Plano, Texas-based Stryve Foods Inc. has announced new leadership succession plans with the appointment of Christopher Boever as the company’s CEO, starting May 23. In connection, Joe Oblas will transition to the new position of chief growth officer.
These changes are a part of a long-term succession plan that the company says allows for an orderly transition, as well as the continued growth and development of Stryve and its leadership bench. In addition, on May 11, the board of directors of the company appointed Boever to the board as a Class III director, effective May 23.
“As part of our succession plan of this important C-level position, the board and I have identified Chris as the right person to lead Stryve through its next phase of growth,” said Joe Oblas, CEO and co-founder. “We are excited to welcome Chris to Stryve later in May. He joins Stryve with a proven track record of strategic leadership, including more than 30 years of executive experience in key consumer packaged foods leadership roles at Hain Celestial, Pinnacle Foods, ConAgra Brands and Hormel.”
Boever was responsible for Hain Celestial North America, where he led sales, marketing and innovation transformations. He spent more than 30 years as an executive in the consumer packaged foods industry, most recently as EVP, chief customer officer and president of food service at Pinnacle Foods Corp. Prior to Pinnacle, he was SVP of consumer products at ConAgra Foods, and prior to that was VP of sales and business development at Hormel Foods Corp.
Boever has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater along with continuing education programs at University of Southern California, Stanford University and the University of Minnesota. He also sits on the board of directors for Snack it Forward and the Food Marketing Institute.
“I am honored to join Stryve Foods and excited about the category, the brand, the team and the potential. The mission and positioning that Stryve brings to deliver customers a high protein meat snack, with on-the-go convenience, presents tremendous opportunity for all stakeholders, including customers. I look forward to working with the entire team at Stryve. Also, I am proud of the accomplishments of my past and I am confident in the Stryve team’s ability to deliver long-term profitable growth,” Boever said.
For more information, visit stryve.com.