Primary leader in driving the team that took Wells’ Blue Bunny to a national brand, also executed two turnarounds – one for the dairy division and one as team lead at Walmart.
–Took Blue Bunny from a regional brand with approximately 35% ACV in the US to the nation’s third largest brand on the heels of Unilever and Nestle and over 70% ACV in 5 years. To accomplish, had to elevate sales staff performance, by setting high expectations, creating a culture of continuous improvement, implementing the company’s most effective training program, and ultimately applying a laser focus on driving category growth for every customer.

Most recently at Horizon Food Group as SVP Sales and Marketing.

Greatest value is in driving growth, building top teams and developing high level customer partnerships with the largest retailers in the US.
–A noted leader of people and respected teammate that has shown the ability to drive significant growth in the nation’s largest retailers, mass merchants and club stores in the US.  Personally builds strong top to top relationships with customer’s executives by creating valuable, strategic, joint-business planning sessions to solve category problems.

Strongest point of differentiation as a Sales Leader is that I truly take a General Management / P&L ownership mindset into every role which drives efficient, profitable growth.

Credentials: BS in Business Administration
Salary expectations: $200,000+

Desired role would be VP/SVP/GM of Sales or Sales and Marketing.  Open to relocating to most US cities, currently residing in Southern California.

Meet Your Recruiter

Laurie Hyllberg

Vice President at Kinsa Group and Executive Recruiter. Laurie champions Kinsa’s position as the top food and beverage recruiting firm in the nation and presence in the global FMCG marketplace. To her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Business Management and Marketing she adds 17 years of executive search experience in the food and beverage industry at Kinsa. Building a network of executives and professionals through membership in the Women’s Foodservice Forum, Institute of Food Technologists, and maintaining professional expertise in recruiting as an Executive Board Member for the Recruiters Of Wisconsin association, Laurie is able to connect top talent in the food industry with food and beverage processors growing their teams at the C-Suite, VP, Director, and Management level. Connect with Laurie today!
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