporting, internal audit, tax, treasury, global business services, and information systems. He is also a trustee of the General Mills Foundation. Mulligan joined General Mills in September 1998 as vice president of finance for the International division. In 2004, he was named vice president of finance for the technical community. He was appointed vice president and treasurer in 2006 before being elected executive vice president in 2007. Prior to joining General Mills, Mulligan spent 11 years with PepsiCo, Inc., and its spinoff Yum Brands, where he held various international finance positions. Before joining PepsiCo, Mulligan worked for GTE, Inc., in its financial associate program for two years.
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About General Mills: General Mills is a food company that manufactures and markets branded consumer foods.
CFO of Carbo Analytics
Sroge brings a broad financial, legal, and operational background in public and private industry. Joshua has more than 15 years experience in a financial leadership capacity, working in software development, hardware distribution, medical, and chemical industries. Prior to joining Carbo Analytics, Mr. Sroge was Controller and Vice President Finance at GeoSynFuels, Director of Finance at Spatial Corp., Manager of Corporate Reporting & International Accounting at GE Access Distribution, Accounting Manager at Image Guided Technologies, and Assistant Controller at Kryptonics. Sroge has a BS degree in Accounting from CUNY Hunter College.
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About Carbo Analytics: Carbo Analytics develops sugar analysis systems for the BioFuel, Brewing & Distilling and Food Processing industries.
EVP & CFO of Land O’ Lakes
Dan serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Land O’Lakes, Inc. With more than 35 years of experience, Dan oversees corporate finance, accounting, treasury, audit and strategy. Prior to his appointment to chief financial officer in 2000, he held several leadership roles within finance and accounting. Dan is a certified public accountant and certified management accountant. He holds both a bachelor’s and MBA from Minnesota State University–Mankato.
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About Land O’ Lakes: Land O’Lakes is a member-owned, idea-driven agricultural cooperative that markets our products under a well known family of brands.
SVP Finance and Accounting (CFO) of Harmless Harvest
Scott Butler is the SVP Finance and Accounting (CFO) at Harmless Harvest.
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About Harmless Harvest: Harmless Harvest is a progressive food & beverage initiative set to demonstrate that ecosystem-based businesses.
CFO of Kettle & Fire
Brian Hack is the CFO at Kettle and Fire.
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About Kettle & Fire: Kettle & Fire is a bone broth company that combines marrow bones with premium organic vegetables and filtered water in steel kettles.
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Sanderson Farms
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About Sanderson Farms: Sanderson Farms is the third largest poultry producer in the United States
CFO of BrightFarms
Steve Campione is the CFO at BrightFarms.
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About BrightFarms: BrightFarms is an indoor farming company that specializes in providing locally grown packaged salads.
Chief Financial Officer of US Foods
Dirk Locascio serves as the Chief Financial Officer at US Foods.
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About US Foods: US Foods is a foodservice distributor that provides its customers with innovative food offerings and a suite of business solutions.
CFO & General Manager of Miyoko’s Kitchen
I have been a vegetarian since 1980 but I didn’t make it a full life style choice which included my work life as well as my personnel life until I started work at small vegan and organic food maker located in Fairfax, Ca in 1993. After all there is not much that is more important than food and there are huge problems with the food industry in the United States. Since 1993 I have always made it my highest priority to be part of the solution and not part of the problem. After some meandering travels but always working in the food business I find myself once again working at a small vegan and organic food maker located in Fairfax, CA. I am delighted to continue to be part of the solution which is represented by the fine, artisan and innovate products produced by Miyokos Kitchen.
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About Miyoko’s Kitchen: Miyoko’s Kitchen is a food production company that produces artisan cultured Vegan cheese and butter.
Co-Founder, Strategist & Chief Financial Officer of Mine Shaft Brewing & Cali Orchards Hard Sparkling Water Santa Clarita, CA
John brings a career as a CPA, CEO and CFO. John started an outsourcing company in 1992 that grew to $12MM in five years and was an INC Magazine fastest growing company in 1997. John merged the company in 2001 and became CEO, and in 2004 sold his share. John graduated with a degree in Accounting and spent six years with a “”Big 8″” CPA firm. John spent ten years with two large organizations as CFO and became experienced in operations.
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About Mine Shaft Brewing & Cali Orchards Hard Sparkling Water Santa Clarita, CA: Invest In A Team Behind Some Of The Greatest Beer Brands Ever + IZZE Soda
Chief Financial Officer of PRE Brands
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About PRE Brands: PRE Brands is a food processing company that specializes in providing grass-fed and finished beef products.
