Sharon Flanagan


Lone Pine Advisors



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Sharon Flanagan is a Corporate Officer, and Senior Vice President of Strategy for TreeHouse Foods, Inc. TreeHouse Foods is a publicly traded (THS) $1.5B food manufacturer based in Westchester, IL. Her responsibilities range from developing strategic plans, to specific operating company initiatives, to guiding acquisition priorities.

Prior to joining TreeHouse in 2008, she was a partner with McKinsey & Company, Inc., a worldwide management consulting firm. At McKinsey, Sharon co-led the Consumer and Retail Practice for the Chicago Office for a number of years. Her functional knowledge is in Strategy, Operations and Marketing related issues. Some of her experience in the consumer and retail sectors included: developing a brand portfolio strategy for a leading consumer products company, delivering a 10% overall reduction in cost base for a major food manufacturer in a turnaround situation, developed turnaround consumer product strategy for a declining category leader and has been involved in multiple business development and post-merger situations. In addition to her consumer and retail experience, she directed a number of strategic plans for Chicago area non-profit institutions reflecting her passion for education and the arts. Prior to joining McKinsey in 1994, Sharon was an Assistant Marketing Manager at General Mills.

She is a dean’s list graduate of Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, a Bain & Company alumna, and graduate of Dartmouth College. She is active with many Chicago-based non-profit organizations including service on the Board of the Hubbard Street Dance Company, the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, Leadership Greater Chicago (Class of 2003) and until most recently, the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. She is a member of The Chicago Network and the Executive’s Club of Chicago and on the Steering Committee for Springboard, a women’s venture funding program. She resides in Evanston with her husband and two daughters.