Manos Spanos

Propelling growth by developing game-changing campaigns and driving innovation.

Manos is an incisive, high energy, and results driven C-Suite Executive with an impressive 21 year track record in three major global companies, J&J, PepsiCo and Danone, consistently driving profitable revenue growth and maximizing enterprise value across a number of US and International businesses.

Passionate, purpose-led brand builder, recognized for developing game-changing marketing campaigns and awarded for igniting innovation in the field of Marketing. A dynamic change agent with a strong communication and team building skills that loves to develop a people-oriented, high-performance culture

As Senior Vice President/CMO Brand Marketing - Yogurt BU at Danone NA, Manos was leading the Marketing Efforts for the largest Business Unit of Danone Globally, with Brands present in most American households including, Dannon, Danimals, Light & Fit, Oikos, Two Good and more…

In his prior role as SVP Marketing CoE, Manos was leading the transformation of Marketing Fundamentals in Danone, heading a large cross functional team that included Media, Insights, Analytics, Consumer Engagement and Design.

Prior to Danone, Manos had spent ten years with PepsiCo, with his last role being that of Marketing VP, Flavors and Energy Drinks, where he was tasked with developing the brands’ global communications and consumer activation platforms, leading the development of visual identity systems, deploying best-in-class social and digital strategies.

Born in Athens in 1976, Manos is an alumnus of Hartwick College of New York, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Miami, where he currently serves as Member of the Marketing Board for the UM School of Business. He will relocate to Plano, Tx with his wife, Daniela and two children Billy and Margaret.