Steve Goers, Vice President of Open Innovation and Investment Strategy, Kraft Foods
Steven Goers is Vice President of Open Innovation & Investment Strategy for Kraft Foods. In this role, Steve leads Open Innovation initiatives for Kraft focused on levering external innovation as an enabler to accelerate growth. He is also responsible for RD&Q Knowledge Management, Intellectual Property and External Investment strategies. Steve assumed this assignment in 2007.
Steve has twenty-seven years of R&D experience at Kraft Foods. Over his career, Steve has held several leadership positions across the R&D organization including strategy, product development, new technology discovery, and breakout new product development supporting the Beverages, Coffee, Desserts, and Cereal businesses, in both the U.S. as well as Banbury, England.
Steve holds a PhD in Biochemistry & Microbiology from Rutgers University, New Jersey; MS in Biology from SUNY Binghamton, NY and a BA in Biology from Gordon College, Wenham, MA.