30+ years of experience in general management, sales and marketing with Kraft Foods/Nabisco, E&J Gallo, Earthbound Farms (White Wave Foods) and Country Fresh Inc. Most recently as CEO and Director of Diamond Foods Inc.
20+ years of financial leadership and executive experience at companies including Olam Americas, Newell Brands and The Hershey Co.
30+ years of executive management in various crops. Managed berries globally for companies such as Reiter Affiliated Company, and Dole Fresh Foods. Also brings experience in Citrus, Dates, nursery production and culinary herbs.
30+ years in CPG, Operations, Logistics and Global Agriculture Leadership. Brings a vast breadth of experience in fresh produce and consumer-packaged goods from his previous years with Wonderful Citrus, Chiquita Brands International and General Mills.
30+ years of experience in general management of citrus nurseries and citrus farming. Founded TreeSource Citrus Nursery in 1998 and grew it to the largest of its kind in the U.S. through employee empowerment with an emphasis on sustainability.
15+ years of marketing and brand management leadership at companies including Novatis, Ghirardelli Chocolate, ACH Foods, and Foster Farms.