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!
Mortimer, President & Chief Customer Officer, oversees the sales & marketing teams to make sure your favorite Annie’s foods are on the shelf at your local store. A native Californian, you will find him enjoying all the amenities of the West Coast, from swimming at the beach to snow skiing to cheering on the Oakland A’s with his family. Mark’s favorite Annie’s pasta is Penne Alfredo.
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.
Martinez, EVP Chief Supply Chain & People Officer, leads Annie’s Human Resources, Sustainability and Supply Chain teams. Amanda loves supporting a brand that she has always had on her family’s grocery list! She and her husband live in the East Bay with their daughter and son – both big Annie’s macaroni and cheese lovers! A native of Oregon, on weekends you can find her enjoying the sunny California weather while running along one of her favorite outdoor running trails. Amanda’s favorite Annie’s product is the Goddess Dressing, but her kids love Peace Pasta & Parmesan.
Jones, General Counsel & Secretary, is our lawyer and is responsible for overseeing and managing the legal affairs of our company. A native of the Bay Area, Isobel lived for eight years on the East Coast and in Japan before clicking her ruby heels together and returning home. Isobel now lives in San Francisco with her husband and son. When not working, she loves to play board games and take photographs – and you may find her oddly dressed at various “historical” fairs (Renaissance Fair, Dickens Fair).
Aaron was appointed to the newly created position of SVP, Strategic Planning and Investor Relations in April 2013. In his role, Mr. Aaron is responsible for leading Annie's strategic planning and business development processes, and for managing and developing all aspects of the company's Investor Relations program.
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.
Bird, SVP Marketing & Chief Mom Officer. Remember the slogan behind the Energizer Bunny ad campaign? That’s Sarah Bird. Fueled by pure passion for organic and natural foods, this woman just ‘keeps on going.’ Whether it’s developing a new product, revamping packaging or baking up a batch of cupcakes for her children’s classmates, Sarah is all smiles. And with a small brood of organic chickens at home, Sarah aspires to be an organic farmer in her “next life”! Follow Sarah on Twitter!
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.
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!