Susan has over 30 years in Retail and Food Service Marketing and Business Management with positions including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Innovation Officer. Susan has a passion for health & wellness and has focused her career on building and growing natural and organic brands.
Susan is currently the head of Marketing and Innovation for Lundberg Family Farms, where she is leading efforts to build an innovative and integrated brand marketing strategy for the Lundberg portfolio. Prior to this role she was the CEO of Go Raw, an organic snack food brand, where she successfully repositioned the company from a focus on Seeds to Plant Powered Nutrition. Susan was also the CEO of Project Juice, where she significantly grew sales and profitability. Additionally, Susan has held positions including SVP Chief Innovation and Marketing Officer at Jamba Juice, SVP Innovation and Marketing at Beautifull, Inc., a Venture Capital start-up, Group VP of Innovation for Safeway’s Consumer Brands Division, VP of New Ventures and Marketing at Del Monte Foods and numerous positions within the Quaker Oats Company.
Susan holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she was an Austin Scholar, and she has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College. Susan has been a Board member for The Organic Center, BrightFarms, Traditional Medicinals and the YMCA of the Central Bay Area.