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ConAgra Brands, Inc.

ConAgra Brands, Inc.

Sector: Food And Kindred Products Region: NE, United States


: | New York Stock Exchange: CAG


ConAgra Brands, Inc. manufactures and markets processed and packaged foods. It operates as a packaged food company serving grocery retailers, restaurants, and other foodservice establishments, as well as food processors. ConAgra Foods consumer brands include: Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's and PAM. The company was founded in 1861 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

Investor Calendar

Sep 28, 2017 9:30 am | Q1 Earnings Call

Jun 29, 2017 9:30 am | Q4 Earnings Call

Executives

Sean Connolly, President and Chief Executive Officer
Sean M. Connolly is President and Chief Executive Officer of Conagra Brands. Sean joined Conagra Brands, formerly known as ConAgra Foods, in April 2015. Prior to joining ConAgra Foods, Sean was President and CEO of The Hillshire Brands Company from the time of its formation as an independent company in 2012 to its sale to Tyson Foods in August 2014. Prior to his Hillshire Brands leadership, Connolly was CEO for Sara Lee North American Retail and Foodservice, as well as President, Campbell Soup North America. He also managed numerous brands in the food and beverage division at Procter & Gamble. Sean has used his general management, marketing and innovation skills to improve business performance across a diverse range of food and beverage categories and channels of trade, with a focus on innovation and disciplined execution. Sean earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Vanderbilt University, and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin
Colleen Batcheler, Executive VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Colleen Batcheler is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Conagra Brands. In this role, Colleen oversees all legal activity for the company. Colleen joined Conagra Brands, formerly known as ConAgra Foods, in June 2006 as Vice President and Chief Securities Counsel and, in September 2006, added Corporate Secretary responsibilities. She was then promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in 2008.

Prior to Conagra Brands, Colleen was Vice President and Corporate Secretary at Albertson's, Inc., associate counsel with The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and an associate with the law firm of Jones Day®. Her practice has focused on securities regulation, corporate governance issues, executive compensation matters, mergers and acquisitions, and other general corporate matters.

Colleen serves as a member of the board of trustees of Case Western Reserve University, and on the board of trustees of The Omaha Theater Company for Young People. She earned a B.A., magna cum laude, in political science from the State University of New York College at Fredonia, and her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University, where she graduated Order of the Coif and served as executive notes editor of the Law Review.
Dave Biegger, Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer
Dave Biegger joined Conagra as Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer in 2015. Dave has end-to-end supply chain responsibilities for the company, overseeing manufacturing, procurement, environment, health and safety, plant quality, customer logistics and planning, transportation and warehousing, and aviation and real estate/facilities teams. Dave is also a member of the board of directors for Ardent Mills, a Conagra Brands joint venture.

Prior to joining Conagra, Dave was responsible for Campbell Soup Company’s Global Supply Chain. He started his career at Procter & Gamble and spent 24 years in various supply chain roles. Dave earned his Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in chemical engineering, from Iowa State University.
Charisse Brock, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Charisse Brock is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Conagra Brands. In this role, Charisse provides human resources strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization — specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation. Before this role, Charisse served as Vice President of Human Resources for Conagra Brands, formerly known as ConAgra Foods, Consumer Foods segment in 2010. Charisse joined ConAgra Foods in 2004 as Director of Human Resources supporting the Refrigerated Foods Group. During her tenure with ConAgra, Charisse has led the integration of two Consumer Foods businesses and provided HR leadership for significant business transformation and organizational change. Prior to ConAgra Foods, she worked for 15 years at The Quaker Oats Company/PepsiCo in the Consumer Foods Division. This included strategic HR roles in supply chain, recruitment and marketing. She has led teams and counseled senior executives in highly complex, matrixed organizations to achieve business objectives. Charisse holds an M.S. degree in organizational development from Loyola University, Chicago, and a B.A. in business management from DePaul University.
Brian Davidson, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Brian Davison is Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Conagra Brands. Brian is responsible for leading M&A initiatives and strategic planning activities at the company, as well as implementing high-impact projects. Brian joined Conagra Brands, formerly known as ConAgra Foods, in August 2016. Brian joined ConAgra Foods from Flavors Holdings where he held similar responsibilities as a member of the global leadership team. Prior to this, Brian was a member of the executive team at Hillshire Brands where he led strategy and corporate development and was instrumental in helping the company revitalize big brands, launch new brands, reshape the portfolio and improve financial results. Brian also held a number of senior strategic planning roles at Kraft Foods, and was a Principal at what is now the management consulting firm Strategy&. He holds a M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Derek De La Mater, President, ConAgra Foods Sales
Derek De La Mater is Executive Vice President and President of Sales for Conagra Brands. He was named to this role for Conagra Brands, formerly known as ConAgra Foods, in 2014, after serving as president of Customer Development. In this role, he leads the retail sales teams, which include the sales of both branded and private branded food.

