Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer, JAB
Olivier Goudet has served as a member of the Board of Directors since September 2016 and as Chairman since May 2017. Mr. Goudet is currently Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of JAB Holding Company (“JAB”), a position he has held since 2012. He is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mars, Incorporated (“Mars”) and has served as an independent advisor to the Mars Board of Directors. Mr. Goudet began his career at Mars, serving on the finance team of its French business, and held several senior executive positions at the VALEO Group, including Group Finance Director. Mr. Goudet holds a degree in Engineering from l’Ecole Centrale de Paris and graduated from the ESSEC Business School in Paris with a major in Finance.
Senior Partner, JAB
David Bell has served as a member of the Board of Directors since September 2016. Mr. Bell is currently a Senior Partner at JAB, where he joined as a Partner in 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Bell held various positions in corporate development and corporate strategy at Mars from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Bell also held various positions at Goldman Sachs, including serving as Vice President, from 2000 to 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Bell served as an associate at Perseus, L.L.C. from 1996 to 1998 and Senior Auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC from 1993 to 1996. Mr. Bell holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Patricia Capel has served as a member of the Board of Directors since April 2021. Ms. Capel is currently a Partner at JAB. Prior to joining JAB in March 2021, Ms. Capel held various positions at Anheuser Busch Inbev, including serving as Business President for Andina from January 2019 to March 2021, Integration Vice President from August 2016 to December 2018 and Vice President of Global People from 2011 to July 2016. Prior to her over 25 year tenure at Anheuser Busch Inbev and Ambev, Ms. Capel held positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC and Cargill Argicola SA. Ms. Capel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Universidade de Sao Paulo, and an MBA from Business School Sao Paulo.
Chief Executive Officer, Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.
David Deno has served as a member of the Board of Directors since September 2016. Mr. Deno currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (“Bloomin’ Brands”). Prior to March 2019, Mr. Deno served as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Bloomin’ Brands from 2012 to 2019. Mr. Deno’s career has included more than 15 years in senior level operations and financial positions at PepsiCo, Inc. and YUM! Brands, Inc. (formerly subsidiary of PepsiCo). Mr. Deno holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Macalester College.
Chief Financial Officer, Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc.
Ozan Dokmecioglu has served as a member of the Board of Directors since September 2020. Mr. Dokmecioglu currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. and, prior to its merger, served as the Chief Financial Officer of Keurig Green Mountain (“KGM”) beginning in May 2016. Mr. Dokmecioglu joined KGM from Kellogg Inc., where he served from 2012 to 2016 in the positions of Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer North America and as Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer Europe. Before joining Kellogg in 2012, Mr. Dokmecioglu built his career in finance leadership roles in the US, Europe, and Middle East with Kraft Foods Inc., Cargill Inc. and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Dokmecioglu holds a BS in Business Administration from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and a certificate in Project Investment and Appraisal Management from Harvard University.
President & Chief Executive Officer, Benestar Brands
Carl Lee, Jr. has served as a member of the Board of Directors since September 2014. Mr. Lee currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Benestar Brands, a holding company formed to build a mid-size snack food company with a portfolio of differentiated brands. Prior to joining Benestar Brands in 2017, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. from 2013 to 2017. Before joining Snyder’s-Lance in 2013, Mr. Lee served as the Chief Executive Officer of Snyder’s of Hanover for five years. Mr. Lee built his career in various sales and marketing positions with Frito-Lay, Inc. Mr. Lee holds a B.S. in Business Management from University of South Alabama Mitchell College of Business.
Former Chief Executive Officer, Mars Inc.
Paul Michaels has served as a member of the Board of Directors since May 2017 and serves as Lead Independent Director and Vice Chairman. Mr. Michaels served as the Chief Executive Officer of Mars from 2004 to January 2015. Before joining Mars, Mr. Michaels spent 15 years at Johnson & Johnson in multiple consumer divisions. Mr. Michaels holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame.
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Panera Bread
Debbie Roberts has served as a member of the Board of Directors since April 2021. Ms. Roberts currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Panera, a position she has held since September 2020. Before joining Panera, Ms. Roberts held various roles at McDonald’s Corporation since 1990. Most recently at McDonald’s Ms. Roberts served as the President Northeast Zone from December 2014 to December 2016, and the President East Zone from January 2016 to April 2018. Ms. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Lubomira Rochet has served as a member of the Board of Directors since June 2021. Ms. Rochet is currently a partner at JAB. Prior to joining JAB in June 2021, Ms. Rochet served as Chief Digital Officer of L’Oréal S.A. since March 2014. Prior to joining L’Oréal, Ms. Rochet held various positions at Valtech Corporation, Microsoft Corporation and Sogeti, a branch of CapGemini Group. Ms. Rochet graduated from École Normale Supérieure, holds a Master’s Degree in economics from College of Europe and a Master’s degree in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris.
President & Chief Executive Officer, Krispy Kreme
Michael Tattersfield has served as a member of the Board of Directors since September 2016. He currently serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since January 2017. Prior to joining Krispy Kreme, Mr. Tattersfield served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Caribou Coffee Company from August 2008 to July 2017. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Einstein Bros. Bagels Franchise Corporation from February 2016 to July 2017, and Chief Executive Officer of Einstein and Noah Corporation, as well as Chief Executive Officer of Manhattan Bagel Company from January 2015 to July 2017. Mr. Tattersfield holds an MBA from Harvard and a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University.
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Bristol Myers Squibb
Michelle Weese has served as a member of the Board of Directors since December 2020. Ms. Weese currently serves as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Bristol Myers Squibb, a position she has held since June 2021. Prior to joining Bristol Myers Squibb, from Jan 2019 to March 2021, Ms. Weese served as the General Secretary North America and member of the North American executive team at France-based Danone, a $30B food and beverage company and largest certified B-Corp in the world. Prior to Danone, Ms. Weese was the Chief Executive Officer of Stratigence, LLC, a management consulting agency, from 2009 to 2019. Prior to creating Stratigence, Ms. Weese was the Global Head of Corporate Communications for Mars across all Brands and businesses. In her more than a decade at Mars, she also served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs North America and held a seat on the North American management team across all Brands and Divisions. Ms. Weese holds a B.A. in Journalism from Georgia State University.
Managing Director, BDT & Company
Henry Yeagley has served as a member of the Board of Directors since September 2016. Mr. Yeagley has been at BDT & Company since July 2011. He currently serves as a Managing Director and leads the firm’s Middle Market Group. Mr. Yeagley holds a BS in Finance from Penn State University, and a holds a MSc from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.