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Leadership Team

Christopher Pratt, Founder & CEO

Christopher Pratt
Founder & CEO

With a Masters degree from Cornell in Electrical Engineering, Chris moved to California to design battery powered and hybrid electric cars. His passion for zany confections inspired him to create CandyWarehouse.com in 1998, near the peak of the "dot com boom."

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Favorite Candy: Jujubes

Peilin Pratt, Vice Persident

Peilin Pratt
Vice President

With a J.D. from Harvard Law School, Peilin started her career working on mergers and acquisitions at Skadden Arps, deemed by Forbes Magazine as "Wall Street’s most powerful law firm." Peilin has also held executive positions at CBS Studios and Fox Cable Networks, negotiating talent and licensing deals. Peilin joined CandyWarehouse.com in 2009.

Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Favorite Candy: Chocolate Insects

Kenan Alexander, Operations Manager

Kenan Alexander
Director of Operations

Kenan Alexander joined the CandyWarehouse team with over 20 years of upper management and executive management experience in industries as diverse as commercial development and software development. Kenan’s extensive background allows him to offer a unique perspective on management and warehouse operations.

Hometown: Winter Park, Colorado
Favorite Candy: Gummi Cola Bottles

Evans Boney, Director of Marketing

Evans Boney
Director of Marketing

With a PhD in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and undergraduate degrees in Chemstry, Physics, and Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Evans co-founded H-Bar LLC (an innovative tutoring company). Evans led the company as CEO for five years and currently sits on its board of directors. Evans joined CandyWarehouse in 2014.

Hometown: Swepsonville, North Carolina
Favorite Candy: Cadbury Creme Eggs

Marc Jacobs, Creative Director

Marc Jacobs
Creative Director

A seasoned creative director with an extensive background in interactive and traditional design work, Marc joined CandyWarehouse in April 2011. Prior to joining CandyWarehouse, Marc developed both FreshDirect.com (the award-winning online grocer of New York City) and SonyMusic.com (including websites for Sony Music artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Mariah Carey). Marc holds a Masters of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Hometown: Menlo Park, California (Silicon Valley)
Favorite Candy: Bulls Eyes Caramel Creams

Murray Slenn, Director of Operations

Murray Slenn
Director of Procurement and Logistics

With a Business Administration/Finance degree from the University of Texas, Austin, Murray owned, operated, and later sold two successful businesses prior to heading west and joining CandyWarehouse in 2012. Murray brings with him the expertise of running staffs of over one hundred employees, scaling operations, and executing complex initiatives in a constantly changing business environment.

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Favorite Candy: Milk Duds and frozen Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Katie Alicea, Customer Service Manager

Katie Alicea
Customer Service Manager

With a B.A. in Psychology from Marshall University, Katie began her career as an administrator in the medical field – overseeing physician compliance requirements and patient communication along with scheduling, billing, and insurance coverage.  As a hospital administrator at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, Katie managed the resident programs and served as clerkship coordinator for the departments of Neurology and Otolaryngology. Katie later moved to Fort Lauderdale and worked as the relationship manager for the president of a non-profit, One Hope.  Katie is the proud mom of two boys who love bath time, playing outside, and of course, candy!

Hometown: Buckhannon, West Virginia
Favorite Candy: Skittles

Mimi Kwan-Nguyen, Finance Manager

Mimi Kwan-Nguyen
Finance Manager

Previously the Finance Manager at CBT Planet, Mimi joined CandyWarehouse in June 2000. Serving as the company’s "number-cruncher," Mimi is focused on accounting and financial planning.

Favorite Candy: Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears

Mario Silva, Warehouse Manager – East Coast

Mario Silva
Warehouse Manager – East Coast

Mario has been a member of the CandyWarehouse team since August 2006. He is dedicated to facilitating smooth and seamless warehouse operations.

Favorite Candy: Bubblegum

Luis Toscano, Warehouse Manager – West Coast

Luis Toscano
Warehouse Manager – West Coast

Previously a part of the Street Team at radio station K-Earth 101 in Los Angeles, Luis brought his strong interpersonal skills to the CandyWarehouse staff in October of 2007. Running a tight operation, Luis maintains a productive environment for receiving, warehousing, and shipping inventory, and oversees stock control and order processing.

Favorite Candy: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Strawberry Sour Belts