Chairman and CEO at Nestlé USA
Steve Presley started his career with Nestlé as a controller for our Nestlé Carnation manufacturing facility in Suffolk, Virginia. Since then, he’s helped create a structure and processes that help every employee innovate and accelerate business growth. From moving the organization to a matrix structure to supporting development opportunities focused on rapid innovation and product launch, he’s worked to transform Nestlé USA into a company that disrupts itself.
Most recently, he’s led transformation in our headquarters. As Nestlé relocates to Arlington, Virginia, with a new, more efficient structure and closer proximity to its business and stakeholders, it’s also making significant changes to its business through M&A. Nestlé recently announced the sale of the U.S. confections division and made a number of acquisitions across the coffee and plant-based meal spaces. In addition to growth and innovation in Nestlé’s product lines and workplace, Steve works to help Nestlé’s teams build future capabilities, ranging from e-business to flex manufacturing, with an emphasis on analytics and data-driven decision-making.
He is also passionate about Nestlé’s role in creating better access to nutritious, affordable food around the country. In late 2017, Steve helped to launch a partnership with No Kid Hungry to make a nutritious breakfast part of the school day for 10,000 Virginia school kids.