Jane Miller is a 30-year food industry executive with experience dealing with start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. She is also the founder Janeknows.com, a career advice website geared towards young leaders starting their careers. As the author of Sleep your Way to the Top (and other myths about business success), she provides a blend of Sheryl Sandberg and Chelsea Handler style advice for today’s young professionals to navigate the modern workplace.
Jane is currently the CEO of HannahMax Cookie Chips. Previously, she was as the CEO and President of Charter Baking Company, a private-equity backed rollup of organic and natural bakeries.
Over the course of her career, Jane was part of an executive team that brought Hostess out of bankruptcy, worked for HJHeinz as the Chief Growth Officer and then the President of the UK & Ireland Division, and she ran the Western division of Bestfoods Baking. The first fourteen years of her career were at PepsiCo, where she rose to be the President of the Central division of Frito-Lay.
Jane currently serves as a board member at the University of Colorado Leeds Business School, Eldorado Springs Artesian Water and Madhava Sweeteners. Her involvement as a mentor for young professionals and start-ups resulted in her being named the Lifetime Achievement Award Winner for the Denver Business Journal in 2013, the Boulder Chamber of Commerce’s Women Who Light the Community in 2015 and the Naturally Boulder Industry Leader Award in 2016. In 2015, Jane established the Jane Knows Scholarship Fund at Leeds supporting students who are the first in their family to go to college.
Jane has a Russian Studies degree from Knox College in Galesburg, IL, where she will be receiving a 2017 Alumni Achievement Award, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.