Sara Wheeler is the Head of Sales for Nestlé Nutrition, an operating company within Nestlé Zone North America. In this role, she leads the US retail sales team and is responsible for category and channel development.
Sara has a 25+ year career at Nestlé holding numerous sales roles across several businesses within Nestlé including PetCare, PowerBar, Nutrition, Confections, and Beverages. Sara also spent a year working on the PetCare business for Nestlé Korea.Her most previous role was Vice President/General Manager for Sweet Earth, a business within Nestlé USA. In this role, she worked to bring this recent Nestlé acquisition to scale and capture the opportunity in the dynamic space of plant-based foods to drive long-term, profitable growth for the category. Sara’s focus is working with customers to drive long-term category growth and helping us better serve consumers in their lives. Within Nestlé, Sara is passionate about strength in culture to help achieve our best performance as an organization. Sara is originally from Central New York and ‘home’ is Seneca Lake. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from Cornell University, 1995. While at Cornell, Sara was the Captain of the Alpine Ski Team for three of her four years. She was a USCSA All-American ski racer.
Sara and her family currently live in McLean, VA. She’s married with three awesome kids: Neve and Flora, 11, and Ben, 14. They love to ski, ride bikes, and spend as much time outdoors as possible. Sara’s mid-life crisis is cross-country mountain bike racing in classic weekend warrior style.