William D. Levisay
For more than 25 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 customers and fellow associates make a lasting impression on everyone around him.
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 who lead the successful sale of Bolthouse Farms to The Campbell’s Soup Company in 2012.
As he has done throughout his professional career, Bill continues to help executives 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.
Spending eighteen years at The Coca-Cola Company, Levisay last served as Senior Vice President, Foodservice Sales. Previously, he served as the Senior Vice President, Retail Sales where he was accountable for sales across the top 100+ national retailers and where he helped create the shopper marketing capability for Coke. Prior to those roles, he held various marketing and sales management positions within The Coca-Cola Company.
Bill began his career in brand management at Kimberly Clark, before moving to Kraft Foods where he progressed through successive marketing assignments. He oversaw some of the largest and fastest growing brands within the Kraft Dairy Division, including his role as Group Brand Manager for Breyer’s Ice Cream.
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. An experienced public speaker, Bill has addressed groups large and small, broadly spanning industries, topics, and settings. Bill and his wife of 27 years, Jennifer Saliers, live in Atlanta with their two children, Bryson age 16 and Marie age 14.