Skip brings over 50 years of food technology experience to Graham Partners’ portfolio companies. Currently, he is the CEO of White Space – the Right Place, LLC and most recently served on the Advisory Council for former Graham Partners portfolio company, Mercer.
Previously, Skip was the President and COO of David Michael & Co., a leader and innovator in the food flavor industry for more than 100 years. Skip held this role since 1990 and was responsible for R&D, global business development and strategic business development and marketing, among others. He began his tenure with David Michael & Co. almost 40 years ago as the Eastern Regional Sales Manager.
Prior to David Michael & Co., Skip was the Director of Marketing with Enterprise Paint Company and with the Lincoln Mint. He began his career in sales and marketing with the Gillette Company in 1968. Throughout his career, Skip served in various roles on the Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association.
Skip earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.