While Darcy is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of PNC she is also the driving force behind our amazing culture. Her CEO superpower is recognizing that creating a supportive and empowering work environment is the secret sauce to our growth.
When she’s not speed-walking around the office she can be found spending time with her two kids, attending a yoga class, hiking Mt. Tam or, like most working moms, multi-tasking and juggling in search of work-life balance.
Darcy has been with PNC since 2010. She previously held roles with Dreyer’s Ice Cream, Timbuk2 Designs and Ernst and Young. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
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.
Robin brings an aura of balance and calm to the challenging task of overseeing everything to do with our supply chain. A true believer in team development, he focuses on being a good listener and inspiring and motivating his team to be the best they can be. While he’s a fan of life-long learning he admits to being clueless about social media, so don’t look for his supply chain insights on twitter.
Prior to joining Premier Nutrition, Robin spent twenty-four years at Mondelez International serving in a variety of roles, including vice president of operations. Over the course of his career, he has held numerous leadership positions in operations strategy, integrated business planning, procurement, manufacturing, logistics, service and inventory management.
Tasked with literally taking on the world, Marc leads PNC’s global expansion. He believes in prioritization and encourages his talented and responsible team to run their businesses and deliver superior results while ensuring there’s plenty of time for fun. With three kids recently out of college, he is adjusting to being an empty-nester by spending more time with his wife, many dogs, and the roller coaster emotions of cheering on LSU football (Geaux Tigers!).
Marc has over thirty years of experience in CPG companies and previously served as general manager of Dymatize. He has been part of the PNC organization for over ten years
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.
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.
With over thirty years of business and legal experience, Howie’s role at PNC is to help manage legal and regulatory risk. Outside the office, however, he’s a classic fix-it guy and you’ll find him working in his garage on a revolving collection of old bicycles, cars and motorcycles, all of which he assures us are low risk and perfectly safe.
His favorite thing about PNC is working alongside amazing people to creatively solve challenges that help grow the business. Howie dreams of spreading joy through music, but lacking a lovely singing voice, he brings good energy to the world by living an authentic life that includes opening his home to friends, family, and sometimes even strangers.
At PNC since 2018, Eric views his role as creating an environment for people to do the best work of their lives. “I get to discard all the non-evidence-based HR practices I was subjected to when I wasn’t in HR and focus on what actually drives work fulfillment.” His goal is for everyone at PNC to thrive and belong, regardless of their uniqueness or background. Outside of work he can be found huddled over lego projects alongside his kids as well as working with his local county juvenile justice system to help ensure kids have a path to a successful adulthood.
Prior to PNC, Eric led HR for a 9,000-employee region of Whole Foods as well as helped lead the entire HR function after its acquisition. He earned his undergraduate degree from UCLA and a Master of Public Administration as well as a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University.
Michael Sparda, aka Sparda, believes in the Henry Ford quote, “nothing happens until someone sells something.” We’re not 100% sure Henry Ford actually said that, but Sparda is an energetic leader bringing a wealth of experience and a down-to-earth management style to PNC’s fast-growing businesses. While he thrives on seeing our distribution points grow he’s also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking and fishing in Northern California.
Michael’s CPG sales background includes leadership roles with Danone North America, WhiteWave Foods and Kraft Foods. He has a B.A. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross.
Ching-Yee brings 20 years of experience in the food industry with roles ranging from marketing and innovation strategy to serving as a founder and CEO. She loves looking to the future to imagine how to make people’s lives better and healthier. She particularly enjoys combining creativity and analytical rigor to identify and translate fuzzy ideas into big picture insights and concrete action. Being kind is more important to her than just being “nice” and she wants everyone on her team to speak and act from their heart. When she’s not working, you’ll find Ching-Yee hanging out with her husband and kids, collecting cookbooks and (unsuccessfully) trying to meditate. And let’s not forget to mention her favorite part of the day – early morning snuggles with her basset hound.