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In his role as the Vice President of Corporate Development at Hormel Foods Nathan Annis is responsible for strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. He will also be responsible for ensuring the Hormel Foods pipeline for growth through acquisitions continues as part of its overall strategic imperatives.

Hormel Foods is a global branded food company with over $12 billion in annual revenue across more than 75 countries worldwide. Hormel Foods is a member of the S&P 500 Index and has been designated a S&P 500 Dividend King. Its brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, WHOLLY® Guacamole, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company has been named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three straight years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired food companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” list and was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek, among other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts.

Annis started with Hormel Foods in 2006 as senior financial analyst at the Hormel Foods Corporate Office and was named director of marketing for the company’s Dan’s Prize subsidiary in 2010. Two years later, Annis was named corporate manager of financial analysis. He advanced to director of investor relations in 2016 and was named director of investor relations, business planning and analysis in 2019. He assumed his current role in 2022. Prior to joining Hormel Foods, Annis worked as an analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Annis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Gustavus Adolphus College, a Master of Science degree in operations research from George Mason University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

He is a member of the Hormel Historic Home Board of Trustees, the Austin Community Growth Ventures Board of Directors, and the treasurer of the Austin Country Club.

Fast Facts

first job
Senior Financial Analyst
First Hormel Foods Job
Years with Hormel Foods

Nathan’s Favorite Product

Roasted Salsa Roja

Hormel Foods, to Nathan

  • Uncommon
  • Potential
  • Balanced

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