Prior to founding CST Consulting in 2012, Mike Waks was Vice President of Global External Development at Kraft Foods. Mike helped lead the transformation of Kraft from a predominately North American company reliant on traditional grocery categories to a firm with significant presence in developing countries which has the largest global confectionery portfolio. His team executed over 40 transactions valued in the aggregate at $40 billion.
Before joining Kraft in 2005. Mike held Corporate Development and Strategy positions at Altria, WorkNet, AT&T, Unilever, United Brands, and Air Products & Chemicals. He has also worked in Strategic Market Research at Unilever.
Mike graduated with a BA from Northwestern University and received his MBA from Northwestern’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. While at Northwestern he received the Rosenfeld scholarship in Economics, and was an econometrics research assistant.