Marla Gottschalk is Chief Executive Officer of The Pampered Chef®, where she leads The Pampered Chef’s executive team. Gottschalk joined The Pampered Chef® in December 2003 as President and Chief Operating Officer and was named Chief Executive Officer in May 2006.
Gottschalk came to The Pampered Chef® from Kraft Foods, Inc., where she worked for 14 years. During her time at Kraft, she held a variety of positions including Executive Vice President and General Manager of Post Cereals and Senior Vice President, financial planning and investor relations.
A graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., Gottschalk earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting, and went on to receive a Master of Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
Gottschalk is a member of the Academy of Alumni Fellows of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and serves on the Kelley School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Underwriter Laboratories and Potbelly Sandwich Works and is a member of the American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer.