Lou became affiliated with Akoya Capital Partners in 2010 and serves as its Consumer Foods Sector Leader.
Having spent over 28 years in the industry, Lou has deep domain expertise and executive leadership capability in consumer foods; including, marketing and brand management, strategy, distribution, private label, ethnic, and dairy, and in implementation and change management.
Lou has had large company sales, marketing, and branding experiences at both Quaker Oats Company and Kraft Foods, Inc followed by executive-level experiences as EVP, Marketing, Sales & Distribution for Mission Foods, Group President of Dean Foods Company, President/CEO of Federated Group and, most recently as President of Consumer Foods for ConAgra.
Lou currently serves on the Boards of Ryder Systems, Inc., Auto Zone our portfolio company Eddy Packing Company and Fresh and Ready Foods. Lou is also President of Nieto Advisory, LLC. He has a BA from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Harvard University.