meet the team

Brendan Russ

Get to know Brendan Russ, one of our emerging leaders at Beech-Nut Nutrition!

  1. What do you love most about your career at BNN? My talented coworkers. Being able to work cross functionally, learn and develop with strong peers that challenge you to do better.
  2. What gets you out of bed in the morning? 3rd or 4th snooze alarm- Also getting that first cup of coffee.
  3. What’s your favorite perk to working at BNN? Breakfast is the most important and my favorite meal of the day, so I’d have to say the free oatmeal.
  4. What do you do to live a balanced life? When I’m at work I’m fully present and focused so on off hours I can take advantage of time to spend connecting with friends and family or pursuing hobbies.
  5. How would you describe BNN in 5 words or fewer? Talented, fast paced, & synergistic.
  6. What is your favorite Beech-Nut food? I love our Organic Banana Blueberry Avocado Pouch as well as our Naturals Mango jars.
  7. How would you describe your work style? I’m a consistent data driven team player. I like to roll up my sleeves, get involved, and fully support my team.
  8. If you could have dinner with someone living or dead who would it be? Some of my greatest influences in life were my grandparents; to get the chance to talk to them would be amazing.
  9. What is your favorite company or person to follow? Amazon
  10. What is your best life hack? Folding shirts properly when traveling; nothing’s worse than taking a shirt out of a travel bag and its all creased!
  11. What have you learned at BNN that you will never forget? To be resourceful and utilizing the subject matter expects that are right next to you and always willing to help. It’s that team effort that’s what makes Beech-Nut Nutrition successful.
  12. What is the weirdest job you have ever had? Overnight shift at Price Chopper stocking shelves while going to college- met some interesting people.
  13. What has been your biggest career success? Working for Beech-Nut- a company whose values mirror my own.
  14. What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader? I continue to challenge myself in my role each day, cross functional experiences with influential leaders are rich sources of growth and learning.
  15. What is your biggest outside interest? Sports. Reading about them, playing them or coaching them and staying in shape.
  16. What is a book you have read recently? “The Energy Bus,” by Jon Gordon
  17. How do you incorporate our mission (Delight Consumers by Conserving the Goodness of Nature) into your role every day? Ensuring that all the steps in the process are followed to provide the consumer with the most nutritious products.
  18. How and where do you find inspiration? Friends and family.
  19. What are you most passionate about in your role? Providing safe healthy and nutritious products for our consumers.
  20. What are three things still left on your bucket list? Visiting Europe, playing a round of golf at Augusta national, and attending a baseball game at Wrigley field.