Chris started his career in the food business over 40 years ago when he was in high school and college and worked for a large commercial wholesale bakery. After graduating from Princeton University in 1983 with a degree in Economics, Chris worked in the investment securities business before joining Frito-Lay in 1989. At Frito-Lay, he held roles in finance, sales, new ventures and brand marketing. Chris was a Vice President of marketing when he left Frito-Lay in 2001 to join the MOM Brands Company. Chris became President and CEO of MOM Brands in 2008, and he added the Chairman responsibilities in 2011. After MOM Brands was sold in 2015 to Post Holdings, Chris became the President and CEO of the newly created Post Consumer Brands business. In July of 2018, Chris was named Executive Vice President of Strategy for Post Holdings, Inc. which is a $6 Billion holding company with six operating divisions including the Post Consumer Brands business.
Chris is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. He serves on the Board of Directors for Welch Foods, and is Chair of their Compensation Committee, and also serves on their Audit Committee. Chris has had extensive non-profit leadership roles including: the Board of Overseers, Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota; the Board of Directors, Second Harvest Heartland; the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board for Enactus, and Chairman of the Board, Special Olympics Minnesota.