Kristen Blum

Kristen Blum

Kristen Blum has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2016. She has more than 25 years of experience in developing strategies and designing information technology solutions in the retail and consumer goods industries.

Kristen has served as senior vice president and chief information officer of Frito-Lay since 2015 where she leads the technology agenda for PepsiCo’s $14 billion snack and convenience foods business. Kristen previously served PepsiCo as senior vice president and chief information officer of commercial solutions, innovation, data and analytics from 2013-15 where she was responsible for creating global, enterprise data and analytics solutions. She was PepsiCo’s senior vice president and chief information officer of enterprise solutions from 2010-12.

Kristen also served as executive vice president and chief technology officer of J.C. Penney Co., Inc. from 2012-13 and as senior vice president and chief information officer of Abercrombie & Fitch from 2006-10 where she oversaw the information technology function of both of these organizations.