Personable and enthusiastic business leader with 20 years of experience in food manufacturing;


Well rounded experience includes 10 years in brand management and 10 years in R&D/QA & Food Safety management;


Entrepreneur who is equally comfortable in start-up and Fortune 500 environment, she manages with an end goal in mind and thinks out of the box when solving complex issues;


Areas of expertise include:

  • Food Safety and Supply chain management
  • P&L, financial analysis, forecasting
  • Cross-functional team leadership and consensus building
  • Start Up management
  • Contract manufacturing management
  • FSMA Compliance/GFSI certifications/Organic/Non-GMO


Direct experience in sauces/confectionary/shelf-stable bakery. Industrial cleaning industry/packaging experience with leading B2B packaging and chemical manufacturer.

Insightful marketer who can understand and leverage customer perspective to create a resonating and relevant value proposition.

Customer management experience includes sales strategy development, customer management and negotiation strategies


Key Contributions:

  1. Experienced and passionate innovation manager: successfully developed and introduced over 20 products.
  2. Managed multi-million dollar global confectionary brands; achieved 15% year on year brand growth
  3. Formed an internal food safety consulting group, retained over $1M in customer business; successfully grew consulting business 10% year on year.
  4. Closed over $5M in food safety customer business.


San Francisco Bay Area candidate – open to full time or contract positions locally or via remote working arrangement.

Desired position title: Director – either QA or B2B Marketing, ideally in Food Safety or QA.

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 20 years of executive search experience in the food and beverage industry at Kinsa Group. Building a network of executives and professionals through membership in the Women’s Foodservice Forum, Institute of Food Technologists, FaB Wisconsin, Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network, 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 and food service companies growing their teams at the C-Suite, VP, Director, and Management level. Connect with Laurie today!
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