Our Team

Working on Team Annie’s is a dream come true for most of us. Because where else could you have this much fun and make food this delicious? Discover a bit more about some of the people bringing you all the goodness.

Want to join in the fun? Hop over to our Careers page!

Our Team

Working on Team Annie’s is a dream come true for most of us. Because where else could you have this much fun and make food this delicious? Discover a bit more about some of the people bringing you all the goodness.

Want to join in the fun? Hop over to our Careers page!

John

Foraker, CEO, is the guy who is responsible for leading our growth, and making sure that Annie’s stays true to its values. He is one of Annie’s biggest fans and has been involved with this little company since 1998, a long time in rabbit years. John and his wife have four children, so Bernie runs rampant in their household. Follow John on Twitter and make sure to write him -- he will actually write you back!

John
Zahir

Ibrahim, EVP CFO and Treasurer, oversees the Finance and IT teams, while supporting the business to make great decisions and providing the right technology to enable Annie’s healthy growth. Born and raised in the UK, Zahir arrived in the US  in 2000. He enjoys exploring the West Coast with his wife and his prized Golden Retriever, Oscar. Zahir likes sports, in particular soccer and running. His family and friends are BIG Annie’s fans and his favorite products are Cheddar Bunnies and Cinnamon Bunny Grahams.

Zahir
Amanda Steele, SVP Marketing, is our fearless marketing leader, working to bring new products, packaging, and digital marketing programs to life. Whether it’s finding the cool new trend on social media, or checking out the competition, she always has her finger on the pulse of what’s new in the organic & natural food space. She lives in the sunny East Bay with her family, and enjoys whipping up countless desserts for friends and family from her prolific Meyer lemon tree. Her favorite Annie’s products are Cheddar Squares and Organic White Cheddar Mac & Cheese. Amanda
Bob

Kaake, Chief Innovation Officer, is our resident “mad scientist,” helping Annie create new products and flavors. As the leader of the product development team, Bob (as you see from his baby photo) isn’t afraid to get down and dirty in the kitchen, helping the Annie’s team to create more delicious meals. If you have an idea for a new great-tasting treat, Bob would love to hear from you – just email his pal Bernie. Bob’s favorite comfort food is Annie's Deluxe Shells & Cheddar.

Bob
Dan

Mader works with our customers so that you can find your favorite Annie’s items in your local store.  Since 2004 Dan has worked a number of positions to make sure that you can always find Bernie when shopping.  Dan lives with his wife and two boys in the East Bay who provide a great “pantry test” for new items.  On the weekends you will find the Mader family, on a trail, at a beach, on a slope,  in the bay or at one of the boys’ games.  Dan’s  favorite is the Organic Cheddar Snack Mix.

Dan
Shauna

Sadowski, Director of Sustainability, is passionate about food and how it travels from the farm to your plate. From the farmers who grow the food to the energy used to create it, Shauna digs into the details and helps us understand how we can be a more sustainable company. In addition to her role at Annie's, she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Sustainable Food Trade Association. Shauna loves Annie’s Organic Shells and White Cheddar. Follow Shauna on Twitter!

Shauna
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