Paul Smucker Wagstaff

Executive Advisor
Food & Beverage

Paul Smucker Wagstaff is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Embassy Park, a merchant banking and advisory firm focused on the consumer-packaged food industry. Paul’s experience stems from a lifelong involvement in his family’s business at J.M. Smucker Company, where he was a long-time senior executive, most recently serving as the President of the US Retail Consumer Foods Division, a $2.3 billion unit where he led all aspects of the business including eight plants and more than 1,300 employees.

Mr. Wagstaff has served on numerous public company, private organization and non-profit boards of directors. Mr. Wagstaff has an MBA in International Business from Pepperdine University and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from The College of Wooster.

Notable Experience

  • CEO, Eagle Family Foods Group LLC
  • President, U.S. Retail Consumer Foods, J.M. Smucker Company
  • President, U.S. Retail Oils & Baking, J.M. Smucker Company
  • Exec. Manager, Food Service & Beverages, J.M. Smucker Company

Areas of Expertise

  • New Product Development & Launch
  • Brand Development
  • Consumer Trends & Branding
  • Acquisition Assessment & Integration
  • High Performance Team Management

Industries Served

  • Pet Food
  • Ingredients
  • Salty Snacks
  • Shelf-Stable Foods
  • Baked Goods
  • Beverages
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