Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Joseph E. Scalzo has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President and a member of the Board of Simply Good Foods since July 2017 and served in those same roles for Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. from February 2013 until its acquisition in 2017. Before joining Atkins, Mr. Scalzo served as a director of Earthbound Farm from 2010 to October 2013. From November 2005 to February 2011, Mr. Scalzo served as a senior executive in various roles at Dean Foods, including as President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of WhiteWave Foods, Inc. Mr. Scalzo is credited at Dean for leading the transformation of its WhiteWave Foods Company, which began as three separate businesses, into a winning consumer foods company. Prior to that, Mr. Scalzo held executive roles at The Gillette Company, where he spearheaded the successful three-year turnaround of the company’s one billion dollar global personal care business, and The Coca Cola Company. Mr. Scalzo is a director of Treehouse, Inc. and served as a director of HNI Corp. from 2003 to November 2009 and Focus Brands from March 2014 to January 2021. Mr. Scalzo began his career at Procter & Gamble in 1985 and received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Todd Cunfer has served as Chief Financial Officer since August 27, 2017. Mr. Cunfer joined The Simply Good Foods Company as Vice President Finance on July 10, 2017 from The Hershey Company with more than 20 years of financial planning and analysis, capital structure, treasury, supply chain management, commercial operations and merger and acquisition experience. Over his tenure with The Hershey Company, he served in a variety of senior executive finance roles, including head of finance for North America, Global Supply Chain, and International. Mr. Cunfer has a Master of Business Administration from The Darden School of Business, University of Virginia and Bachelor of Arts in Finance from College of William and Mary.

Timothy Kraft joined The Simply Good Foods Company as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in June of 2018.  Prior to joining the Company, Tim served as General Counsel of the Green Chef Corporation, a high-growth, USDA-certified organic meal kit company offering premium dinners tailored for those following specialized diets including vegan, gluten-free and paleo.  Prior to Green Chef, Tim served as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Boulder Brands, Inc., a publicly-traded company with a portfolio of health-focused food brands. Boulder Brands was acquired by Pinnacle Foods in January of 2016 and Tim remained with the company to lead the integration through the end of 2016.  Prior to joining Boulder Brands in 2009, Tim was in private practice focusing on general corporate law and mergers and acquisitions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Tim received a Juris Doctor degree from Marquette University Law School and a B.A. degree from Truman State University.

Jill Short was promoted to Chief Customer Officer in August 2017. Previously, Ms. Short served as Senior Vice President of Sales. Ms. Short joined Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. in January 2008, and was part of the sales team that contributed to the turnaround and success of the Atkins® brand. Prior to joining Atkins, Ms. Short served in key sales leadership roles for more than 20 years with increasing responsibility at Muscle Milk, Abbott Nutrition including the EAS brand, and Kraft Foods.

Stamati Arakas has served as Senior Vice President, eCommerce since February 2021. A seasoned sales & marketing executive, Stamati has built and led multiple digital & omnichannel teams across various companies and verticals.  Previously, Stamati was at PepsiCo for six years where he held multiple eCommerce sales & general management roles across the PepsiCo portfolio.  Prior to PepsiCo, Stamati spent nearly 15 years at Stanley Black & Decker in roles with increasing responsibility across Brand Marketing, Product Development, Channel Marketing and eCommerce Sales.  He holds a BA in Communication Studies from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  
Shaun Mara joined The Simply Good Foods Company as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development in June of 2019, He served as Chief Financial Officer of The Simply Good Foods Company and its predecessor, Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., from August 2014 until July 2017.  Prior to this, he was Chief Financial Officer at Dean Foods and Roofing Supply Company after spending more than 20 years working in senior financial positions at the William Wrigley Jr. Company, the Gillette Company and Staples, Inc.  He started his career earning a CPA while working at KPMG Peat Marwick and received his undergraduate degree from Bentley University.  

David Wallis joined as Senior Vice President of Operations of Simply Goods Foods in March of 2020. Prior to joining Simply Good Foods, Mr. Wallis served as Vice President Supply Chain for Boulder Brands, now a division of ConAgra, from 2014 to 2019. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Wallis served as Chief Operating Officer of Snikiddy LLC, a “better for you” start-up snack food company that was acquired by Utz Quality Foods, Inc. in 2015. Before Snikkidy, Mr. Wallis spent approximately 25 years in supply chain roles with increasing responsibilities at various consumer packaged goods companies including, ConAgra Brands, Hain-Celestial, Clorox and Frito Lay. Mr. Wallis received a Bachelor of Science in Packaging from Michigan State University and an MBA from University of California at Berkeley.

Susan Hunsberger has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since July 2020. Prior to joining Simply Good Foods, Ms. Hunsberger was a consultant with FCM, LLC, a private equity focused consulting firm, from February 2020 until July 2020. From November 2018 to January 2020, Ms. Hunsberger took a sabbatical to volunteer with Feeding America and the Mid-South Food Bank. Prior to that, from January 2014 to October 2018, Ms. Hunsberger was the Chief Human Resources Officer at The ServiceMaster Company, LLC. Ms. Hunsberger’s prior experience includes Human Resources roles with The Nielsen Corporation and GE Aviation.  Ms. Hunsberger received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Personnel Management from Miami University and a Master’s Degree in Organization Development from Bowling Green State University.
Linda Zink has served as Chief Marketing Officer since May 2, 2022. Prior to that, Linda was Chief Marketing Officer for Quest from August 2020. A seasoned marketing executive, Linda began her career with Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. in 2013 and has been instrumental in developing new products and bringing them to market. Previously, Linda was at the WhiteWave Foods Company where she was responsible for developing and commercializing incremental and margin accretive platforms for both the existing Horizon Organic brand and other dairy based products, among other roles. Prior to WhiteWave, Ms. Zink held various positions at The Clorox Company, Bath & Body Works, The Kellogg Company, and more. Ms. Zink holds a BBA in Marketing and an MBA from University of Michigan.