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Michael Faherty


General Manager and marketing lead for Unilever Foods North America. Key brands include Hellmann’s, Ragu, Knorr, Bertolli, Country Crock, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Imperial, Lipton Soups, Wish-Bone, and Promise. Member of Unilever U.S. and N.A. leadership teams and the Unilever Global Foods Leadership team.


Joined Unilever as Senior Director for Hellmann’s (2004-2005). Appointed Vice President Brand Development for Spreads and Dressings, NA (2005-2008). Appointed Vice President Brand Building for Foods, US (2009-2011). Currently, Vice President Foods NA.


Financial Consulant Merrill Lynch. Account Supervisor Ogilvy & Mather Advertising. Customer Marketing Manager Pepsi U.S.A. Senior Director Kraft Foods, U.S. At Kraft, worked on Beverage brands (Capri Sun, Kool-Aid), and Cookie brands (Oreo, Teddy Grahams, Nutter Butter, Nilla Wafers) during 8 year stint.


BA degree from The University of Virginia. MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


My wife Jennifer and I have 3 children: Isabel, Matthew, and Sophia (14, 12, 10). We currently reside in Ridgewood, NJ.


FMI Foundation board. Culinary Institute of America Sustainable Business Leadership Council.

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