Chris Kwiat

Chris Kwiat is the Vice President of Innovation at Welch’s, where she is responsible for bringing transformational new products to market and prioritizing the company’s top initiatives via Enterprise Portfolio Management. Over her 25-year career in the food and beverage industry, Chris has held various leadership positions in innovation, enterprise portfolio management, and research and development. She has successfully led organizations in both established and turn-around environments, leading teams to launch 400+ products to drive growth and improve profitability. Chris holds 2 patents in food technology, has led workshops on coaching executives in goal setting and feedback, and is a founding fellow of Boston University’s Innovation Quorum.