James White

Co-Founder and Chair of the Board

Directors Academy

James White is a transformational leader with over 3 years as a CEO and operating executive in the consumer products, retail, and restaurant industries. An experienced board director/advisor with 15 years of experience in a dozen public and private board appointments.

He is the former chair, president and CEO of Jamba Juice where he led the successful turnaround and transformation of the company from a made-to-order smoothie shop to a global, healthy active lifestyle brand. Prior to his role at Jamba, James also held senior executive positions at Safeway Stores, Inc., the Gillette Company, and NestleĢ-Purina PetCare.

James currently serves on the boards of Adtalem Global Education, Panera Bread Company-JAB Holdings, Simply Good Foods, and Schnucks. He previously served on the boards of Callidus Cloud, Hillshire Brands, Ocean Spray, and several other boards. His non-profit board experience includes Directors Academy, where he also is a founding member and currently board chair, as well as Fair Trade USA where he is also board chair. He previously served on the non-profit boards of the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center, The Organic Center, and the Network of Executive Women.