The Honest Company, a digitally-native, mission-driven brand focused on leading the clean lifestyle movement, announced today that James White, former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jamba, Inc., and Susan Gentile, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of H.I.G. Capital Management, will both be joining the company’s board of directors effective upon it becoming a public company.
“We are pleased to welcome James to our board of directors, each bringing a tremendous amount of experience and insight to our work,” said Nick Vlahos, CEO of The Honest Company. “James will join Honest at an exciting time as we continue to deepen our relationship with our consumers and fulfill our mission of inspiring everyone to love living consciously. We are confident that he will help drive our business forward.”
“James’ diverse expertise is a welcome addition to our board of directors,” said Jessica Alba, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Honest Company. “As our company continues to expand our reach across categories in the clean space, the background he will bring to Honest will help ensure we continue to reflect the needs and wants of our consumers and the communities we serve in all that we do.”
In addition, effective upon the date he will join The Honest Company’s board of directors, Mr. White will become its new chair of the board.
Mr. White will join The Honest Company’s board with nearly 30 years of professional experience in the CPG and retail industries, including past roles at Jamba, Inc., Safeway Inc., The Gillette Company and Nestle S.A. He is also a current board member of Affirm Holdings Inc., Medallia, Inc., The Simply Good Foods Company and Adtalem Global Education Inc. (formerly DeVry Education Group Inc).