Shawn P. O'Grady
Shawn O'Grady leads our Convenience Stores and Foodservice organization, which focuses on serving the needs of convenience store operators and foodservice providers, including schools, universities and hospitals primarily in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, O'Grady oversees our global revenue development group, which is focused on advancing our e-commerce partnerships and increasing our capabilities in strategic revenue management around the world.
Prior to his current role, O’Grady led the function responsible for all U.S. retail sales of General Mills consumer foods products, where his organization was focused on leading profitable growth by creating differentiated customer solutions for both grocery and channel customers. His team’s responsibilities included in-store execution, trade funding strategy and the development and deployment of industry-leading sales capabilities.
O’Grady joined General Mills in the marketing organization in July 1990. He has held positions across the Snacks, Meals and Big G cereal divisions. Most noteworthy was his work on Wheaties, which he led during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
He was promoted to vice president in 1998, and concurrent with the General Mills acquisition of The Pillsbury Company in 2001, took the helm of the Refrigerated Baked Goods business.
Late in 2004, O’Grady joined General Mills’ Consumer Foods Sales division, progressing to president of the division with responsibility for all grocery customers.
Prior to joining General Mills, he worked two years as a chemical engineer for Air Products and Chemicals in Allentown, Pa.
Notre Dame, bachelor's degree, chemical engineering
Harvard Business School, MBA 1990