Executive Leadership

Martin E. Thompson

Chief Executive Officer

Marty Thompson is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company and is responsible for Ghirardelli’s day-to-day operations as well as Company overall strategy...

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Martin Hug

Chief Financial Officer

Martin is Chief Financial Officer of Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. In this role, Martin is responsible for oversight of the finance and accounting; information technology; procurement; and legal...

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Vicki Isip

Vice President of Marketing

Vicki Isip joined Ghirardelli in 2012 as Vice President of Marketing. As Vice President of Marketing, Vicki is responsible for the overall visual expression of the brand, as well ...

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Rob Budowski

Vice President of Sales

Rob joined the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company on June 1, 2011, as Vice President of Sales responsible for confection and baking products for retail partners across the United States along with...

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John Dodge

Vice President of Operations

John joined Ghirardelli Chocolate Company in 2009 as Vice President of Operations responsible for engineering, manufacturing operations, logistics, and customer service...

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Michelle Kwait

Vice President of Human Resources

Michelle began her career with Ghirardelli in 2011 with a focus on building global talent management programs for both Ghirardelli and its parent company, Lindt, helping to ensure the right people are...

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Yvo Smit

Vice President of Restaurant & Retail

After graduating with a master’s in public administration and some time as a logistics officer in the Dutch navy, Yvo decided to see something of the world and ended up...

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Steve Genzoli

Vice President of Quality Assurance / Research & Development

In this role, Steve is responsible for the overall product quality, research and development, packaging engineering and consumer response functions for the company...

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About Ghirardelli

The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products.

Incorporated in 1852 and in continuous operation ...