Derek De La Mater
Derek De La Mater is Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for Conagra Brands. In this role, he leads the company’s Customer Leadership Organization in serving its retail customers, driving sales growth in grocery chains, broadline distributors, membership clubs, dollar and drug stores, c-stores and non-traditional outlets. Derek joined Conagra Brands, previously ConAgra Foods, in 1993 and has held a variety of customer-facing, sales operations and business development leadership roles, including President of Customer Development, and Executive Vice President and President of Sales.
Derek and Conagra Brands’ sales teams are dedicated to understanding the needs of retail customers and developing joint business plans that sustain shared value creation. Business plans are designed by leveraging Conagra Brands’ strength in consumer demand science, category leadership platforms, marketing services, e-commerce and collaborative product development with customers in all retail channels. Derek graduated from State University of New York with a Bachelor of Science in business administration.