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Expert in Food Innovation

Expert ID: 735436 New York, USA

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Expert is the founder of a futurist food lab that explores what the companies food system could look like in the next 5-25 years, through experiences and concept products. Expert is also co-founder of a food innovation company that helps companies create strategies and products that are better for people, planet, and profit. Expert’s experience in food design & innovation has covered a wide range over the past 13 years.

Prior to his food lab and food innovation company, Expert led product development initiatives on the Innovation & New Ventures team at Chobani. Expert focused on building out their savory platform and drove food design from consumer insights, to ideation, to food and brand development, to business planning and production. Expert also founded the Studiofeast supperclub, a collective that uses food to design experiences that range from the artful, to the educational, to the hedonistic. Expert is a frequent speaker on food innovation and has been featured in many conferences and publications such as CNBC, Bloomberg, Fast Company, Natural Products Expo, The Fancy Food Show, Smart Kitchen Summit, The Culinary Institute of America, The National Restaurant Association, PSFK, and more.

He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Partnership for a Healthier America. He has a business degree from the University of Michigan and design from the Parsons School of Design. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2004 Degree: Subject: Graphic Design Institution: Parsons School of Design- The New School
Year: 2002 Degree: BBA Subject: Marketing & Accounting Institution: University of Michigan- Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Co-Founder and Co-CEO Department: Responsibilities: A community-driven platform for building and launching deliciously healthy and sustainable food companies. We’re rethinking the way food is made. Starting with community. The Alpha Community. Join our community to help develop, test, and get early access to food designed for your tastes and values.

We are a company created from the founders of Food+Tech Connect, S2G Ventures, and The Future Market, based in NYC.
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Founder Department: Responsibilities: A conceptual grocery store from the year 2005. Company is a pop-up grocery store opening in NYC Summer of 2015 that features concept products and experiences. Our goal is to raise the bar for food innovation today by thinking more ambitiously about tomorrow.
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO & Founder Department: Responsibilities: A Food Design + Innovation Agency. We help the food world design incredible products and experiences.

Company is an innovation agency designed for the world of food. We are a collective of design thinkers, business strategists, chefs and product designers obsessed with creating better edible products and experiences.
Years: 2013 to 2015 Employer: AccelFoods, LLC Title: Innovation Director Department: Responsibilities: AccelFoods is a national packaged food and beverage accelerator with a dedicated investment fund. We offer entrepreneurs funding, engaged support from an operating team, experienced mentors and corporate partners for a period of 5 months. For a full list of AccelFoods' mentors and strategic partners, and to keep track of its portfolio companies.

Four entrepreneurs comprise each class, which run for five months each.

Our portfolio includes the following amazing companies:
Exo: The brainchild of two former Brown University roommates, New York-based Exo makes all-nautral protein bars with cricket flour, a revolutionary and sustainable insect-based protein source.
Jaali Bean: Jaali Bean, based in Chicago, creates authentic east-to-make lentil-based side and soup kits features whole spices and exotic flavors.
KOLAT: Create by a nutritionist in Denver, CO, KOLAT is a natural, nutrient sense line of alternative nut butter spreads. KOLAT serves as a tasty snack that satisfies 50% of the Recommended Daily Value of vitamins per individual serving with no added sugar.
Whynatte: Whynatte keeps you going - night or day, work or play. It's the only all-natural read-to-drink coffee that's designed to be enjoyed on its own or mixed with a wide variety of spirits.
Years: 2013 to 2014 Employer: Chobani Title: Innovation & Product Design Manager Department: Responsibilities: Create new products and experiences for Chobani.
Years: 2009 to 2013 Employer: Bond Strategy and Influence Title: Director of Strategy Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2005 to 2009 Employer: American Express Title: Interactive Development Manager Department: Responsibilities:

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