James D. White

by LP Green, II

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Jamba Juice

James D. White is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jamba Juice, a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand. Upon arriving at Jamba, White implemented a 3-year, disciplined strategic plan, dubbed the BLEND Plan, by which the company’s turnaround was achieved. The plan included transitioning company stores to franchise-owned, developing more disciplined cost controls, and building a leadership team of seasoned professionals to drive functional excellence across the enterprise.

Prior to Jamba, White was Senior Vice President of Consumer Brands for Safeway, Inc. with responsibility for brand strategy, innovation, manufacturing and commercial sales. White led the turnaround and transformation of Jamba Inc. by growing it to 750+ stores, $400 million system-wide sales and 100 million guests. In 2011, he appeared on the Bloomberg TV Series “The Mentor” as a mentor to a retail brand that was trying to expand. White volunteers his time and expertise to many non-profit organizations including The National Junior Tennis League, the Matthews Dickey’s Boys & Girls Club and The United Way.

White has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing from University of Missouri and a MBA from Fontbonne University.

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