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Leadership Team

Mimi Kwan-Nguyen, CEO

Mimi Kwan-Nguyen

Previously the Finance Manager at K Alliance, Mimi joined CandyWarehouse in June 2000. Serving as the company’s "number-cruncher," Mimi is focused on accounting and financial planning. Now as owner of the company, Mimi plans total domination of the online candy industry!

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Favorite Candy: Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears

Hugh Nguyen, President

Hugh Nguyen
Vice President

Highly skilled in eCommerce, sales, and marketing, Hugh plans to put the company into high growth mode in all channels!

Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Favorite Candy: Sweet Soakers Candy Guns

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

Michael Yu, National Sales Director

Michael Yu
National Sales Director

Michael’s professional background has been vast and varied – with a long career in banking/ wealth management at Citigroup and then in marital and family therapy. With his extensive experience in both private and nonprofit sectors, Michael is now extending his expertise at organizational management and client relationship-building and retention to leading the sales team at CandyWarehouse. Michael has his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, his Masters in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary and serves on the Board of Eastside Academy, an alternative high school for at-risk youth. Michael keeps a stash of at least four different flavors of chewing gum in his car at all times. Michael joined CandyWarehouse.com in 2018.

Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Favorite Candy: Coffee Crisp Candy Bar

Mario Silva, Warehouse Manager – East Coast

Mario Silva
Warehouse Manager – West Coast

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

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Favorite Candy: Bubble Gum

Peilin Pratt, General Counsel

Peilin Pratt
General Counsel

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

Christopher Pratt, Founder

Christopher Pratt

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

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Swedish Fish Candy
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