Meet the team
susie fogelson, founder
Founder and CEO of F&Co, Susie Fogelson, is the former Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy at Food Network and Cooking Channel and the driving force in all aspects of strategy and marketing for both brands. Over the course of her career, Susie has cultivated and fine-tuned her expertise of the food-connected consumer and the food-marketing ecosystem. Susie founded F&Co to bring her skills to brands across categories, by uncovering insights and developing storytelling strategies to help them find relevance in today's marketplace.
Gary nelson, Chief creative strategist
Gary's background in award-winning creative, as well as strategy and media, results in a unique intersection of skills. At F&Co, he crafts brand food storytelling strategies, and helps brings those stories to life for the ever-evolving food connected audience. His background includes work with Fortune 500 clients across categories including: automotive, tech, CPG, financial services, travel, and entertainment.
Kathleen Ilch, Marketing Strategy
Former Vice President On & Off Air Media Strategy and Planning for Food Network and Cooking Channel, Katie spearheaded consumer facing messaging across all advertising platforms for both brands.She also drove the networks prosocial efforts, increasing the support and presence for FN’s exclusive prosocial partner, Share Our Strength across all network priorities, ultimately increasing the breadth and reach of their cause and message.