As the President & Chief Executive Officer of Leprino Foods Company, Mike Durkin reports to the Chairman of the Board and is responsible for the overall management of the Company. Since joining Leprino Foods in 2011, he has helped shape company strategy and led significant change in employee engagement. Durkin assumed the role of President & CEO in November 2014.
Durkin previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, responsible for Leprino Foods’ Accounting, Finance, Planning and Analysis, and Information Technology (IT) organizations.
Before joining Leprino Foods, Durkin was most recently with PepsiCo, Inc., where he served as the President of North America Field Operations for Pepsi Beverages. In this role, he directed all retail and foodservice distribution, customer growth planning and category management, sales execution, field marketing, and strategic and annual operating plans for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Durkin held numerous senior leadership positions at Pepsi-Cola Company and the Whitman Corporation, which later became PepsiAmericas, Inc., the world’s second-largest independent bottler of Pepsi-Cola.
In addition to his role as President & CEO, Durkin is a board member of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. He previously chaired its Stewardship Commitment Taskforce.
Durkin holds a BS in Marketing and Finance from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA in Finance from Pace University.