Our Featured Talent

Director of Product Innovation

Aug 29, 2023

  • Strong combination Sales and Product Development Leader bringing more than 25 years of experience in the food service packaging industry. 
  • He’s a unique talent that is hard to classify in any one role given his background and career progression: he combines both aspects of an individual contributor and a leader!
  • Starting out in packaging sales, he quickly developed and grew into larger roles and accountability, including as a Key Account Leader supporting more than $300M in sales! He shifted into a support role, becoming the critical intermediary between the entire Sales, NPD, and manufacturing teams, driving and increasing revenue via development projects. He is a highly relationally-driven leader and knows how to bring different groups together to achieve a common goal.
  • He’s the glue that interfaces with the sales, NPD, and manufacturing teams, but without direct accountability of any of those, which is remarkable! He knows how to get things done, working cross-functionally and between all teams and departments – bringing huge value to an organization! He knows how to drive new business via custom solutions and strong relationships.
  • Why now?  Same story, unfortunately: new executive team brought in their own leaders, and his role was eliminated.     
  • He is actively seeking a new role and is targeting a combined role, likely aligning with small to mid-sized organizations.
  • Titles that align are Director of Product Development, Director of Sales, Key Account Director, or something else that can leverage his knowledge and expertise in sales, product development, and manufacturing. 
  • If you are in need of this kind of blended talent, please reach out!