Andrew P. Callahan
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Callahan has served on our board of directors since April 2018 and as our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2018. Mr. Callahan served as the President of North American Foodservice & International at Tyson Foods, Inc. from February 2017 until September 2017. Prior to his last role, Mr. Callahan managed Tyson’s consumer brands, as President of Retail Packaged Brands, including iconic brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Aidells® and Ball Park®, from August 2014 to February 2017. He served as an Executive Vice President and President of Retail at The Hillshire Brands Company (formerly known as Sara Lee Corporation), a producer of packaged meat and frozen bakery products, from June 2012 until its acquisition by Tyson in August 2014. Prior to joining The Hillshire Brands Company, Mr. Callahan served in positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, sales and general management for Sara Lee Corporation and Kraft Foods, Inc. Prior to joining Kraft Foods, Inc., Mr. Callahan spent seven years in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Flight Officer. Mr. Callahan previously served on the Board of Directors for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), as well as the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois. Mr. Callahan currently serves on the Rush University Hospital of Chicago Veterans Advisory Council.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Purcell has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since January 2020. He also serves in the same role at Hostess Brands, LLC. From October 2015 through December 2019, Mr. Purcell was Chief Financial Officer of Rawlings Sporting Goods, where he was responsible for all finance, accounting and IT functions. From February 2012 through September 2015, Mr. Purcell was Regional Chief Financial Officer for the Pepsi Beverages Company Division of PepsiCo, where he managed the finance team supporting supply chain and financial planning and analysis, retail sales, foodservice sales and revenue management. From April 2006 through January 2012, Mr. Purcell held Director and Senior Director roles in the finance organization in the Pepsi Beverages Company Division of PepsiCo.
Executive Vice President, Strategy and M&A
Mr. Peterson has served as our Executive Vice President, Strategy and M&A since January 2020. He served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from November 2016 through December 2019 and in the same capacity at Hostess Brands, LLC from March 2016 through December 2019. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller at Hostess Brands, LLC from April 2013 through February 2016. From March 2011 to April 2013, he served as a Managing Director for FTI Consulting, and he served as a Director of FTI Consulting from January 2009 to March 2011.
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Mr. Cramer has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer since November 2016 and has served in the same capacity at Hostess Brands, LLC since April 2013. Mr. Cramer has served as Vice President at CDM Hostess Class C, LLC, Vice President at Hostess CDM Co-Invest, LLC and as Vice President at Fairmont Aviation LLC since April 2013 and as a director of Gores Metropoulos, Inc. since January 2019. From June 2010 through November 2014, he served as Senior Vice President and Director of Pabst Brewing Company. From July 2010 through August 2017, he served as Founding Director of the Texas Program in Sports and Media at University of Texas Austin and also was appointed as a Senior Lecturer. He continues to serve as a Senior Fellow.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Jacobs has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since December 2017 and as our Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer from June 2017 to December 2017. Prior to these roles, he served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer from November 2016 through May 2017 and served in the same capacity at Hostess Brands, LLC from September 2014 through May 2017. From February 2014 through August 2014, he was employed at Hostess Brands, LLC as the Senior Vice President, Strategic Channels. From September 2012 until February 2014, he served as President of Wolfgang Candy Company. From September 2003 through May 2012, he served as Vice President and General Manager (US Customers) for The Hershey Company.
Senior Vice President, Bakery Operations and Supply Chain
Mr. Kalal has served as our Senior Vice President of Bakery Operations and Supply Chain since December 2018. From June 2013 through November 2018, he served as Vice President & General Manager, Manufacturing Divisions for G3 Enterprises. From April 2012 through May 2013, he served as Vice President, Protein Operations for Dairy Farmers of America. From July 2003 through December 2011, he served in multiple roles for CSM Bakery Supplies North America including Senior Vice President, Supply Chain from 2008 through 2011.
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. Lusk has served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer since April 2019. From March 2017 to December 2018, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer for Chamberlain Group, Inc. He worked for the Ferrara Candy Company from March 2014 through January 2017 as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Chief Strategy Officer. From November 2011 through March 2014, Mr. Lusk worked for Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores as Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Wholesale Operations.
Senior Vice President, Quality, Food Safety and R&D
Mr. Riley has served as our Senior Vice President of Quality, Food Safety and R&D since December 2016. From March 2016 through November 2016, Mr. Riley served as President of Total Food Safety Management, overseeing Quality and Food Safety. From September 2013 to August 2015, he served as Vice President, R&D, Quality & Innovation at Kraft Foods Company. From July 2004 through August 2013, he served as Vice President, Research, Quality & Technology at the Kellogg Company.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Ms. Sebree has served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since November 2016 and has served in the same capacity at Hostess Brands, LLC since April 2013. From March 2012 through April 2013, she served as Senior Vice President, Acting General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Interstate Brands Corporation and related entities. Prior to this role, she served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Interstate Brands Corporation and related entities from August 2011 to March 2012.
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Mr. Weber has served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since September 2019. He also serves in the same role at Hostess Brands, LLC. From October 2015 through August 2019, Mr. Weber held positions at Sears Holding Company, first as Vice President of Human Resources (October 2015 through September 2018) and then as Chief Human Resources Officer October 2018 through August 2019). Prior to his roles with Sears Holding Company, Mr. Weber worked for Groupon, Inc. as Senior Human Resources Director for North America from July 2013 through September 2014 and as Head of Global Talent Development from October 2014 through September 2015.