Kristen Blum has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2016 and was appointed chairperson of The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, our non-profit foundation focused on health and wellness related causes, in 2019. She has also served as a director of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corp. since 2018. Kristen has more than 30 years of experience in developing strategies and designing information technology solutions in the retail and consumer goods industries, including most recently as and chief information officer of PepsiCo – Latin America from January 2018 to April 2019. Before that, she served as PepsiCo’s SVP and chief information officer of Global IT Transformation from November 2017 to April 2018, SVP and chief information officer of Frito-Lay from September 2015 to December 2017 and SVP and chief information officer of Commercial Solutions, Innovation, Data and Analytics from July 2013 to September 2015, as well as SVP and chief information officer of Enterprise Solutions from December 2010 to January 2012. She was EVP and chief technology officer of J.C. Penney Co., Inc. from 2012 to 13 and served as SVP and chief information officer of Abercrombie & Fitch from 2006 to 2010 where she oversaw the information technology function of both organizations.
Sprouts Board Involvement:
- Risk Committee, chairperson
- Audit Committee, member
- Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, member