Stephanie is Global Director Marketing and Innovation Food and founder of Nestlé’s Silicon Valley Innovation Outpost. This team was established in 2013 to identify new disruptive ways to engage with consumers and develop digitally-enabled services and novel business models. In this role Stephanie has forged partnerships with members of the Silicon Valley community including startups, venture capitalists and thought leaders alike.
Her work was honored in 2016, as she was named among Ad Age’s “40 Under 40”. Stephanie moved from Switzerland, her country of origin, to California to be closer to the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem and work directly with entrepreneurs. Before living in California Stephanie spent the last 5 years working for Nestlé in Europe. During this period she had different roles and responsibilities in marketing, including brand management for brands like Nescafé and Nesquik in Switzerland as well as in Germany. Stephanie holds a master’s degree in Marketing, Services and Communication Management from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).