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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)

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