BLUE ZONES FOOD AND NUTRITION STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT
- Former Senior Principal of Global Growth and Business Development at Whole Foods Market/Amazon
- Frequent speaker at food and beverage industry events
- Operating parter adviser for Graham Partners and Advocate for Atlanta-based OnBoard
Food industry expert and senior advisor to a variety of Fortune 500 companies.
Mike joined the Blue Zones Food and Nutrition Team in July 2020 bringing over four decades of experience as in food marketing and manufacturer as well as a merchant. Prior to his role with Blue Zones, Mike spent nearly ten years as an advisor and then Senior Principal of Global Growth and Business Development at Whole Foods Market/Amazon, where he provided leadership on investments and acquisitions, launched new ventures, and developed and managed strategic partnerships in culinary, prepared foods and grocery operations.
In addition to his experience at Whole Foods Market, Mike has served on boards and held C-level positions in a food companies for more than 40 years, including Nestle/Carnation Company, Fresh Food Concepts, Passport Food Group, Monterey Gourmet Foods, Guiltless Gourmet, David Michael Flavors, Wise Foods, Lawry’s Foods, Inc. and The B. Manischewitz Company.