September 2nd, 2014
Jesse Kreider has joined Ross Organic as Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. In this role, he will oversee existing strategy and new business development and be responsible for strategic business planning, marketplace evaluations and new growth opportunities. As Jesse helps set the future direction of Ross Organic's business, he will work closely with the sales team and manage our supplier relationships.
Jesse spent 14 successful years with Solvay (formerly Rhodia), most recently as Global Key Account Manager based in Paris, France. In that role, he managed and grew the global business of one of Solvay's largest multi-national customers, strengthening relationships at all levels along the way.
"Jesse has a deep familiarity with the global personal care market and will help implement the necessary strategic shifts that will drive our growth and make us the partner of choice for years to come" said Stephanie Leshney, President, Ross Organic.
Prior to his Global Key Account role at Solvay, he was the Commercial Director for Solvay's Home and Personal Care business in North America and the Integration Manager of the Rhodia acquisition of the McIntyre Group.
Jesse earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He is an avid sports fan and outdoor enthusiast and is wondering how he'll take to surfing...