According to the announcement, Macedonio is coming aboard as the company grows its product offerings in plant-based oat milks, dairy & plant-based oat creamers, functional wellness beverages, as well as adding a new probiotic yogurt portfolio.
According to the company, Chobani's yogurt business is growing in the double-digits and continues to outpace the yogurt category by more than twofold. To help support the growth, Chobani's interim CFO Michelle Brooks will continue her role as Treasurer and take on the newly created role of Chief Business Development Officer. Brooks remains on the Executive Leadership team, reporting to Macedonio.
"As we build the next generation food company, we're building the leadership team who will help us make it happen. Jody brings deep operational finance leadership experience. She has a passion for food and beverage, she loves a challenge, she's super-collaborative and very growth-driven," said McGuinness. "Michelle's new leadership role is central to our growth strategy as a modern food company. Together, Jody and Michelle are a formidable combination."