William D. Levisay
For more than 30 years, Bill Levisay has been at the forefront of leading teams, building brands and serving customers for some of America’s most iconic consumer products companies. His leadership skills and unique style of engagement with both customer and fellow associates make a lasting impression on everyone around him.
Since 2015, Bill’s primary focus has been on his consulting practice, Levisay Consulting, see more at www.Levisayconsulting.com . At Levisay Consulting, Bill works with a diverse group of companies; an Asian organic soup/broth/noodle company, a global pharmaceutical company, an award winning vineyard/winery, a ready-to-grow, ready-to-eat food company, a technology startup, a leading North American greenhouse produce company, an industry recognized leading Certified Medical Education company, among others. Additionally, Bill is currently a board member of two high growth private companies.
As he has done throughout his professional career, Bill continues to help others leave a lasting impression by “finding their legacy”, and is an active writer of a blog focused on lessons of life and leadership: www.fylegacy.blogspot.com. Bill has also developed a successful and impactful Leadership Camp; a three day retreat that focuses on developing innovative leadership skills.
Bill is an experienced public speaker and has addressed groups large and small spanning industries, topics and settings.
From 2009 to early 2015, Bill served as the Chief Customer Officer for Bolthouse Farms, a high growth natural/organic food and beverage company. He lead a period of accelerated performance at Bolthouse Farms, driving significant profitable revenue growth over his tenure; additionally, he was one of three senior executives/partners who lead the successful sale of Bolthouse Farms to The Campbell’s Soup Company in 2012.
Spending eighteen years at The Coca-Cola Company, Bill last served in the roles of Senior Vice President of North American Retail and Foodservice Sales. Prior to those roles, he held various marketing and sales management positions at The Coca-Cola Company.
Bill began is career in brand management at Kimberly Clark, before moving to Kraft Foods where he progressed through successive marketing assignments.
Bill holds a BA from the College of Wooster and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He is an active supporter of The College of Wooster, St. John’s Lutheran Church, The Paideia School and sits on the Governing Board of The Atlanta Community Food Bank. Bill and his wife of 30 years, Jennifer Saliers, live in Atlanta with their two children, Bryson age 18 and Marie age 16.