On October 4, 2011, Carla Cooper, President & CEO of Daymon Worldwide, spoke to NGCSU business students about career lessons that she has learned while working with international icons like Proctor & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Kellogg's and PepsiCo. At the time, Carla was recently elected in January of 2011 to this role.
Daymon Worldwide is the world's leading private brand expert and works with suppliers and retailers all over the world to develop and promote brands through innovative business solutions and services. The company at that time employed 15,000 associates in 26 countries and represented almost 5,000 supplier partners.
Prior to joining Daymon, Cooper served as senior vice president, Quaker, Tropicana, and Gatorade Sales for PepsiCo Inc., the $10 billion retail sales warehouse delivery division of PepsiCo. She joined PepsiCo from the Kellogg Company, where she was president and general manager of natural and frozen foods, with responsibility for the company's Worthington Foods, Kashi Company and Eggo businesses. She spent 12 years working in both the food service and retail divisions of Coca-Cola USA, most recently as vice president, customer marketing, managing the all-channel, all-national customer group for Coca-Cola before the were transitioned to CCE in 2000.