Chief Executive Officer
Daryl G. Brewster brings 30 years of business experience to the non-profit world. He has held senior executive and director positions with several Fortune 500 companies, both in the US and abroad. Mr. Brewster has run five multi-billion dollar businesses, led four global enterprises, launched over a dozen $100+ million platforms, been credited with the turnaround of several struggling businesses and played a lead role in some 30 M&A transactions. He has also been active in non-profit initiatives throughout his business career. He believes that the role of business is to meet unmet needs, and that leading companies have both a responsibility and an opportunity to invest in addressing societal challenges. As CEO of CECP, Mr. Brewster and the CECP staff encourage and support the world’s leading companies to become a force for good in society. Founded by Paul Newman and several well-known CEOs 15 years ago, CECP was designed by CEOs to support CEOs and their executive teams while advancing the notion of socially responsible companies. Today, CECP partners with over 200 of the world's companies, which generate nearly $7 trillion in annual revenue, employ nearly 15 million people and invest over $20 billion in their communities. Prior to CECP, Mr. Brewster founded his own boutique consulting firm, focused on C-level executives, and served on several boards. Previously, he served as the turnaround Chief Executive Officer of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., where he and his team saved the troubled mid-cap sweet snack provider from insolvency while dramatically improving performance. Before that, Mr. Brewster was Group Vice President and President of Kraft’s $6 billion North American Snacks (Nabisco and Planters), Confections (Lifesavers and Altoids), Cereal (Post) and Pet (Milk-Bone) portfolio, the company’s largest. Mr. Brewster also headed Kraft’s North American International business, launched its first-ever Global Biscuit Council and led its global category best practices. He began with Nabisco in 1996, serving as President of the multi-billion dollar Planters Specialty Products Company, following stints as the Managing Director of Campbell's UK/European operation and the first Vice President of Campbell’s Global Brand Management. Mr. Brewster joined Campbell’s as Business Director of its U.S. Soup portfolio. He started his career in consumer goods at Kraft-General Foods, holding positions of increasing responsibility. A New Jersey native, Mr. Brewster was graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, from the University of Virginia and received a Master of Business Administration degree with honors from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School in 2005. Mr. Brewster has served on public, privately-held and non-profit boards. Currently, he sits on the boards of several fast-growth consumer companies as well as the RWJ Foundation-sponsored Healthy Kids Partnership directed at reducing childhood obesity and the CIFF-funded Mana effort focused on relieving world hunger. He also served on the New Jersey Governor’s transition committee for Growth and Economic Development. He and Renee’, his wife of 30 years, reside in Brookside, N.J., where they have raised four daughters and were named volunteers of the year.