Our Executive Team
Meet the forward-thinkers and bold leaders who accelerate us into the future.
Leading with Passion and Purpose
Our executive team sets the tone for the way we do business, serving through relentless innovation and people-centered leadership.
Group President, Pet, International and North America Foodservice
Jon Nudi leads the three largest growth areas for the company, the Pet, International, and North America Foodservice segments. The Pet segment is comprised of Blue Buffalo, the leading Natural Pet Food brand in the United States. The International segment serves consumers and customers in Asia, Australia, Europe, and Latin America and is home to iconic brands including Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Old El Paso and most recently, Blue Buffalo. The North America Foodservice segment serves foodservice operators across the United States.
Prior to assuming his current role, Nudi served as Group President, North America Retail (NAR). Under Nudi’s leadership, NAR built a strong track-record of competitive performance, having grown, or held share in the majority of its priority businesses for the past five years. In 2023, the segment’s net sales increased 9 percent to $12.66 billion driven by a clear strategy, exceptional brand building and execution. He has also led large-scale initiatives focused on improving NAR’s growth profile including the creation of a new segment operating model and the divestiture of the Helper and Suddenly Salad businesses.
Prior to leading NAR, Nudi served as President, Europe & Australasia. His accomplishments included leading the integration of the European Yoplait business creating the number three yogurt brand in the world in addition to driving a step change in the region’s sales and profit performance. Over the course of his 30-year tenure, he has held roles of increasing responsibility including leading the U.S. Snacks division, U.S. Green Giant business, and the Progresso and Betty Crocker brands.
Currently, Nudi serves as a board of director member for Masco, a global leader in home improvement and building products with renowned brands including Delta Faucet and Behr Paint. He is also on the board of governors for First Tee which focuses on empowering kids through the game of golf and is an executive sponsor of General Mills’ Black Champions network which focuses on the growth, development, and success of Black employees.
Nudi earned his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
- Penn State University, bachelor's degree, 1993
- Kellogg School of Management, MBA, 2005
- Board of Directors, Masco
- Board of Governors, First Tee