Stryve Foods, Inc. Appoints Katie Grady as Chief Customer Officer
Company Expands Focus on Retail Distributions and Revenue Growth
PLANO, Texas, May 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stryve Foods, Inc. (“Stryve” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: SNAX), an emerging healthy snack and eating platform disrupting traditional consumer packaged goods (CPG) categories, and a leader in the air-dried meat snack industry in the United States, announces that Ms. Katie Grady has been named the Company’s Chief Customer Officer, effective May 30, 2023. Jerry Goldner is assuming the role of Senior Vice President / General Manager to lead marketing, the e-commerce channel and the innovation agenda for Stryve.
Chris Boever, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “I am excited to have Katie join our team, we have made tremendous progress on our transformation, and we are now entering into the growth phase. Her experience and capabilities are exactly what we need to achieve the next level of growth. She understands and is committed to building brands and developing our customer relationships in order to achieve the winning outcomes for the categories we compete in.”
“I am incredibly excited to join the Stryve team at this pivotal moment for the company, particularly considering the significant changes it has undergone under Chris’ leadership in the past year. Chris and I have experience together from our time at Hain, where we delivered accelerated revenue growth and enhanced profitability across several better-for-you categories, similar to the opportunity at Stryve,” said Katie Grady, Chief Customer Officer.
Ms. Grady previously held the role of Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Living Greens Farm. Before assuming this position, she accumulated more than ten years of experience at The Hain Celestial Group, where she was Vice President, Sales. During her tenure, she surpassed revenue growth targets and successfully expanded Hain’s market share. Prior to her time at Hain, Ms. Grady served as a national accounts broker, managing prominent consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands. Earlier in her career, she worked as a category buyer for Macy’s. Ms. Grady’s educational background includes a BBA in Retail Merchandising and Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, with a minor in Business Administration.
About Stryve Foods, Inc.
Stryve is a premium air-dried meat snack company that is conquering the intersection of high protein, great taste, and health under the brands of Braaitime, Kalahari, Stryve, and Vacadillos is a healthy snacking and food company that manufactures, markets and sells highly differentiated healthy snacking and food products that is planned to disrupt traditional snacking and CPG categories. Stryve’s mission is “to help Americans eat better and live happier, better lives.” Stryve offers convenient products that are lower in sugar and carbohydrates and higher in protein than other snacks and foods. Stryve’s current product portfolio consists primarily of air-dried meat snack products marketed under the Stryve®, Kalahari®, Braaitime®, and Vacadillos® brand names. Unlike beef jerky, Stryve’s all-natural air-dried meat snack products are made of beef and spices, are never cooked, contain zero grams of sugar*, and are free of monosodium glutamate (MSG), gluten, nitrates, nitrites, and preservatives. As a result, Stryve’s products are Keto and Paleo diet friendly. Further, based on protein density and sugar content, Stryve believes that its air-dried meat snack products are some of the healthiest shelf-stable snacks available today. Stryve also markets and sells human-grade pet treats under the brand Two Tails, made with simple, all-natural ingredients and 100% real beef with no fillers, preservatives, or by-products.
Stryve distributes its products in major retail channels, primarily in North America, including grocery, club stores and other retail outlets, as well as directly to consumers through its ecommerce websites and through the Amazon platform. For more information about Stryve, visit www.stryve.com or follow us on social media at @stryvebiltong.
* All Stryve air-dried products contain zero grams of added sugar, with the exception of the Chipotle Honey flavor of Vacadillos, which contains one gram of sugar per serving.
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Released May 25, 2023