Derek and his sales teams are dedicated to understanding the needs and exceeding the expectations of our customers, as well as those of the consumers who purchase our brands. Derek joined Conagra Brands in 1993 and has held a variety of customer-facing, sales operations and business development roles. He graduated from State University of New York with a Bachelor of Science in business administration.
Jon Harris, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Jon Harris is Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Conagra Brands. He is responsible for the strategic development, direction and implementation of corporate communication and reputation management programs across the organization. Jon also oversees the Conagra Brands Foundation, as well as corporate giving efforts. Jon joined Conagra Brands, formerly known as ConAgra Foods, in August 2015.

Jon is the former Chief Communications Officer and Senior Vice President at Hillshire Brands where he oversaw all aspects of integrated communications. He had previously served as Senior Vice President, Global Communications for Sara Lee Corporation, where he was responsible for leading worldwide business and marketing communications for the company's core food and beverage brands and oversaw the spin-off of the company into two pure-play, publicly-held entities. Prior to Sara Lee, Jon held leadership positions at Bally Total Fitness Corporation, PepsiCo, Ketchum Public Relations and Medicus Public Relations. Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Rutgers University and is an adjunct professor for PR & Marketing at the University of Chicago's Graham School.
David Marberger, Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer
David Marberger is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Conagra Brands. As CFO, David oversees the company's finances in entirety. He joined joined Conagra Brands, formerly known as ConAgra Foods, in August 2016. David brings more than 30 years of finance and leadership experience, including significant consumer packaged goods expertise. Prior to joining ConAgra Foods, David served as Chief Financial Officer at Prestige Brands, a provider of over-the-counter health care products with a portfolio of over 80 brands. Prior to joining Prestige Brands, Marberger served as Chief Financial Officer of Godiva Chocolatier for seven years, where he was responsible for the finance, accounting, audit, tax and IT functions in addition to overseeing the company's worldwide strategic planning process. At Godiva, Marberger was instrumental in spearheading efforts to establish the company as a stand-alone business under new ownership and delivering significant improvements in overall performance. Prior to joining Godiva, Marberger served as Chief Financial Officer at Tasty Baking Company (then NASDAQ listed) and spent 10 years at Campbell Soup Company, where he held finance roles with increasing responsibility. He began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Marberger holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts.
Tom McGough, President, Consumer Foods
Tom McGough is President of Conagra Brands’ Consumer Foods business. Consumer Foods makes and sells leading branded food to retail and foodservice channels. Tom began this role in 2013 for Conagra Brands, formerly known as ConAgra Foods. As a 20-year veteran of the branded food business, Tom began his packaged foods career at H.J. Heinz in 1990. He joined ConAgra Foods in 2007 and was named President, Grocery Products, ConAgra Foods in 2011. Grocery Products is Consumer Foods' largest area of business, including many leading shelf-stable and refrigerated brands. He holds an M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and a bachelor's degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Darren Serrao, Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer
Darren Serrao is Chief Growth Officer for Conagra Brands. As head of the Growth Center of Excellence, Darren leads efforts to bring together insights, innovation, research and development, and marketing teams to improve connectivity and boost speed-to-market, ensuring that strong insights lead to relevant and timely products with the right marketing support. He began this role in August 2015 for Conagra Brands, formerly known as ConAgra Foods.

Darren was most recently Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer at Campbell Soup where he led the U.S. consumer business, Campbell's largest line of business. Previously, he was Vice President of Innovation and Business Development for Campbell North America, where he accelerated the business's growth from innovation and acquisition. Darren also held several P&L and marketing positions during his career, including roles with PepsiCo and Unilever. He earned his bachelor's degree from Carleton University.

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