In the past year, Hain Celestial has been undergoing a strategic shift to simplify its portfolio, strengthen innovation capabilities, restore top-line growth and expand margins and cash flow. At the center of this is the implementation of new, agile innovation operating models that ensure the focus of their critical talent and resources on the brands and categories that will deliver the greatest growth.

Listen in on the conversation with Jeff George, Sr. VP, R&D of Hain Celestial and Andy Michuda, CEO of Sopheon as they discuss:

  • What successful companies must do to deliver sustainable profitable business performance in an age of constantly shifting consumer preferences

  • Strategies for transforming your innovation process leveraging consumer-based, agile development techniques and “shark tank inspired” prioritization

  • How to simplify and segment your portfolio and organization, strengthen capabilities and rapidly refocus talent and resources to reinvigorate profitable top line growth

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About the Presenters

Jeff GeorgeSenior Vice President, R&D, Hain Celestial Group
Jeff leads product, process and packaging development, QA, food safety and regulatory at Hain Celestial Group. He plays a critical role in Hain’s efforts to undergo a strategic shift to simplify its portfolio, strengthen innovation capabilities, restore top-line growth, and expand margins and cash flow. Prior to joining Hain, Jeff served as the VP of R&D for Campbell Americas and Hillshire Brands.

Andy MichudaChief Executive Officer, Sopheon
Andrew (Andy) Michuda was appointed chief executive officer of Sopheon in September 2000. From 1997 to 2000, he served as chief executive officer and an executive director of Teltech Resource Network Corporation, which was acquired by Sopheon. Prior to joining Sopheon, Mr. Michuda held senior leadership positions at Control Data.

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