Hostess Brands Inc., a leading sweet snacks company, announced that Travis Leonard will join the company May 11, 2022, as chief financial officer.
Leonard will oversee all financial matters as the company works to implement and deliver the long-term growth algorithm announced at its Investor Day on March 1. He succeeds interim CFO Mike Gernigin, who has been acting in this role since November 2021 and will remain with the company as chief accounting officer. Gernigin will report to Leonard.
Leonard joins Hostess Brands with more than 25 years of global financial executive experience. Prior to joining Hostess Brands, he served as senior vice president and CFO of the Medical segment at Cardinal Health, where he led a global finance organization supporting a $16.7 billion revenue medical products, distribution and services business. He joined Cardinal Health in 2018 as corporate treasurer. Prior to this, he served in finance and corporate audit roles at Cargill. Earlier in his career, he spent nearly 14 years in various finance roles of increasing responsibility across multiple businesses at Kraft Foods.
Mr. Leonard earned his B.S. in finance and graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.