BONNIE HENRY BIO
Bonnie has 30 years of proven entrepreneurial and leadership experience across multiple industries; 13 of those years with P&L responsibility. Her success in launching new ventures both internally and externally is supported by her unique blend of experience as a successful entrepreneur, general manager, and strategy consultant. She has worked with both large and early stage companies including: Frito-Lay, Pillsbury, Estée Lauder, Ross Stores, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital (Atlanta).
Bonnie was the co-founder of Hellas International, Inc. where she developed the preeminent brand of Greek specialty foods in North America. She successfully sold that company to Krinos Foods in 2004. Following the sale of Hellas, she founded her early stage business advisory services, DKH Business Advisors. After 10 years working with entrepreneurs, Bonnie founded GF Solutions, a gluten-free private label and contract manufacturing company based in Methuen, MA. GF Solutions has its own proprietary formulations in the breads, pizza, and baked goods categories serving regional and national customers. She currently serves as its Managing Partner. Bonnie also sits on the Boards of several food products companies.
Bonnie received her undergraduate BS degree from State University of New York at Plattsburg with a double major in Business Administration and Communications. She earned her MBA from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and was a Fellow at the Industrial Research Unit. She has served as a judge for Penn’s annual business startup competition for the past 8 years. In 2015, she was invited to become a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier comprised of women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality.
Specialties: strategic issue analysis, strategic positioning, new channel development, product development processes and driving operating results