Our Leadership Team
Robert GamgortCHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Jim BaldwinCHIEF LEGAL OFFICER & GENERAL COUNSEL
Fernando CortesCHIEF SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER
Mary Beth DeNooyerCHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Ozan DokmeciogluCHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL
Derek HopkinsPRESIDENT, COLD BEVERAGES
Mauricio LeyvaPRESIDENT, COFFEE
Maria SceppaguercioCHIEF CORPORATE AFFAIRS OFFICER
David ThomasCHIEF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Justin WhitmoreChief Strategy Officer
Justin Whitmore serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Keurig Dr Pepper. Prior to joining the Company in 2021, Justin held enterprise strategy, venture, general management and operations leadership roles at Tyson Foods, most recently as Executive Vice President, Alternative Protein, and previously as Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Chief Venture and Sustainability Officer. He has also worked extensively with leading consumer packaged goods companies as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Justin earned his bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and his MBA from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. He has been named to CNN’s “Risk Takers” list featuring the top 20 leaders pushing global business forward, an EatingWell Magazine “American Food Hero,” one of Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America and included in Black Enterprise Magazine’s 300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America. Justin currently serves on the Corporate Advisory Board at Notre Dame’s business school and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council.
Board of Directors
Robert GamgortCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Larry D. YoungFORMER PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & DIRECTOR, DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP
Larry D. Young is the former President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Dr Pepper Snapple Group. He joined the company in 2006 as President and Chief Operating Officer of its Bottling Group division following the acquisition of Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group, where he had served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Young’s prior experience includes more than 25 years in the Pepsi System, including serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers.
Peter HarfMANAGING PARTNER & CHAIRMAN, JAB
Peter Harf is Managing Partner and Chairman of JAB and Managing Director of Lucresca and Agnaten, both privately-owned holding companies. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Coty, Inc. He is also a Director of Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Panera Bread Company, Pret A Manger, Caribou Coffee Company/Einstein Noah, Krispy Kreme and Compassion First. He is co-founder and Executive Chairman of Delete Blood Cancer DKMS. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Coty, Inc., Deputy Chairman of Reckitt Benckiser and Chairman of Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Juliette HickmanFormer Investment Analyst, Capital Group Companies
Juliette Hickman is a former investment analyst at the Capital Group Companies, with exposure to a broad range of industries on a global basis and specific expertise and focus on the global beverage industry. Ms. Hickman has more than 20 years of investing experience and expertise in corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, financial analysis and risk assessment. She also serves as an independent director for Montanya Distillers.
Genevieve HovdePARTNER, BDT & COMPANY
Genevieve Hovde currently serves as Partner at BDT & Company. She also serves on the Investment Committee of BDT Capital Partners, LLC and as a Board Observer of Jacobs Douwe Egberts. BDT Capital Partners is a substantial indirect stockholder of Keurig Dr Pepper through its interests in the parent company of Maple Parent Holdings Corp. Prior to joining BDT in 2010, Ms. Hovde served as an Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group of J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking Coverage division.
Olivier GoudetMANAGING PARTNER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, JAB
Olivier Goudet is currently Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of JAB. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Panera Bread Company, Pret A Manger and Krispy Kreme. He is also a Director of Caribou Coffee Company / Einstein Noah, Espresso House, Compassion First and Coty, Inc. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board of Anheuser-Busch InBev. He is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mars, Inc. and served as an independent advisor to the Mars, Inc. Board of Directors. Mr. Goudet began his career at Mars, Inc., serving on the finance team of its French business and held several senior executive positions at the VALEO Group, including Group Finance Director.
Pamela PatsleyFORMER EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, MONEYGRAM INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Pamela “Pam” Patsley is the former Executive Chairman of MoneyGram International, Inc. and previously served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2015. Prior to joining MoneyGram, Ms. Patlsey held leadership positions at First Data International, Paymentech, Inc. and First USA, Inc. She is currently a Director of ACI Worldwide, Inc., Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. and Texas Instruments Incorporated. Ms. Patsley was previously a Director of Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Molson Coors Brewing Company.
Lubomira RochetPARTNER, JAB
Lubomira Rochet is currently a Partner at JAB. Prior to that, she served as the Chief Digital Officer and a member of the Executive Committee at L'Oréal, where she successfully led L'Oréal’s marketing and commercial transformation to a digital-first company. Previously, Ms. Rochet served as deputy CEO at Valtech and, prior to Valtech, she served as Head of Innovation and Start-ups in France at Microsoft. Earlier in her career, Rochet served as Vice President of Strategy and Development at Sogeti, a branch of the Capgemini Group.
Paul S. MichaelsFORMER GLOBAL PRESIDENT, MARS, INC. & LEAD INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR, KDP
Paul S. Michaels is the former Global President of Mars, Inc. from 2004 to 2015 and currently serves as Director of Coty, Inc. and Krispy Kreme. Before joining Mars, Inc., Mr. Michaels spent 15 years at Johnson & Johnson building many of the company’s flagship brands, such as Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, REACH Toothbrushes and JOHNSON’S Baby Shampoo. He began his career at The Procter & Gamble Company.
Debra SandlerFounder and CEO, Mavis Foods
Debra Sandler is currently Founder and CEO of Mavis Foods, LLC, an e-commerce food startup. She has over 35 years in the consumer and pharmaceutical industries, most recently holding executive positions at Mars, Inc., including Chief Consumer Officer, President of Mars Chocolate North America and Chief Health and Wellbeing Officer. Prior to Mars, Ms. Sandler held a variety of leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson and PepsiCo. She currently serves as a Director of Archer Daniels Midland Inc., Dollar General Corporation and Gannett Co., Inc. is also a member of the Board of Advisors for Pharmavite, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, and serves as a trustee for Hofstra University.
Robert SingerFORMER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BARILLA HOLDING SPA
Robert “Bob” Singer currently serves as a Director of Coty, Inc., Tiffany & Co. and Panera Bread Company. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Barilla Holding SpA, President and Chief Operating Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and Chief Financial Officer of Gucci Group NV. Mr. Singer previously served as Director of Benetton S.p.A., Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and Jimmy Choo PLC.
Justine TanPartner, JAB
Justine Tan is currently a Partner at JAB, a role she has held since early 2020. Ms. Tan has more than 20 years of experience in investing, banking and operations, having previously been a founding member of Temasek’s U.S. operations, and an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Ms. Tan also serves as a director of various companies including JDE Peet’s N.V. and Coty Inc.
Nelson UrdanetaSenior Vice President, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer, Mondelēz International
Nelson Urdaneta is currently the Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Mondelēz International, Inc. He joined Mondelēz in 2005 and has held various leadership positions within the company, including Vice President Finance, Asia Pacific and Senior Finance Director Integrated Supply Chain. Prior to joining Mondelēz, he was the Director, Financial Planning and Analysis at Ryder System, Inc.