Daryl is the CEO of CECP, where he spearheads the effort to engage a coalition of CEOs who believe that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance. He has nearly 30 years of executive experience in the US and abroad, including as an officer for several Fortune 500 companies, the turnaround CEO of a publicly-traded company, and the head of five multi-billion dollar business units. He currently serves on several privately-held and non-profit boards.
As President of Kraft’s $6 billion North American Snacks, Confections, Cereal, and Pet portfolio, he successfully led the business to record top and bottom-line growth. As President of the Planters Specialty Products Company, he more than doubled the portfolio to $1.6 billion over a four year period. As the turnaround CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., he reversed financial declines, cleared up a myriad of financial and accounting difficulties, reduced debt and expanded globally. As Managing Director of Campbell‘s $300 million UK operations, he doubled revenue and quadrupled profits. In addition, Daryl served on the board of E*Trade Financial Holding Company and Krispy Kreme, Inc, and currently serves on the board of several privately-held companies.
Daryl also has an extensive background in non-profits, having served on the boards of the American Marketing Association; several colleges & university councils; the Y Alliance; CIFF-Funded MANA (Mother Administered Nutritive Assistance), which is focused on reducing childhood hunger around the world; and the RWJohnson-supported Partnership for Healthy Kids, which is working to decrease childhood obesity in the US.