CFO of Pegasus Foods
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About Pegasus Foods: Pegasus Foods is a frozen food manufacturer for some of the largest retail and restaurant chains.
Chief Financial Officer of Pro Mach Group
As ProMach’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Moeder leads the company’s financial strategy for long-term profitability and provides financial guidance to support continued growth. He also oversees the company-wide finance and accounting teams. Along with other members of senior management, Mr. Moeder is focused on strengthening ProMach’s position as a leader in packaging value for its customers. Mr. Moeder has earned a reputation for strong financial leadership, including during his tenure with ProMach in various financial roles. Mr. Moeder joined ProMach in 2012 from global publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, where he served in FP&A and Internal Audit leadership roles. Mr. Moeder started his career providing accounting and auditing consulting services with Grant Thornton. Mr. Moeder earned his B.S. in Accounting / Finance and his M.B.A. from the University of Dayton. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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About Pro Mach Group: Pro Mach is an automated packaging solutions provider serving manufacturers of all sizes and geographies in the industrial industries.
Chief Financial Officer of The Food Corridor
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About Nutrien Ag Solutions, The Food Corridor: SaaS software for shared use kitchens.
CFO & Co-Founder of Windward Brands
Jon Bottorff is the CFO at Windward Brands.
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About Windward Brands: Windward Brands offers dessert, ice cream, and frozen novelty food products.
Chief Financial Officer of Focus Brands
Mr. Michael Dixon’s entire professional career has been centered around growth-oriented businesses, initially as a consultant with Price Waterhouse, and then in various senior finance positions in the private sector. Prior to joining Gemin X, he was Vice President, Finance with an early stage biomedical company in Toronto where he successfully financed the company’s research and development efforts over a two-year period. A chartered accountant, Mr. Dixon has a proven track record in fundraising, contract negotiation and strategic planning. Mr. Dixon received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto in 1983 and earned his Chartered Accountant (Ontario) designation with Price Waterhouse in 1986. Mr. Dixon leads Gemin X’s financing efforts, manages financial reporting and controls as well as contract negotiation, and oversees various administrative functions.
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About Focus Brands: Focus Brands is a developer of global multi-channel food service brands.
Chief Financial Officer of Vintage Wine Estates
Katherine DeVillers is the Chief Financial Officer at Vintage Wine Estates.
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About Vintage Wine Estates: Vintage Wine Estates is a wine & spirits company specializing in wines and services.
Chief Financial Officer of Savta Remedies
Natalie provides both operational and programmatic support to our company, supervises the finances, and is the chief financial spokesperson for the organization. She reports directly to all family members . She is also in charge On all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding.
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About Savta Remedies: Savta Remedies Help Recover, Support, and Boost your Immune System with a new and unique Dietary Supplement, and enhance your energy level.
Co-Founder & CFO of IGZU
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About IGZU: The world’s first bottled bamboo leaf tea.
Treasurer/CFO of Urban City Fresh
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About : creating a culture of healthy urban living via food education, access, opportunity and sustainability.
Stephen E. Tremblay
CFO of Krispy Kreme
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About : Krispy Kreme is a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats and is famous for its original glazed doughnut.
Chief Financial Officer of Preferred Popcorn
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About Preferred Popcorn: Preferred Popcorn is a farmer-owned company grows and processes the best premium bulk popcorn.
Chief Financial Officer of Premier Restaurant Equipment Co
Beginning with my college work-study job, I’ve worked in foodservice. I moved from the grill to the bakery and to the dish room, and I was a catering manager. Premier had been open for just three months when I started here. Not many people stick with a job and company as long as I have with Premier. It’s been a joy to watch the company grow and to watch many of our customers develop from one location in Minnesota to multiple locations across the United States. Even though I work behind the scenes at Premier, I enjoy being part of creating new foodservice venues. We design spaces where people go to spend time with family and friends to eat, drink, and celebrate. It’s a privilege to work with our customers to make their visions a reality. Outside of the office, my family loves to go out to dinner—preferably at a Premier project! I have a daughter in college and a son in high school. All of us like reading, biking, and hanging out with friends.
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About Premier Restaurant Equipment Co: Premier Restaurant Equipment Co is supplies food service equipment and designs
Chief Financial Officer of Hygrade Ocean Products
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About Hygrade Ocean Products: Hygrade Ocean Products is a processor and distributor of scallops, cod