Jen Paragallo

Faculty Bio: Jen Paragallo

Concept Building, Proving, and Prototyping

Jen Paragallo is an experienced marketer with a passion for building and scaling challenger brands and solving meaningful consumer problems through smart innovation. She started her career as a management consultant at Bain & Company and has since gone on to hold marketing leadership roles at several CPG B corps.

She is currently chief marketing officer at Tillamook Country Smoker, producer of premium protein-packed meat snacks, hand-crafted on the Oregon coast since 1975, and a top five player in the meat snacks category. Ms. Paragallo was formerly vice president of marketing for Fishpeople Seafood, a pure, wild, and sustainable seafood B Corp, focused on enabling consumers to get to know their seafood through product traceability from pole to plate. Prior to that, as brand director, then senior brand director, she was a founding member of the team that envisioned, built and launched Revolution Food’s CPG business unit from an idea to a multi-million dollar business. In that role she was responsible for brand positioning, consumer target definition and optimized food and packaging design for the first natural alternative to Lunchables.

Jen holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a BS in Marketing and International Business from Georgetown University. She makes her home in Lake Oswego, Oregon with her husband Brad, their two children Maya and Austin and an imaginary pug.

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