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This list showcases the top United States based CFO’ operating in the Consumer Goods 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.
Chief Financial Officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods
Lee Belitsky joined DICK’S in 1997 as Vice President-Controller, and became our Treasurer in 2004. During his tenure, he has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility, including: Senior Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer; Senior Vice President – Strategic Planning and Analysis and Treasury Services; Senior Vice President – Store Operations and Distribution/Transportation; and most recently, Senior Vice President – Product Development. Prior to joining DICK’S, Lee Belitsky was the Chief Financial Officer of Domain, Inc., a Boston-based home furnishings retailer, he also served as the Vice President- Controller and Treasurer with Morse Shoe, Inc. and Audit Manager at KPMG.
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About Dick’s Sporting Goods: Dick’s Sporting Goods is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment
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.
CFO of Rent the Runway
Scarlett O’Sullivan will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer, making certain that Rent the Runway is well capitalized to support the company’s growth and continues to deliver on its financial objectives. The company has received a total of $126 million in funding and boasts the largest dry cleaning operation in the country. Scarlett joined the SOFTBANK Group in 2007 and has 15 years of experience financing and advising growth technology companies. She focuses on growth stage investments in the areas of social, mobile, gaming, e-commerce, online advertising and cloud computing. She also leads U.S. investments for SoftBank China & India’s Bodhi Investments fund, which focuses on early-stage investments in technology in Asia and the U.S. As Chief Operating Officer, Scarlett is also responsible for the day-to-day operations of the growth stage and Bodhi Fund activities. Previously, Scarlett was Head of the European Technology Services corporate finance group at Robertson Stephens in London, advising European IT, outsourcing, and information services companies in their IPOs, secondary offerings, private placements and M&A transactions. Scarlett also worked in corporate finance for Robertson Stephens in San Francisco and New York, covering the semiconductor/capital equipment and information services sectors.She started her career at Morgan Stanley. Scarlett received her MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University. Scarlett serves on the boards of HiTouch Healthcare, Punch Entertainment and The Savvy Source for Parents.
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About Rent the Runway: Rent the Runway is an online e-commerce website that allows women to rent designer apparel and accessories.
Chief Financial Officer of Walgreens
Alan Nielsen is chief financial officer for Walgreen Co. based in Deerfield, Illinois. Nielsen has been with Walgreens since 1987. Prior to being promoted to his current role, Nielsen was group vice president of International Finance. Before that, he served as director of results and director of decision support systems. Previously, he held several finance and accounting roles in the company. Nielsen received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Eastern Illinois University in 1987 and earned a CPA designation in 1990.
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About Walgreens: Walgreens provides multi-channel access to consumer goods and cost-effective pharmacy, health, and wellness services.
CFO of Grove Collaborative
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About Grove Collaborative: Grove creates and curates high-performing, planet-first home and personal care products and is the leader in zero-plastic CPG.
CFO of Boosted USA
Richard Bridge is the CFO at Boosted, Inc.
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About Boosted USA: Boosted USA builds and develops lightweight, wireless, and remote-controlled motorized electric longboards.
Chief Financial Officer of Mattel
Kevin Farr has been Chief Financial Officer since February 2000.From September 1996 to February 2000, he was Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. From June 1993 to September 1996, he served as Vice President, Tax. Prior to that, he served as Senior Director, Tax from August 1992 to June 1993.
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About ChromaDex, Mattel: Mattel is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of toys and family products.
Chief Financial Officer of Church & Dwight, Co
Mr. Dierker has been our Chief Financial Officer since January 2016. From 2009 through 2015, Mr. Dierker was Vice President, Corporate Finance responsible for Supply Chain Finance, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, and Investor Relations. From 2008 to 2009, he held a senior financial management position at Alpharma, Inc. Prior to 2008, he held financial and business development management positions for Ingersoll-Rand Ltd. Mr. Dierker received his undergraduate degree in Finance from James Madison University and his MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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About Church & Dwight, Co: Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products.
