Meet The Team

Gerardo Mazzeo

Global Innovation Director

Gerardo heads up the HENRi team, leading our efforts to connect Nestlé stakeholders with innovators and start-ups. In doing so, he hopes to create partnerships that can enhance lives and contribute to a better future.

He has worked at Nestlé in commercial and marketing roles for twenty years, covering categories from pet care and frozen food to confectionery.

Since September 2012 he has led Nestlé’s global innovation activities, helping find new and innovative ways to solve challenges across the business.

Filippo Catalano

Chief Information Officer

Filippo leads the digital marketing, consumer and omni-channel technology platforms for Nestlé globally, from innovation to operations. He has worked on open innovation programs and startup partnerships over the course of his 18+ year career in the FMCG industry. 

As part of the HENRi team, Filippo will be instrumental in bringing the best technology capabilities and solutions into the Nestlé landscape, with an emphasis on speed and agility. 

Mark Brodeur

VP Digital Marketing Innovation

Mark has over 20 years’ global management experience in Brand Marketing, Sustainability and CSR and now leads a team responsible for engaging the best and brightest start-ups in Silicon Valley and other innovation hotspots around the world.

At HENRi, he'll use his Silicon Valley Innovation Outpost experience to drive a more effective and rapid “outside in” approach to innovation, using his network of tech partners and start-up contacts to connect Nestlé with innovative solutions.

Goran Kukic

VP IT Innovation

Goran leads Nestle’s global Digital Consumer Innovation efforts from the technology perspective, finding innovation partners, start-ups and established tech partners.

His current focus is on novel digital technologies, focusing principally on Digital Marketing and e-Commerce, especially through IoT, voice and AR/VR technologies.

Christine Koppinger

Digital Marketing Innovation Manager

Christine has 10 years of experience driving digital innovation in retail, fintech, and education, as well as consulting both startups and C-Level executives of Fortune 500 companies, in the areas of open innovation and startup collaboration. 

At HENRi, Christine is focused on digital marketing innovation, working closely with brands, startups, and external partners to develop cutting-edge digital solutions that drive engaging brand experiences.

Josh Baillon

Sr. Digital Innovation Manager

Josh comes from a 15-year background in technology consulting, with a focus on enterprise architecture, systems integration, and mobile computing.

Driven by a passion to innovate, Josh is an entrepreneur at heart, and even created an internet-based animation start-up along the way.

At HENRi, Josh will be supporting internal teams and selected startups to help bring pilots to life, at the intersection of marketing and technology.

Max Andaker

Digital Innovation Manager

Max is a digital innovation enthusiast with 8 years of experience from both Digital Marketing and R&D Innovation Management at the Nestlé Health Science business unit. 

In the context of HENRi, he will provide support and expertise for various digital innovation initiatives.