Kevin Adams is a highly successful business leader with extensive expertise in achieving rapid growth, profits, and shareholder value. His experience includes leadership roles in publicly held, private equity backed, and family founded businesses including Isagenix, ConAgra Brands, International Home Foods, and Stella Foods.
Kevin has broad, deep understanding of the fast-paced consumer products industry with specialization in food, nutritional supplements, and skincare. His expertise includes direct-to-consumer, e-commerce, and traditional retail distribution channels. Kevin has led or participated in over 20 private equity backed acquisitions and integrations, raised capital for a minority buyout, and opened 10 international markets in Asia and Central America.
He has a passion for developing a differentiated brand strategy, creating alignment, and executing with excellence.
• CEO of Isagenix. Kevin built the brand and popularized intermittent fasting for weight loss. He led rapid growth as sales and EBITDA tripled organically in 3.5 years.
• EVP at Fortune 40 food marketer & distributor ConAgra Brands. Kevin led the transformation from a holding company to an operating company and was subsequently responsible for many of the shared services to support the company’s branded growth strategy.
• He led the largest (at the time) massively complex SAP implementation with focus on People/Process/Systems, which enabled ConAgra to leverage its massive size and scale to build its branded products portfolio.
• Kevin partnered with private equity to create a U.S. food platform. For the initial platform company, he identified, performed due diligence, negotiated deals, and integrated the acquired company for over 20 acquisitions.
Kevin grew up in Milwaukee and received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He received his CPA in 1990 and worked for Coopers & Lybrand. He has served on the Boards of several e-commerce businesses and has assisted in identifying and achieving successful exits.
Kevin currently lives in Phoenix with his family and loves wine tasting and golf.