In 2018, Rick Davis founded the Davis Development Group to provide thought leadership and strategic advisory services to the CPG industry following his retirement from the Kellogg Company at the end of 2017. This newly formed organization is focusing on driving improved data, analytics, insights, and process improvements across the demand chain for multiple clients.
He began his career in the consumer packaged goods industry with the Kellogg Sales Company as a Sales Representative, working his way up to numerous Vice President level roles. Across these roles, he has been responsible for numerous functions including Distribution & Logistics, Sales & Demand Planning, Integrated Business Planning, Business Analytics, Sales Technology, Data Governance, Business Intelligence, Sales Reporting, and Reverse Logistics.
Originally from Arkansas, Davis received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Arkansas State University. He now resides in Battle Creek, Michigan with his wife Amy. They have 6 children and 10 grandchildren.
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