Christen has more than 14 years of marketing and sales experience in consumer packaged goods. She began her career at an agency specializing in retail/shopper marketing, working on Heinz, Philips Lighting and Nestlé, then transitioned to the sales side to work for national food broker CROSSMARK. There, she was responsible for selling in brands like Bayer, Colgate-Palmolive, GlaxoSmithKline, Dole, and Duncan Hines at the divisional level for Kroger and CVS Drugs nationally. When she was promoted to Kroger Team Leader, she became responsible for calling on Kroger at the headquarter level.
She returned to the agency side to work with PepsiCo at the Taco Bell headquarters, where she worked on all PepsiCo brands including Pepsi, Mtn. Dew, Aquafina, Tropicana, Gatorade, Lipton, Quaker and Frito-Lay. She developed and executed national promotions and new product launches including the Doritos Locos Taco and Baja Blast Freezes. In addition, Christen has managed several other accounts including House of Blues, Duraflame, The UPS Store and currently Starbucks.