COO at Double Good placed by Kincannon & Reed Executive Search

Double Good, a Chicago-based manufacturer of gourmet popcorn with a mission to create joy and support America’s youth, welcomed Aaron Scott to the organization as their Chief Operating Officer – Manufacturing.

“A data-driven decision maker, Aaron is a strategic and collaborative leader who is proactive in his approach,” Managing Director Paul Izenstark said. “His entrepreneurial spirit and genuine affinity for Double Good’s mission will benefit him greatly in this new role.”

A seasoned professional with over 15 years of extensive experience in the food and beverage manufacturing industry, Scott’s tenure in the industry spans a range of operational roles from multi-site plant management to most recently Chief Operating Officer at Charcuterie Artisans where he was a key member of the executive leadership team directly contributing to shaping the organizational strategy.

“Aaron is an expert communicator and a skilled decision-maker,” Managing Director Kimberly Bretz said. “He is known for his engaging leadership style and the high-performing environment it cultivates.”

In his role as Chief Operating Officer – Manufacturing, Scott will lead all operational areas of the business including production, planning, quality, supply chain, engineering, sanitation and distribution. He will collaborate with executive leadership at Double Good to develop, communicate and implement the strategic direction of the organization’s operations among other duties.

“Dynamic and hands-on, Aaron brings passion for empowering and developing teams to his new role,” Managing Director Lisa Johnson said. “He fosters a culture of collaboration, accountability and continuous improvement through visible, supportive leadership.”

Starting as a single kettle retail shop on Navy Pier in 1998, Double Good is a Chicago-based gourmet popcorn manufacturer with an industry-leading virtual fundraising platform for both non- and for-profit organizations. Teams and organizations can sell the popcorn virtually via link sharing and keep 50% of every dollar in sales, any sales directly through the website without any fundraising effort connected to it, Double Good provides 50% of the revenue to their foundation Double Good Kids – a 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing equitable experiences for children with special needs.