Robert W. Schult
Prior to co-founding VMG Partners, Schult spent almost three decades in the consumer products industry. Schult has held key positions managing more than 50 leading consumer brands and $8 billion in sales across diverse segments including food, beverage, pet care, health and beauty, lifestyle, nutritional and auto care. His experiences include serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Nestle USA, Inc., founding, managing and selling Novopoint, Inc. as the Company’s Chairman and CEO, a supply chain management technology company for the food and beverage industry.
Served as the Chairman and CEO of The Shansby Group’s Food Products Group. Schult’s responsibilities for the brands he has managed span functional areas from sales and marketing to operations and finance. He has played critical roles in such well known brands as Nestle, Stouffer’s, Hills Bros, Libby’s, Carnation, Buitoni, and Friskies. Schult has served on numerous boards including The Times Mirror Company, owner of the Los Angeles Times, and the Grocery Manufacturers of America where he was Chairman of the Industry Productivity Council. Schult received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina.