GREENWICH, CONN. — John LeBoutillier has joined Brynwood Partners as a managing director. Mr. LeBoutillier was most recently president and chief executive officer of Harvest Hill Beverage Co., owner of Juicy Juice, SunnyD and Nutrament brands, which was acquired by Brynwood in early 2016.
Prior to his time at Harvest Hill, Mr. LeBoutililer was president and c.e.o. of Unilever Canada for six years, and before that he was senior vice-president and general manager of U.S. foods at Unilever. Earlier in his career, he held senior leadership positions at Kraft Foods.
“I have tremendous confidence in John LeBoutillier and believe that he will be an asset to an already strong Brynwood investment team,” said Henk Hartong III, chairman and c.e.o. of the firm. “I have had the opportunity to work side-by-side with John at Harvest Hill, and he has earned the opportunity to join Brynwood as a managing director. John is a great manager of both businesses and people but, equally important, he understands how our firm interacts with our management teams on a day-to-day basis. We pride ourselves on creating value through our operating expertise. John will be a valuable member of our team going forward.”
Succeeding Mr. LeBoutillier as president and c.e.o. of Harvest Hill is Robert Mortati, former chief marketing officer of Apple & Eve L.L.C. Before joining Apple & Eve as senior vice-president of marketing in 2014, Mr. Mortati was senior director of marketing for Kraft Foods. Prior to that, he was a brand manager for Reckitt Benckiser.
“I am thrilled to have Robert join our team at Harvest Hill,” Mr. LeBoutillier said. “Robert and I worked together on several businesses at Kraft Foods, and his sharp analytical mind, decisiveness and sense of urgency will fit in well with the culture that we have created.”