Career at a Glance
Sam Rovit leads our Strategy and Information Systems teams at Kraft Foods. He’s held this role since joining the company in February, 2011.
Prior to joining Kraft Foods, Sam was, a senior partner with Bain & Company, and CEO of Swift & Company
Sam spent 19 of the last 23 years at Bain, in its Boston, London, Sydney, San Francisco, and most recently, Chicago offices. At various times, he led Bain’s Global M&A Practice; helped launch Bain’s Corporate Renewal Group, a turn around and restructuring practice; and founded Bain’s Food and Agribusiness Practice.
He has written numerous articles on mergers and acquisitions, and co-authored the Harvard Business School Press book, “Mastering the Merger: Four critical decisions that make or break the deal” (2004).
From 2005 to 2007, Sam ran Swift, a $10 billion meat processor and at the time the second largest red-meat company in the world. He led the sale of the business to JBS of Brazil.
He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School; a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy degree from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University; and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy Studies from Duke University
Five Facts From Sam
Childhood career ambition: Foreign correspondent
Favorite Kraft Foods product: Triscuit crackers, Oscar Mayer salami and Cracker Barrel cheese have sustained me on many a backpacking trip.
Why I am passionate about my job? Strategy is about making choices and focusing your resources to better serve customers and beat the competition, my two favorite outcomes.
Something that few people know about me: I worked on a custom cutting crew harvesting wheat for a summer.