Chief Commercial Officer
Jay Ellis is the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Bonduelle Fresh Americas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle and home of the Ready Pac Foods brand. The business unit focuses on fresh vegetables, salads and fresh meal solutions for the Americas.
Jay joined Bonduelle Fresh Americas in 2014 and is responsible for leadership of the Sales team, including managing and directing the execution of sales plans and initiatives across all sales channels, directing the implementation and execution of sales policies and practices and directing the Marketing team to meet and exceed established targets.
Prior to Bonduelle Fresh Americas, Jay held various leadership roles at Nestlé, including divisional vice president, in which he grew the Ambient and Chilled business, and led the Nestlé Frozen business including the integration of the Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream brand into Nestlé USA.
He was director of account development for club and emerging markets for The Gillette Company before Nestlé, and worked with Oral-B Laboratories and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, Inc.
Jay has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing and a master’s of business administration in business, management and marketing — both from San Diego State University. He currently lives in Rogers, Ark., with his wife, Kim, and their children Brandon, Zach and Chloe. Jay enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and outdoor adventures.