Mick Beekhuizen is joining Campbell Soup Co. in Camden as senior vice president and chief financial officer after a three year tenure at Chobani in New York. He takes his post Sept. 30.
Beekhuizen will lead the company’s finance function, including tax, treasury, audit, investor relations, external development, corporate financial planning and analysis, and financial systems. He will also lead Campbell’s information technology group.
At Chobani, Beekhuizen reportedly led the improvement of the company’s capital structure and supported its growth and expansion. Previously, he was executive vice president and CFO of for-profit post-secondary education operator Education Management Co. in Pittsburgh, and a managing director at Goldman Sachs in the merchant banking division in New York.
“Mick’s background and experience in leading publicly traded and private food companies will serve Campbell well as we set the company on a course to deliver sustainable, profitable growth and create shareholder value,” said Campbell Chief Executive Officer Mark Clouse in a statement.
Current CFO Anthony DiSilvestro is leaving Campbell Oct. 15 to pursue other interests. He has held various positions at the company since 1996 and was instrumental in leading the acquisition of Snyder’s-Lance in 2017, the largest acquisition in company history.
He was also instrumental in engineering Campbell’s multi-year cost savings program and the recent divestitures of Campbell Fresh and Campbell International, putting the company in a stronger position today than a year ago, according to Clouse.