James D. White is a transformational leader with more than thirty years' experience as a CEO, operating executive, and board member in the consumer products, retail, and restaurant industries.
As Chair, President, and CEO of Jamba Juice (2008–2016), he transformed the company's DEI practices, resulting in a 500 percent increase in the company's market cap. He has held senior executive positions at Safeway, Gillette, and Nestlé Purina and served on more than fifteen public and private boards. White currently chairs the board of the Honest Company, which recently held its IPO, and is Executive Chair of the startup Air Protein. In 2020 he launched Culture Design Lab to coach, train, and lead CEOs, boards, Chief People Officers, and Chief Diversity Officers on putting his DEI playbook into practice.
White and his work are regularly featured in such media outlets as Harvard Business Review, The Mentor, Shark Tank, the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, Savoy Magazine, and Black Enterprise.
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