Your Trusted Team of CPG Experts

Our team boasts a mix of former CPG founders and longtime industry veterans. We've worked with brands as big, and as small, as you can get. With decades of collective experience, and this unique background, we are the perfect partner for your consumer brand's innovation goals.

Our Team

Zach DeAngelo

Chief Executive Officer

Two Truths & A Lie

  • My Grandmother is an award-winning mystery author
  • I was born in Dallas Texas and had a wicked drawl
  • I once tried to re-create the majestic journey of James and the Giant Peach and got stuck in an oversized gourd
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Lanning Ardente

VP, Partnerships and Business Development

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I teach yoga
  • I have a French Bulldog named Louie Provolone
  • I have run two marathons
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Kevin Mannering

General Manager, Pitchable

Two Truths & A Lie

  • My favorite color is blue
  • I previously worked in construction
  • I've acted with an Academy Award winner
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Robin Puskas

Chief Innovation Officer

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I used to work in a cheese cave under Bleeker Street
  • As a child, I wanted to grow up to be an inventor
  • I've tried a cheesecake made with camel's milk and it was delicious
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Scott Hines

VP, Operations

Two Truths & A Lie

  • Sustainable construction is a passion and I've been the general contractor on a build site
  • I've scuba dived in a geothermal crater
  • I've visited six of the seven continents
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Sarah Casagrande

VP, Retail Sales

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I hate to bake but love to cook
  • I was a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and used my "phone a friend" ┬áto call my high school English teacher
  • I have eaten ice cream (Cherry Garcia, to be exact) with Ben and Jerry, at Jerry's house in VT
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Walker Angell

VP, Engineering

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I can't eat enough seaweed
  • I'm a terrible liar
  • I love cold and wet weather
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Annie Anthony

Operations Manager

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I won a college scholarship from Little Caesars after being crowned one of the fastest pizza makers in the country
  • I've graced the cover of a Japanese Cat Magazine
  • I've met the Queen of England
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Dan Barnes

Director, Retail Sales Strategy

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I met my wife at a train station in Cuzco, Peru
  • I was on a national championship bowling team
  • I was once a balloon handler during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Ed Davidson

Senior Director, Operations

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I have set up networks for the CIA
  • My name is listed on a monument in Reykjavic, Iceland
  • I can operate at least 8 different types of Heavy Equipment
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Ryan Graff

Associate Food Scientist

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I sang in an a capella group in college
  • I got concussed while snowboarding
  • I have raced next to Olympic swimmers
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Uzair Hashmi

Operations Analyst

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I was known as El-Magician
  • I have been to the base camp of the deadliest mountain
  • I'm allergic to peanuts
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Robin Italiano

Sales Support Manager

Two Truths & A Lie

  • Before working in the Natural Food Industry I worked in the Financial Industry
  • I like to wire wrap jewelry for fun
  • I love going to live sporting events
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Salar Bin Javaid

Senior Operations Analyst

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I can speak three languages
  • I was an engineer on an Airbus A321 test flight and helped fix the electrical systems when it was grounded
  • I rappelled off a five story building five times in the middle of a desert
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Ali Kokot

VP, Strategy and Operations

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I was the crime reporter for my college newspaper
  • I can roller-skate backwards
  • I speak four languages
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Lianna Lee

Director, Food Science

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I taught high school chemistry and physics for 3 years
  • I lived in three different countries growing up
  • I eat dessert three times a day
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Tiffany Lee

Senior Product Development Manager

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I used to do gymnastics, ice skating, and ballet as a kid
  • I tried waking up at 5am every day for a month
  • I once got a free upgrade to first class on a flight
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James Mannering

Chief Financial Officer

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I swam in the Amazon River
  • I've lived within 10 miles of where I was born my entire life (including college)
  • I once caddied for Luke Wilson
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Christine Morse

VP, People

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I'm related to Benjamin Franklin
  • I was a tap dancer for 16 years
  • I love to snack on pickled ginger
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Allie Olivier

Senior Sales Manager

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I used to deliver local yogurt to Martha Stewart's home in Maine
  • I lived on an island off the coast of Rhode Island
  • I was once in a competitive air band; I played the air bass.
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Erica Pesso

Senior Brand Manager

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I hung a flag on top of Everest Base Camp
  • I once broke up a Pitbull fight and was bitten straight through to my bone
  • I used to be a stunt double
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Cori Stevens

Operations Manager

Two Truths & A Lie

  • On a whim I went on a solo trip to Paris without any understanding of the French language
  • I know all the words to the 1987 movie Spaceballs
  • My parents thought I was a boy and kept my middle name as Alexander
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Melissa Traverse

Client Sales Manager

Two Truths & A Lie

  • I spent a summer as a deckhand on a fishing boat in Bristol Bay in Alaska
  • I was a Pan Am flight attendant and flew DOD charters to Gitmo
  • A flock of chickens once cost me my job at an organic farm
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