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Managing Director of Innovation Commercialization & Continuous Improvement
Elaine Finley is serving as the Director of Innovation Commercialization & Continuous Improvement at Daily Harvest. At Daily Harvest she is responsible for managing 3 teams of excellence to manage the current portfolio of products, launch new ideas from benchtop to scale up, and drive productivity across the supply chain.
Prior to joining Daily Harvest, Elaine spent 15 years at PepsiCo growing her business acumen and skillset by holding various roles in Research & Development, Procurement, Marketing, and Supply Chain Operations. PepsiCo generated more than $64 billion in net revenue, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.
During her tenure at Frito-Lay, Elaine won National Packaging Awards for her design in the paper and glass packaging industry. She saved PepsiCo millions of dollars in productivity projects ranging from material research & selection, contract negotiations, process engineering, and transitioning coupons from printed paper to the Ibotta App.
Elaine joined Daily Harvest from PepsiCo Frito Lay North America in 2019. Prior to that she spent 3 years at ConAgra Foods Grocery Foods Group. She earned a Bachelors of Science at Michigan State University in Packaging Engineering.
Outside of work, she and her husband stay busy with 3 kids ranging from 9-17 years old, are road bike enthusiasts, and serve their community through local charities.