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Kara L. Van Kleek
I'm a passionate brand steward, determined to find the best way to reach customers and consumers.
I understand the big picture, am able to determine the critical unanswered questions and develop a plan to resolve. I have a track record of identifying market opportunities to increase revenue, gain market share and drive transformational growth grounded in consumer insights. I am skilled in developing profitable businesses with a pipeline of sustained, insight based innovation to deliver growth against strategic objectives. I am an excellent leader adept at delivering compelling communication.
Brands / Categories in which I have experience:
Schwan's, Edwards and Mrs. Smith's Desserts, Freschetta, Red Baron &Tony's Pizza,
Pagoda Meals, Bon Apetit Meals
ACT II & Orville Redenbacher popcorn, Slim JimMeat Snacks, Crunch n' Munch RTE Snacks
Michelina's & Budget Gourmet Meals
Green Giant Frozen Vegetables, Pasta Accents
Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream
General Mills Cereals, Hamburger Helper, Fruit Snacks, Nature Valley Snacks, Betty Crocker Baking
CHS Soy Flour, Textured Soy Protein, Soy Protein Isolates & Edible Oils (Soy & Canola)