Nestlé Silicon Valley Innovation Outpost
University of St.Gallen M.A. HSG, Marketing, Services and Communication Management
Ad Age’s 40 Under 40 2016
Brand Innovators “40 under 40” West Class 2015
Living and working in the city of San Francisco
Stephanie is Global Director Marketing and Innovation Food and founder of Nestlé’s Silicon Valley Innovation Outpost. This new team was established in 2013 to identify new disruptive ways to engage with consumers and develop digitally-enabled services. In this role Stephanie has forged partnerships with members of the Silicon Valley community including startups, venture capitalists and thought leaders alike. Her work was honored in 2016, as she was named among Ad Age’s “40 Under 40”. Stephanie moved from Switzerland, her country of origin, to California to be closer to the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem and work directly with entrepreneurs. Before living in California Stephanie spent the last 5 years working for Nestlé in Europe. During this period she had different roles and responsibilities in marketing, including brand management for brands like Nescafé and Nesquik in Switzerland as well as in Germany. Stephanie holds a master’s degree in Marketing, Services and Communication Management from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).
As the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé is driven by a simple aim: enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. To deliver on this, we serve with passion, with a spirit of excellence, offering products and services for all stages of life, every moment of the day, helping people care for themselves and their families. Our culture is based on our values rooted in respect: respect for ourselves, respect for others, respect for diversity and respect for the future. We can trace our origin back to 1866, when the first European condensed milk factory was opened in Cham, Switzerland, by the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company. One year later, Henri Nestlé, a trained pharmacist, launched one of the world’s first prepared infant cereals ‘Farine lactée’ in Vevey, Switzerland. Today, we employ around 328,000 people and have factories or operations in almost every country in the world. With our headquarters still based in the Swiss town of Vevey, we had sales of CHF 89.5 billion in 2016. Our portfolio covers almost every food and beverage category –offering products and services for all stages of life, every moment of the day, helping people care for themselves and their families.