The Denver, Colorado-based Simply Good Foods Co., a developer, marketer and seller of branded nutritional foods and snacking products, has nominated Joseph Schena as an independent director for election at the company’s Jan. 21, 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
As previously planned pursuant to the board’s mandatory retirement policy, Arvin Kash will not stand for reelection at the 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and his term will expire at the January meeting.
Schena is a consumer products industry executive with 40 years of experience in the areas of financial operations and accounting, strategy and business planning, investor relations and mergers and acquisitions.
“Joe’s retail and consumer packaged goods background and experience, as well as his financial acumen, would make him a great addition to the company’s board of directors,” said Joseph E. Scalzo, president and CEO of Simply Good Foods.
Schena had served as the chief of staff at Cohen Enterprises focused on C&S Wholesale Grocers and warehouse technologies from November 2015 until April 2019. He also served as a director of warehouse technologies until January 2020.
Previously, he served as CFO and EVP at C&S Wholesale Grocers. Prior to joining Cohen Enterprises, Schena served as the CEO and president at Bacardi International Limited and as the CFO of Bacardi Limited.
Schena was an operating partner at Centerview Capital Consumer from 2007 to 2012 focused on financial operations of portfolio companies. Prior to that, he held various senior financial and strategy positions at The Gillette Company, Nabisco Foods and Kraft General Foods.
Additionally, Schena was previously a director of Conyers Park II Acquisition Corp. and Welsh Foods. He received an M.B.A. in finance and a bachelor’s. in accounting from Iona College.
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