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

Chobani Mentors


Hamdi Ulukaya    Founder & CEO

Hamdi Ulukaya
Founder & CEO

Peter McGuinness  Chief Marketing and Commerical Officer

Peter McGuinness
Chief Marketing and Commerical Officer

Mick Beekhuizen  Executive Vice President and Chief Finance Officer

Mick Beekhuizen
Executive Vice President and Chief Finance 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    VP of Global Quality Assurance

Alejandro Mazzotta
VP of Global Quality Assurance

Jason Blaisure    VP of Manufacturing and Engineering Operations

Jason Blaisure
VP of Manufacturing and Engineering Operations

Lisa Fisher    VP of Sales, Foodservice

Lisa Fisher
VP of Sales, Foodservice

Kai Sacher    SVP of Research & Development

Kai Sacher
SVP of Research & Development

Alexis Regan    Senior Director of Demand Operations

Alexis Regan
Senior Director of Demand Operations

Meredith Madden  Senior Director of Category Development & Insights

Meredith Madden
Senior Director of Category Development & Insights

Bill Kynast  VP of Sales

Bill Kynast
VP of Sales

Grace Zuncic  SVP of People

Grace Zuncic
SVP of People

Niel Sandfort    VP of Product Innovation

Niel Sandfort
VP of Product Innovation

Rosalyn Emerson  Channel Marketing Director

Rosalyn Emerson
Channel Marketing Director

Justine Landschulz    Senior Strategist, Editorial, Social & Digital

Justine Landschulz
Senior Strategist, Editorial, Social & Digital

 

 

External Mentors

Todd Carmichael  Founder & CEO, La Colombe

Todd Carmichael
Founder & CEO,
La Colombe

Kyle O’Brien    EVP of Sales, La Colombe

Kyle O’Brien
EVP of Sales,
La Colombe

Mark Ramadan    Co-Founder & CEO, Sir Kensington’s

Mark Ramadan
Co-Founder & CEO,
Sir Kensington’s

Kristin Barnett    Director of Strategic Operations, Dig Inn

Kristin Barnett
Director of Strategic Operations, Dig Inn

 
Chuck Cotter  Shareholder,  Polsinelli

Chuck Cotter
Shareholder,
Polsinelli

Sarah Foley  Managing Director, SWAT Equity Partners

Sarah Foley
Managing Director, SWAT Equity Partners

Chris Fenster    Founder and CEO,  Propeller Industries

Chris Fenster
Founder and CEO,
Propeller Industries

 
 

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.

 

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.