Leadership Team


Steven Oakland , Chief Executive Officer and President

Steven Oakland has served as a Director since March 2, 2018 and has been appointed to serve as our President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 26, 2018. Mr. Oakland has served as Vice Chair and President, U.S. Food and Beverage of The J.M. Smucker Company (“Smucker’s”) (NYSE: SJM), a manufacturer of branded food products, since May 2016. He previously served as President, Coffee and Foodservice of Smucker’s from April 2015 to April 2016; President, International Food Service of Smucker’s from May 2011 to March 2015; and President, U.S. Retail-Smucker’s Jif, and Hungry Jack from August 2008 to May 2011. Mr. Oakland has spent most of his career at Smucker’s, serving in increasingly senior positions, including General Manager of Smucker’s Canadian operations from 1995 to 1999.

Mr. Oakland currently serves on the board of directors of Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), an athletic footwear and apparel retailer, Foster Farms, a privately held poultry company, and The Green Coffee Company, a privately held Columbian coffee producer.  Mr. Oakland earned his B.A in Marketing and Economics from the University of Mount Union.


Kristy N. Waterman , Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Kristy N. Waterman joined TreeHouse on July 1, 2021 and is our Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Ms. Waterman served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Chief Administrative Officer of DFA Dairy Brands, the division of Dairy Farmers of America that acquired a substantial portion of Dean Foods Company. Prior to DFA Dairy Brands, Ms. Waterman served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Government Affairs of Dean Foods Company and had responsibility for all legal and regulatory matters. She joined Dean Foods in 2014 and held positions of increasing responsibility within the legal department. Ms. Waterman began her career in the Dallas offices of Gardere, Wynne, Sewell and Norton Rose Fulbright, where she practiced general and corporate law, with a focus on mergers, acquisitions, transactions, securities, corporate governance and reporting and filing obligations. Ms. Waterman received her undergraduate degree from University of Texas at Austin and earned her law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law.


Steve Landry , SVP, Chief Operations Officer

Steve Landry joined TreeHouse in February 2022 and is our Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Mr. Landry served as Chief Operations Officer for Country Pure Foods. Prior to Country Pure Foods, Mr. Landry held a range of operations leadership roles in his 19 years with The J.M. Smucker Company. Mr. Landry spent his early career in Operations and Continuous Improvement roles at Procter & Gamble. Mr. Landry holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maine.


Amit R. Philip , SVP, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer

Amit Philip joined TreeHouse Foods in 2019 as Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Mr. Philip was with The Hershey Company for seven years where he was most recently Vice President, Global Analytics & Insights. Mr. Philip also held leadership roles in both Corporate and Business Unit strategy at Hershey. Prior to joining Hershey, Mr. Philip was a Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney. Mr. Philip started his career with Schlumberger as technology consultant. Mr. Philip holds an MBA from Duke University and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Purdue University.


Sean Lewis , SVP, Chief Customer Officer

Sean Lewis joined TreeHouse in August 2019 as Vice President of Sales, National & Regional West and is a seasoned commercial leader with extensive consumer packaged goods experience. He spent nearly 20 years with Kraft Heinz and Nabisco, where he held several regional, district, category and business lead roles with increasing responsibility, including the development, pursuit and leadership of customer relationships to achieve revenue, share and distribution growth and optimal shelving. Mr. Lewis also spent time with Mizkan America as Customer Vice President, West Area, where he was responsible for all aspects of driving revenue including strategic planning, team leadership and development, territory alignment, and customer management. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.


Tim Smith , SVP, Division President

Tim Smith joined TreeHouse in April 2019 and is our Senior Vice President, Division President. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Products at Blue Apron. Prior to Blue Apron, Mr. Smith served in various general management positions at Sara Lee, Hillshire Brands, and Tyson Foods, Inc., ultimately serving as Vice President and General Manager, Emerging Brands Food Group. Mr. Smith holds a B.A. degree in business from the University of Iowa, and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.