KIND Healthy Snacks has a new ceo.
Founder Daniel Lubetzky, who’s served as ceo for 15 years, will move into the company’s executive chairman role. He’s succeeded by Mike Barkley, who joined KIND last fall as president and coo.
Barkley previously served with Pinnacle Foods, Campbell Soup and PepsiCo. In his first year at KIND, Mike was focused on growing KIND's portfolio, purpose and potential, and has had an immediate and positive impact on KIND's performance.
KIND also announced the appointment of three industry leaders with decades of experience building brands and developing companies, to its leadership team. Dan Poland, executive v.p. and chief supply chain officer at Pinnacle Foods, will become KIND’s chief operating officer. Prior to his work at Pinnacle, Poland served as chief supply chain officer at Danone WhiteWave North America.
Doug Behrens has been named KIND’s chief customer officer. Behrens has extensive sales leadership and general management expertise, serving most recently as president of Amplify Snack Brands. Prior to that, he served as president of sales and chief customer officer at Danone WhiteWave.
Rebecca Bagin has been named chief human resources officer. Bagin has deep experience building scalable HR practices both within food and founder-led spaces. She served most recently as chief human resources officer at Tory Burch. Before her work at Tory Burch, she served as v.p. of human resources for Campbell North America.
"We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish in the last 15 years as we invest to continue to advance our mission," Lubetzky said. "We are extremely excited about the growth potential these leadership appointments will help unlock for KIND."
"These appointments come at an incredibly exciting time for KIND as we seek to bolster our leadership in our current categories, while also entering new categories and rapidly expanding our global footprint,” Barkley added. “We believe these additions to our leadership team will help us achieve our vision of becoming a foremost global health and wellness leader.”