Steve Presley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé USA and Market Head for North America.
Steve began his career with Nestlé more than 20 years ago as a controller for the beverage factory in Suffolk, Virginia. He held various roles within the Beverage Division, including Vice President of Finance and Vice President/General Manager of Premium Ready-to-Drink Beverages. During that role, Steve was responsible for achieving a 100% increase in retail sales of the ready-to-drink beverage business, starting with Nestlé Nesquik and Nestlé Coffee-mate Liquid. A key part of his growth strategy was the construction of a ready-to-drink products facility in Anderson, Indiana. The construction of this factory is the largest single capital investment ever made by Nestlé.
In 2009, Steve was named President of Nestlé Business Services and in 2013, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Nestlé USA. In 2016, Steve’s role was expanded to include leading Nestlé USA’s strategic transformation where he was responsible for developing, implementing and leading innovative strategies to ensure the long-term growth of the company. This work included simultaneously orchestrating the sale of NUSA’s Confections business, moving its headquarters across the country, and leading acquisitions and investments in companies like Freshly, Sweet Earth and Chameleon Cold-Brew.
Steve is originally from West Palm Beach, Florida. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of South Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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