CFO Vista Outdoor Inc. of Vista Outdoor
Sudhanshu Priyadarshi, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, joined Vista Outdoor in April 2020. Sudhanshu has over two decades of experience in the tech, logistics, e-commerce, retail, CPG & Pharmaceutical industries in the U.S., Asia and Australia. Most recently he was the CFO of Flexport, a SoftBank backed digital freight forwarder where he led all Global Finance Global Real Estate and Insurance P&L for the company. Sudhanshu joined Flexport from Walmart, where he was Vice President of Finance for Walmart U.S. eCommerce, driving all retail finance operations for Walmart.com, Hayneedle.com, Shoes.com, Moosejaw.com, Store No 8 (technology start up incubator) and Walmart’s partnership with Google. Prior to this role, he was the Vice President, Finance & Strategy at Walmart U.S. and was responsible for leading finance for Walmart’s general merchandise & soft line business unit, a $100B division. Prior to Walmart, Sudhanshu was the Global Chief Operating Officer of Cipla, a $7 billion market cap publicly traded global generic pharmaceutical company. Prior to Cipla, Sudhanshu worked for PepsiCo from 1999 to 2013 growing through the ranks in various management and leadership roles in Finance, Strategy and Operations. In his last role at PepsiCo, Sudhanshu served as CFO of Global R&D and Global Nutrition Platforms, a $10B nutritious food and beverage business. Prior to this role, Sudhanshu was in the Corporate Strategy & Development group where he was responsible for PepsiCo’s international M&A with specific focus on Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India. Sudhanshu has also managed cash flow & capital spending for PepsiCo’s worldwide operations and finance for PepsiCo’s $1B snack business at Walmart. Sudhanshu is a graduate of Physics from India and MBA in Finance from University of Technology, Sydney.
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About Vista Outdoor: Vista Outdoor is a global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Lennox International
Joseph W. Reitmeier was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in July 2012. Mr. Reitmeier had served as Vice President of Finance for the LII Commercial business segment since 2007 and as Director of Internal Audit from 2005 to 2007. Before joining the company, he held financial leadership roles at Cummins Inc. and PolyOne Corporation. Mr. Reitmeier holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Akron and a master’s of business administration from Case Western Reserve University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
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About Lennox International: Lennox International is a provider of climate control solutions for the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration markets.
Chief Financial Officer of Harry’s
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About Harry’s: Harry is a developer of an online platform used to sell shaving equipment and accessories for men.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Jo-Ann Stores
Wade Miquelon is executive vice president, chief financial officer and president of international for Walgreen Co., based in Deerfield, Ill. Miquelon leads Walgreens finance functions and development of the company’s strategic partnership with Alliance Boots and other potential international partnerships. He also is responsible for the company’s value creation services and international division. Miquelon’s extensive international experience, and the central role he played in bringing Walgreens and Alliance Boots together, gives him both the experience and expertise to lead the effort to create the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Miquelon joined Walgreens in June 2008 from Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson Foods, Inc., the world’s largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef and pork, where he was an executive vice president and CFO since 2006. Prior to that, Miquelon spent 16 years with The Procter & Gamble Company, the world’s largest consumer goods product company, where he was assigned to the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati and offices in Bangkok, Singapore and finally Geneva, Switzerland, where he was general manager and head of finance for Western Europe operations. Miquelon’s other affiliations include serving on the board of directors for both the Chicago Shedd Aquarium and The Wood Family Foundation. He also serves on the dean’s advisory board for University of Arkansas’s Sam Walton School of Business. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1987 and a masters of business administration degree from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1989.
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About Jo-Ann Stores: Jo-Ann Stores is a fabric and craft store chain specializing in supplies for sewing, crafting, and home decor designs.
CFO & CTO of Anheuser-Busch InBev
Felipe Dutra is our Chief Financial & Technology Officer. Born in 1965, Mr. Dutra is a Brazilian citizen and holds a Degree in Economics from Candido Mendes and an MBA in Controlling from Universidade de São Paulo. He joined Ambev in 1990 from Aracruz Celulose, a major Brazilian manufacturer of pulp and paper. At Ambev he held various positions in Treasury and Finance before being appointed General Manager of one of our beverage subsidiaries. Mr. Dutra was appointed Ambev’s Chief Financial Officer in 1999 and he became our Chief Financial Officer in January 2005. In 2014, Mr. Dutra became our Chief Financial & Technology Officer. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Ambev and Grupo Modelo.
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About Anheuser-Busch InBev: Anheuser-Busch InBev is a brewer and provider of consumer products that has a strong, balanced portfolio.
Chief Financial Officer of VMG Partners
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About VMG Partners: VMG Partners is a private equity firm that specializes in buyouts and growth capital investments.
CFO of Flaviar
Frederic Lavoie is the CFO at Flaviar.
