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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 80 countries worldwide. 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 is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of the best companies to work for by U.S. News & World Report, one of America’s most responsible companies by Newsweek, recognized on Fast Company’s list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators, received a perfect score of 100 on the 2023–24 Corporate Equality Index and has received numerous 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 Austin Real Estate Investment Trust, the Development Corporation of Austin and Austin Youth Soccer Association, and is President of Mower County Curling Club and 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
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