There is no “one way” to be here…

…other than someone who believes in bringing good energy to their work every day. If that means bringing your dog to a meeting or sitting in a bean bag chair with your laptop, we want you to feel exactly like you at work.

These are just a few of the many examples that make Premier Nutrition an amazing place to work and has lead to us being certified as a Great Place to Work® now for four years running!


Feeling engaged and empowered while working in a purpose-driven culture.

It’s about attracting the best people giving the space to be challenged without boundaries—all with the goal of producing the best work of your life alongside amazing colleagues (who may just be your friends too).

“My team is this awesome combination of different skillsets and huge amounts of passion. We’re unstoppable.”
— Julian Bergstein, Contract Manufacturing Manager

Our leaders.

Darcy Horn Davenport
President and CEO

Darcy ensures we are bringing good energy to the world—not only within our product portfolios but also within our four walls. Darcy makes PNC a great place to work by inspiring employees to work together in a transparent and collaborative way. She fosters a culture of empowerment, where teams feel comfortable sharing their ideas and believe in their ability to make an impact. When she’s not speed-walking around the office, she’s spending time with her two kids, trying to fit in a yoga class or hiking on Mt. Tam. See Darcy’s LinkedIn Profile for more.

Paul Rode
Chief Financial Officer of Active Nutrition

Paul oversees finance, accounting, IT, legal and the ANI business in Munich.  He plays a strategic role in analysis, business guidance and systems along with a compliance role through accounting and regulatory. He brings good energy to his team through his thought-leadership in process improvement and efficiency. Out of the office, Paul enjoys spending time with his family and cheering for his favorite sports team, the Kentucky Wildcats. (Go Cats!) See Paul’s LinkedIn Profile for more.

Kathleen Beckert
Vice President/Finance

A big driver of PNC’s financial decisions, Kathleen is also a tireless culture advocate, helping us build a cool, welcoming environment. She was a pioneer of our dog-friendly workplace program and loves to decorate offices in different themes (including her latest, The PowerBar Garage, complete with overalls and tools). When it comes to motivation, it’s Kathleen’s Australian shepherd, Izzy, who gets her out of bed in the morning—literally. See Kathleen’s LinkedIn Profile for more.

Lee Partin
Senior Vice President/Sales

Lee has come a long way from his Disco DJ days. When we asked Lee what gets him out of bed in the morning, he said it’s “easy when you have a great product to sell and a great team to work with to sell it. It’s not work – it’s fun.” Lee’s role is making sure we have the right people on our sales team, and they have the tools they need to be successful. Outside the office, Lee gets his energy from his family, his four kids and six grandkids. See Lee’s LinkedIn Profile for more.

Michael Sparda
Vice President/Sales

Michael Sparda, aka Sparda, brings an incredible amount of knowledge and a wealth of experience to the PNC Sales Team. A passionate and energetic leader, Sparda is responsible for diversifying our customer base and expanding our product portfolio within retailers. Although Sparda originally hails from New England, he now enjoys his Northern California lifestyle by getting outdoors as often as possible to hike and fish. See Sparda’s LinkedIn Profile for more.

Steve Sernett
Vice President/Supply Chain

Steve continuously works to transform our supply chain so we can be a more proactive and responsive organization. He loves working at a company that lets you create your own opportunities, work on things you’re passionate about and build your career—all while having fun. Now that his kids are in college, Steve and his wife have found more time for hiking, weekend getaways and the occasional long road bike ride. See Steve’s LinkedIn Profile for more.

Doug Cornille
Senior Vice President/Marketing

Doug, a man of many hobbies and even more nicknames, leads all things marketing at Premier Nutrition.  An unapologetic foodie, Doug believes in bringing great taste and nutrition to our consumers in every product we create. Outside of work, you’ll find Doug literally and metaphorically running around the world—clocking miles for upcoming races, traveling to unusual places and soaking in novel experiences with his wife Elise. See Doug’s LinkedIn Profile for more.

Brian Hofmeister
Vice President/CIO

Brian is a self-proclaimed computer geek who loves taking apart complex systems and making them more useful. That means that at PNC, we’re closing the gap between consumer solutions and enterprise solutions to solve problems and mine deeper insights at a moment’s notice. Brian is energized by spending time with his two daughters, snowboarding, and visiting the family farm. He also gives back to the community by volunteer teaching at schools in St. Louis. See Brian’s LinkedIn Profile for more.

Howie Miller
Secretary and General Counsel

Howie brings 30 years of business and legal experience to PNC where he helps us identify, assess and manage legal and regulatory risk. It’s not all about risk though. Howie is known for his love of flying and being an obsessive bicycle collector. (Seriously, we think he has at least 15.) When he’s not at the office, Howie gets his energy from family, friends, and fixing stuff. See Howie’s LinkedIn Profile for more.

Anne Spalding
Vice President/Controller

Anne likes to say, “no news is good news,” something that’s achievable only when all accounting transactions are processed accurately and timely, financial results are reported to our parent company and internal controls are rock solid. In addition to over 15 years of accounting and project leadership experience, Anne was once a blackjack dealer at Harrah’s Tahoe and a backup singer for Paul Anka. How’s that for a diverse background? See Anne’s LinkedIn Profile for more.

Eric Hunn
Vice President/People

Coffee-loving and management research-obsessed, Eric strives to bring out the best in each of us every day by redefining what a people function should be. (Spoiler alert: It’s not what used to be called “Personnel.”) Since joining PNC, Eric has brought a wealth of knowledge in people development, performance management and talent acquisition. Eric enjoys running and camping with his growing family, and he is at the forefront of juvenile justice advocacy for his county. See Eric’s LinkedIn Profile for more.

Soni Ummadi
Vice President/Research and Development

Soni has the awesome opportunity to bring new, innovative products into the market. She thrives on a sense of purpose, knowing our products have enormous potential in meeting people’s nutritional needs. Soni and her team bring out the best in each other, creating an atmosphere of learning, growing together and failing forward. Living by the mantra, “simple living, high thinking,” Soni loves exploring the outdoors and giving back to her church and community. See Soni’s LinkedIn Profile for more.

Robin Singh
Senior Vice President/Operations

Robin oversees the Demand and Supply Planning process, Procurement process, Manufacturing process, Transportation and Distribution and Quality.  He thrives on inspiring and motivating his team and enjoys seeing them accomplish and stretch themselves to be the best they can be. Robin is always challenging himself to try new things, huge on learning and enjoys reading with his family! See Robin’s LinkedIn Profile for more.

Our chief executive terrier, Scout.