Leah Gootkind

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Senior Director of Brand Management

Leah Gootkind

A 26-year Natural Product Industry veteran and natural born health and wellness enthusiast, Leah’s journey started as a child with a health-conscious family that thrived on good food, close friends, and an entrepreneurial spirt. Through family-owned restaurants, catering, dinner groups and early introduction into health food stores, Leah’s path led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics/Nutrition followed by Certification as a Holistic Health Counselor. 

Leah’s Industry experience began at Bread & Circus (then acquired by Whole Foods) in the Whole-Body Department where she spent 6 years in purchasing and management supporting consumer health & wellness. Through those years and time spent working with a Holistic Health Center she developed a passion for sale & marketing in the Natural and Organic brand industry which led her to join the Topline Marketing startup team – a rapidly developing & highly acclaimed independent brokerage in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic where she held several roles throughout the years, contributing to the success of this business. 

Leah joined the Presence team in 2012 via the acquisition of Topline Marketing, starting as the Northeast Brand/Sales Manager and followed by holding a National Brand Manager position where she oversees Growth Strategy and Execution for the Nutrition Body Care portfolio. Leah is a values-forward leader driving business success with a strong bias for kindness, excellence, consistency, and action. 

Leah lives in the beautiful state of Maine, raising two daughters with her Partner, Brooks. You can find her exploring the coastlines by land and sea, getting dirty in her garden, and soaking up all the special moments in life.