Steve has over 30 years of food industry experience. Steve began his career with Kraft Foods where he had multiple field and headquarter roles in several locations across the country. He managed the breadth and depth of the Kraft portfolio across multiple DSD, warehouse and broker networks.
When Kraft and Mondelez International split into two independent organizations, Steve moved to Mondelez International where he was Vice President of National Accounts. He managed nearly $1B in sales. As part of the Sales Leadership Team, Steve was the US lead on global initiatives and an executive sponsor for the Mondelez Diversity Sales Counsel. Additionally, Steve resided in China in 2013. The objective was to expand core businesses in developing markets.
Steve gained additional industry experience as he moved to Meijer, a large regional retailer. As Director of Merchandising DSD/Adult Beverage, Steve managed a $2.3B portfolio which was the largest division within Meijer. Steve was a member of a Governor (Michigan) appointed, Michigan Adult Beverage Industry Board.
Finally, Steve was Vice President of Sales, Grocery/Mass for Campbell’s Soup Co. He managed over $1B in sales for the Snacks Division. He managed powerhouse brands that included: Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish cookies & crackers and Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels. Steve led the business P & L under his scope, customer development, category management, broker relationships and retail execution.
Steve has BA in Management with a minor in Marketing from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. He has a Master’s in Supply Chain Management from the Eli Broad College of Business from Michigan State University.