Kodiak, a health food company and a portfolio company of L Catterton, has added Valerie Oswalt as chief executive officer.
Valerie joins Kodiak from Campbell Soup Co. where she was the president of the snacks division and a Campbell executive vice president since 2020. Prior to Campbell, she served as CEO of Century Snacks, where she worked for the turnaround of the business with a portfolio of over 400 branded, private label and commercial products. She also has worked in executive positions at Mondelez International and Kraft Foods.
“We chose Valerie for this role because her approach to leadership mirrors those values that are so important to the culture at Kodiak,” states Cameron Smith, co-founder and president of Kodiak. “We’re confident her expertise will accelerate the growth of the company and team.”