Michele Fite is the Chief Commercial Officer of Motif Ingredients, a food ingredient innovations company. A visionary food business leader & nutrition expert, Michele drives commercial strategy and execution for Motif, leading teams in business development, marketing, sales and product management.
In Michele’s prior role as President of Kerry’s Dairy and Culinary segment of their Taste and Nutrition Division, she capitalized on Kerry’s renowned history, brand equity, and innovative perspective to drive growth for the publicly traded world leader in the food and beverage industry.
Before that, Michele served as President of Cadena Bio, a pioneering microbiome nutrition company focused on reshaping human health. Michele led the integration of Cadena Bio into Kaleido Biosciences, a Flagship Venture Labs company, specializing in the development of novel chemistries that modulate the microbiome to revolutionize human health through the treatment of diseases and the maintenance of optimal health. She also led development of product for two lead clinical candidates for pharma and nutrition platforms, scaling up pilot manufacturing capabilities, contributing to regulatory design and piloting nutritional program.
Prior to Cadena Bio, Michele held strategic leadership roles at DuPont’s Nutrition & Health Solae and Health sectors, American Greetings, and Nestle. She has also spoken at a number of top industry events including the Saint Louis Business Marketing Association, the World Food Technology & Innovation Forum in London, the Gulf Food Conference in Dubai, the Saint Louis Children’s Hospital, and the Sustainable Foods Summit in Amsterdam, and has been quoted Bloomberg Businessweek, The News Tribune, Food Business News, Nutraingredients and more.