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About Flaviar: Flaviar, a spirits tasting club, offers a subscription service that helps members discover new liquor products through sample tasting packs.
CFO, Secretary & Treasurer of Matthews International Corporation
Steven Nicola is CFO, Secretary & Treasurer at Matthews International Corporation.
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About Matthews International Corporation: Matthews International Corporation has built its continued success by offering products and services of unmatched quality.
CFO of Resident
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About Resident: Resident is a house of direct-to-consumer brands in the home furnishings space.
EVP & CFO of Dollar General
With Dollar General Corporation since 2014 Mr. Garratt has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since December 2, 2015. He joined Dollar General in October 2014 as Senior Vice President, Finance & Strategy and subsequently served as Interim Chief Financial Officer from July 2015 to December 2015. Prior to joining Dollar General, Mr. Garratt held various positions of increasing responsibility with Yum! Brands, Inc., one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, between May 2004 and October 2014, holding leadership positions in corporate strategy and financial planning. He served as Vice President, Finance and Division Controller for the KFC division and earlier for the Pizza Hut division and for Yum Restaurants International between October 2013 and October 2014. He also served as the Senior Director, Yum Corporate Strategy, from March 2010 to October 2013, reporting directly to the corporate Chief Financial Officer and leading corporate strategy as well as driving key cross-divisional initiatives. Mr. Garratt served in various other financial positions at Yum from May 2004 to March 2010. He served as Plant Controller for Alcoa Inc. between April 2002 and May 2004, and held various financial management positions at General Electric from March 1999 to April 2002. He began his career in May 1990 at Alcoa, where he served for approximately 9 years.
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About Dollar General: Dollar General is a small-box discount retailer that makes shopping for everyday needs simpler and hassle-free.
CFO of Away
Catherine Dunleavy is the CFO at Away.
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About Away: Away is a modern travel and lifestyle brand designed with thoughtful features that solve real travel problems
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Chief Financial Officer, CPA of GoSun
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About GoSun: GoSun offers solar technology that provide fuel-free cooking, cooling, charging, lighting and water purification and more!
Tony M. Shelby
CFO of LSB Industries
Mr. Tony M. Shelby is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President – Finance of LSB Industries Inc. He is a certified public accountant previously with Arthur Young & Co., a predecessor to Ernst & Young LLP, is our Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held for more than ten years. Mr. Shelby has served as a member of the LSB executive management team since inception in 1969. Mr. Shelby is a graduate of Oklahoma City University.
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About LSB Industries: LSB INDUSTRIES, INC. is a manufacturing, marketing, and engineering company.
CFO of Lifetime Brands
Laurence Winoker is a Senior Vice President – Finance, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer at Lifetime Brands.
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About Lifetime Brands: Lifetime Brands is a leading global provider of kitchenware, tableware and other products used in the home.
Co-founder and CFO of Neuro
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About Neuro: Neuro is a functional confectionary company that creates products that creates products to get you in the right state of mind.
CFO of Oboz Footwear
Tim Tripp is CFo at Oboz Footwear.
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About Oboz Footwear: Oboz Footwear designs, sources, and sells footwear for backpackers and hikers.
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Graphic Packaging
Stephen Scherger is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Graphic Packaging Holding Company. From October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, Mr. Scherger was the Senior Vice President – Finance. From April 2012 through September 2014, Mr. Scherger served as Senior Vice President, Consumer Packaging Division. Mr. Scherger joined Graphic Packaging Holding Company in April of 2012 from MeadWestvaco Corporation, where he served as President, Beverage and Consumer Electronics. Mr. Scherger was with MeadWestvaco Corporation from 1986 to 2012 and held positions including Vice President, Corporate Strategy; Vice President and General Manager, Beverage Packaging; Vice President and CFO, Papers Group, Vice President Asia Pacific and Latin America, Beverage Packaging, CFO Beverage Packaging and other executive-level positions .
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About Graphic Packaging: Graphic Packaging is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.
Chief Financial Officer, Board Observer of Cupixel
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About Cupixel: Cupixel develops an augmented reality application that can accurately sketch image outlines.
CFO & Co-founder of SquadLocker
Frank is a Certified Public Accountant who has over 20 years’ experience as a finance executive in textiles and apparel. He received his MBA from Babson College where he focused on Entrepreneurship. Frank received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island where he played hockey. When he isn’t in the office, most times you will find him coaching hockey or baseball with his son, James. Frank’s other hobbies include SQL, Excel and golf.
