Rick Continelli

CEO and Board Member

Rick is an accomplished senior executive with a consistent record of delivering exceptional revenue, share and profit growth with best in class consumer products and hospitality companies including M&M Mars and The Walt Disney Company. His functional experience is very broad and ranges from leading large R&D and Innovation teams, Product Development, Operations and Marketing & Sales.

He was most recently an Executive Vice President and Senior Consultant with Meridian-NorthStar Partners (MNSP). Prior to joining MNSP, Rick was a Senior Vice President at Disney’s Parks & Resorts where he was responsible for several aspects of Product Development, Strategy, Operations, Distribution Marketing and Sales for a diverse portfolio of businesses including Disney Institute. Rick was previously the President of North America for Chiquita Brands International where he was responsible for all fresh fruit and vegetable Marketing, Sales, R&D and Operations. Additionally, Rick also worked for Nestle, Schering-Plough and Nabisco leading a number of demand driven functions.

Rick holds a management degree from Boston University (BU), where he also was a two year captain of the football team.

"Rick's experience in senior General Management, Marketing and Sales roles for several leading consumer packaged goods companies and at The Walt Disney Company fits nicely with our objective of becoming a consumer-driven, innovative and high-performance organization," said Rich Naha, Chairman of the Board. "His expertise in customer, channel and category management and his outstanding leadership qualities will be assets in helping expand our global business through new products, channels and agency relationship management."