Walt is a seasoned business executive with more than 30 years of experience. From 1988 through 2001, Walt held a number of senior operating positions with Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive Company, most recently as Vice President of Supply Chain. Starting in 2001, Walt served in executive roles with American Italian Pasta Company, including Senior Vice President – Supply Chain and Logistics and Executive Vice President – Operations and Supply Chain, ultimately becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2008. Upon American Italian Pasta’s sale to Ralcorp Holdings in 2010, Walt served as both President of American Italian Pasta and as Corporate Vice President at Ralcorp until its sale to ConAgra Foods, Inc. in 2013. Walt is the founder and President of G3 Consulting, LLC, a boutique advisory firm specializing in value creation in small and mid-market companies. Walt is also the President and serves on the board of Old World Spice & Seasonings, Inc., and serves on the boards of Freshpet, Inc. and Vision Bank Holdings, Inc. Walt holds an MBA from Rockhurst University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Communication Studies from Drury University.