Chobani’s top leaders and a broad external network of successful entrepreneurs, investors, and functional experts lend their time to help Incubator companies tackle their biggest challenges. Our mentors and speakers include:

Chobani Mentors


Hamdi Ulukaya    Founder & CEO

Hamdi Ulukaya
Founder & CEO

Peter McGuinness  Chief Demand Officer

Peter McGuinness
Chief Demand Officer

Mick Beekhuizen  Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Mick Beekhuizen
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Leland Maschmeyer    Chief Creative Officer

Leland Maschmeyer
Chief Creative Officer

Paul Zollinger  Executive Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer

Paul Zollinger
Executive Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer

Alejandro Mazzotta    SVP of Global Quality Assurance

Alejandro Mazzotta
SVP of Global Quality Assurance

Jason Blaisure    VP of Manufacturing and Engineering Operations

Jason Blaisure
VP of Manufacturing and Engineering Operations

Lisa Fisher    SVP of Sales, Foodservice

Lisa Fisher
SVP of Sales, Foodservice

Kai Sacher    SVP of Research & Development

Kai Sacher
SVP of Research & Development

Alexis Regan    VP of Demand Operations

Alexis Regan
VP of Demand Operations

Meredith Madden  VP of Category Development & Insights

Meredith Madden
VP of Category Development & Insights

Bill Kynast  SVP of Sales

Bill Kynast
SVP of Sales

Grace Zuncic  SVP of People

Grace Zuncic
SVP of People

Niel Sandfort    VP of New Product Development

Niel Sandfort
VP of New Product Development

Rosalyn Emerson Director,  Channel Marketing

Rosalyn Emerson
Director, Channel Marketing

Justine Landschulz    Senior Strategist, Editorial, Social & Digital

Justine Landschulz
Senior Strategist, Editorial, Social & Digital

 

Chobani Incubator Team

 
Zoe Feldman  Incubator Director

Zoe Feldman
Incubator Director

 
Mitch Rubin  Incubator Program Manager

Mitch Rubin
Incubator Program Manager

 
Sarah Nathan  Incubator Program Specialist

Sarah Nathan
Incubator Program Specialist

Zoe has spent her entire career in the CPG F&B industry and most of her life studying food.  A veteran of multiple functions at PepsiCo, she most recently served as Managing Director of two different venture funds in the space, where she helped shepherd over $25mm of capital into early stage companies that prioritized affordability, accessibility and democracy of better-for-you products.  She holds her AB from Smith College, MPH from Columbia University and MBA from NYU-Stern. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion.

 

Mitch joined Chobani in Fall 2016 to help run the Incubator as its Program Manager. Prior to Chobani, he spent two years in Detroit as a Venture for America Fellow. While in Detroit, Mitch worked alongside the Founder at a small tech startup and then served as Strategic Project Manager for the City of Detroit’s Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He gained valuable experience working on initiatives to provide resources and support for small businesses throughout the city. Mitch graduated from Duke University with degrees in Political Science and Market & Management Studies.

 

Sarah joined the Incubator in May of 2018. Previously, she was VP of Business Development at a food startup in San Francisco. Her passions and experience for Corporate Social Responsibility, creating conscious community, and feeding people led her to Chobani.