University of Tennessee, Knoxville, bachelor’s degree
University of Minnesota Carlson School, MBA
As president and chief executive officer of Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) – General Mills’ joint venture with Nestlé – David Clark is responsible for a nearly $2 billion global cereal business that distributes to more than 130 countries outside of North America.
Before assuming that role on May 1, 2018, Clark was president of U.S. Retail Yogurt.
Clark was previously president of Häagen-Dazs International. Before accepting that role, he was vice president of Big G cereal.
In July 2007, Clark began leading the development and execution of growth strategies for several iconic brands including Wheaties, Total, Chex, and Fiber One.
He was recognized among the Marketing Top 50 by Advertising Age in 2008.
From November 2003 to July 2007, Clark was the marketing director of General Mills Foodservice.
From 1997 to 2003, Clark held various marketing roles, including marketing manager for Progresso and Green Giant, and associate marketing manager for Old El Paso.
Clark’s early career experience in marketing research, category management and sales were instrumental in building a foundational understanding of consumer behavior and the consumer goods industry.