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About SquadLocker: SquadLocker customizes team gear and apparel, on time and to the highest quality standard.
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.
CFO of D1 Brands
CJ Bilangino is the CFO at D1 Brands.
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About D1 Brands: D1 Brands buys, builds, and grows brands on Amazon.
CFO of Helen of Troy
CFO at Helen of Troy .
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About Helen of Troy: Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ: HELE) has established a leadership position in the consumer products
Chief Financial Officer of Willowood USA
Ms. Howard served in the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C., Germany, and Saudi Arabia. She then went on to attend Oregon State University and earned her Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Business Administration-Accounting and a minor in Pre-Law. She spent the first part of her career as an Auditor with Deloitte & Touche, where she earned her CPA license and then moved into private industry working primarily in the manufacturing and retail industries for both publicly-traded and privately-held companies. For fun, Ms. Howard loves to spend her free time fishing, camping and motorcycle riding.
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About Willowood USA: A Roseburg, Ore.-based manufacturer of generic crop protection products
Chief Financial Officer of Juul Labs
Elaine Paik is the Chief Financial Officer at JUUL Labs.
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About Juul Labs: Juul Labs helps to transition adult smokers away from combustible cigarettes.
CFO of OZNaturals
Michael Small is the Chief Analytics Officer at Digital BrandWorks. His primary responsibilities focus on applying comprehensive analytics to protect partner’s brand value on e-commerce market channels. Michael’s ability to gather and translate data is a pivotal part in helping clients with forecasting strategies and improving profitability. Prior to joining Digital BrandWorks, Michael was a Partner at Pinnacle Products/My Pet Warehouse, a start-up e-commerce and e-fundraising site that sells pet supplies online. His responsibilities there included formulating business plans, budgeting and managing operations. Before taking his position at Pinnacle, Michael served as Vice President of Operations at Reader’s Digest. During his eight year tenure working for the world’s largest display marketer of books, Michael was responsible for supply chain management, inventory control, system development and all operational aspects of his department. Michael has served as Vice President of Sales for 3PF, a third party fulfillment provider for retail, trade and Internet orders. He was responsible for market strategy, customer acquisition, setting and achieving sales objectives, customer profitability and account management while working there. Michael Small’s professional career began at Baker & Taylor, the leading distributor of books, videos, and music products to libraries, institutions and retailers. He quickly advanced up the ranks to eventually become Vice President of Fulfillment. Before leaving, he was responsible for developing and implementing the fulfillment business model, staffing and training the sales management team and designing a successful sales strategy for customers. Michael received a Masters of Business Administration in Managerial Accounting from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Northern Illinois University.
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About OZNaturals: OZNaturals is a natural skin care brand that uses advanced formulations in its products.
COO & CFO of Bomboard
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About Bomboard: The BomBoard allows new enthusiasts to enjoy the thrills of riding the waterways of their choice when they want to.
Chief Financial Officer of Skygear Solutions
Marina leads the charge on both the marketing and financial fronts. She has been instrumental in keeping Skygear on the right track with investments and with our organizational structure. With an International Business MBA, work experience in four different countries, and fluency in several languages, Marina brings a truly global flavor to the company.
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About Skygear Solutions: Skygear Solutions is dedicated to providing excellent retail and online sales of radio controlled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
Paul G. Driscoll
VP & CFO of Acme United Corporation
Paul G. Driscoll has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer since October 2, 2002. Mr. Driscoll joined Acme United as Director International Finance on March 19, 2001. From 1997 to 2001 he was employed by Ernest and Julio Gallo Winery including Director of Finance and Operations in Japan. Prior to Gallo he served in several increasingly responsible finance positions in Sterling Winthrop Inc. in New York City and Sanofi S.A. in France.
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About Acme United Corporation: Acme United Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier of Innovative Branded cutting, measuring & safety products.
Chief Financial Officer of One Love Organics
Charles LeRoux is the chief financial officer at One Love Organics, Inc.
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About One Love Organics: Natural organic skincare products
CFO of Advanced Battery Concepts
CFO at Advanced Battery Concepts
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About Advanced Battery Concepts, Advanced Battery Concepts: Advanced Battery Concepts is a battery technology development company specializing in green products.
CFO of KKAT LLC
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About KKAT LLC: Creating Innovative Pet Products especially focusing on cats and cat ownership