NEW BERLIN, NY – Chobani announced a pair of additions to its executive leadership team, naming Shari Eaton chief people officer and Marjorie De La Cruz chief legal officer.
Previously the chief people and culture officer for Peloton Interactive, Eaton will begin her new role at Chobani on Nov. 7. The former global chief compliance and ethics officer at PepsiCo, De La Cruz will join Chobani by the end of the year.
Both new executives will report directly to Chobani’s president and chief operating officer, Kevin Burns.
“Because our people are at the center of everything we do, we have a very strong view of what role business must play in society,” said Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani’s founder and chief executive officer. “Making delicious food accessible for everyone, lifting communities and being responsible to the environment has been our driving purpose. Our leaders are crucial to fulfilling that. Shari and Marjorie are amazing leaders who believe in our mission and their view on business aligns with Chobani. I’m thrilled to welcome them. With their experience, expertise and way of leadership, I am certain that the best time at Chobani is yet to come.”
At Peloton, Eaton led the global people/safety and security portion of the organization for three-plus years. In her more than 20 years in leadership roles and working with executive teams to grow operations, she has led teams at Amazon, Teavana and Starbucks. Her professional experience also includes time in operations and management roles.
De La Cruz spent 18 years with PepsiCo, gaining commercial and international experience while working on teams that grew the company’s business. She also took on executive in-house counsel roles.
“With the addition of these talented leaders and the breadth of experience they bring to Chobani, I’m confident we have a strong team in place that will allow us to continue excelling as a leader in the industry, while providing the skill set needed to effectively and strategically further Chobani’s business,” Burns said. “Our focus remains on Chobani employees, supporting our communities, robust execution and disrupting the food industry through innovation.”