Susan Guerin is the President and CEO of World Finer Foods, a middle-market specialty food and beverage company that competes in the premium and “better for you” space nationwide across all retail channels, including e-commerce and foodservice. Ms. Guerin has driven a threefold increase in shareholder value by transforming the brand portfolio, attracting more consumer-relevant brands through a new business development approach, introducing new brand and product development processes, and building capabilities and talent across the organization.
Prior to her role at World Finer Foods, Ms. Guerin was the co-founder and managing partner of Stratham Hills Partners, consulting for organizations ranging from large public companies to startups. She focused on strategy and business development, business startup and transformation, and successful liquidity event creation. Ms. Guerin’s prior roles include President of the Americas at Paxar, where she was part of the team that successfully positioned the company for a sale to Avery Dennison; CFO of Sun Chemical Corporation; CFO of the Vehicle Services Division of Cendant; and CFO for Lerner New York, New York & Company, a former division of The Limited Corporation. She began her career at Unilever, where she held management roles both in the U.S. and overseas.
Ms. Guerin has been recognized for her work at World Finer Foods as a winner of the Brava Award honoring top female CEOs, Progressive Grocers’ Top Women in Grocery, and as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. She received her B.S. from Cornell University and her MBA from New York University.