Meet the Team

Helping early-stage food and beverage companies is what we do. Most of us have started brands of our own or been on founding teams. In fact, our team has over 100+ years of experience in the industry. We’re deeply familiar with the unique challenges/obstacles that you face in a rapidly evolving marketplace and uniquely positioned to help you solve them.

Salar
Bin Javaid
Operations Associate
two truths and 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
Ed
Davidson
Director, Data & Analytics
two truths and 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
Zach
DeAngelo
CEO/Founder
two truths and 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
Sheldon
Dsouza
Senior Director, Process Development
two truths and a lie
  • I dressed as a waiter to infiltrate the premier party for Bourne Supremecy and stood next to Matt Damon
  • I have a twin who is 10 minutes older
  • In the course of a year, I kitesurfed the west coast from Washington to Baja
C.V.
Howe
Vice President, Operations
two truths and a lie
  • I lived in Mr. Rogers' neighborhood growing up
  • I was a student studying Mandarin in Shanghai during the 2003 SARS outbreak
  • I can juggle up to five items at the same time
Tiffany
Lee
Product Development Associate
two truths and 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
James
Mannering
Vice President, Data & Analytics
two truths and 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
Rob
Maxwell
Vice President, Growth
two truths and a lie
  • I once chased a burglar through Boston while driving a Mustang
  • I've had dinner with the former President of Iceland at his residence
  • I observed a riot in the streets of London from a rooftop where the London Police had snipers positioned
Robin
Puskas
Vice President, Research and Development
two truths and a lie
  • 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
  • I used to work in a cheese cave under Bleeker Street
Blake
Reid
Director, Operations
two truths and a lie
  • I've travelled up the coastline of the Adriatic Sea by bus
  • I drive a VW truck that is 7 years older than me
  • All of my grandparents immigrated to the US from Norway
Salar
Bin Javaid
Operations Associate
two truths and 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
Ed
Davidson
Director, Data & Analytics
two truths and 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
Sheldon
Dsouza
Senior Director, Process Development
two truths and a lie
  • I dressed as a waiter to infiltrate the premier party for Bourne Supremecy and stood next to Matt Damon
  • I have a twin who is 10 minutes older
  • In the course of a year, I kitesurfed the west coast from Washington to Baja
C.V.
Howe
Vice President, Operations
two truths and a lie
  • I lived in Mr. Rogers' neighborhood growing up
  • I was a student studying Mandarin in Shanghai during the 2003 SARS outbreak
  • I can juggle up to five items at the same time
Robin
Puskas
Vice President, Research and Development
two truths and a lie
  • 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
  • I used to work in a cheese cave under Bleeker Street
Blake
Reid
Director, Operations
two truths and a lie
  • I've travelled up the coastline of the Adriatic Sea by bus
  • I drive a VW truck that is 7 years older than me
  • All of my grandparents immigrated to the US from Norway
Zach
DeAngelo
CEO/Founder
two truths and 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
Sheldon
Dsouza
Senior Director, Process Development
two truths and a lie
  • I dressed as a waiter to infiltrate the premier party for Bourne Supremecy and stood next to Matt Damon
  • I have a twin who is 10 minutes older
  • In the course of a year, I kitesurfed the west coast from Washington to Baja
Rob
Maxwell
Vice President, Growth
two truths and a lie
  • I once chased a burglar through Boston while driving a Mustang
  • I've had dinner with the former President of Iceland at his residence
  • I observed a riot in the streets of London from a rooftop where the London Police had snipers positioned
Ed
Davidson
Director, Data & Analytics
two truths and 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
C.V.
Howe
Vice President, Operations
two truths and a lie
  • I lived in Mr. Rogers' neighborhood growing up
  • I was a student studying Mandarin in Shanghai during the 2003 SARS outbreak
  • I can juggle up to five items at the same time
Tiffany
Lee
Product Development Associate
two truths and 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
Robin
Puskas
Vice President, Research and Development
two truths and a lie
  • 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
  • I used to work in a cheese cave under Bleeker Street
Ed
Davidson
Director, Data & Analytics
two truths and 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
Sheldon
Dsouza
Senior Director, Process Development
two truths and a lie
  • I dressed as a waiter to infiltrate the premier party for Bourne Supremecy and stood next to Matt Damon
  • I have a twin who is 10 minutes older
  • In the course of a year, I kitesurfed the west coast from Washington to Baja
James
Mannering
Vice President, Data & Analytics
two truths and 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
James
Mannering
Vice President, Data & Analytics
two truths and 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
Rob
Maxwell
Vice President, Growth
two truths and a lie
  • I once chased a burglar through Boston while driving a Mustang
  • I've had dinner with the former President of Iceland at his residence
  • I observed a riot in the streets of London from a rooftop where the London Police had snipers positioned
Zach
DeAngelo
CEO/Founder
two truths and 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
Sheldon
Dsouza
Senior Director, Process Development
two truths and a lie
  • I dressed as a waiter to infiltrate the premier party for Bourne Supremecy and stood next to Matt Damon
  • I have a twin who is 10 minutes older
  • In the course of a year, I kitesurfed the west coast from Washington to Baja
James
Mannering
Vice President, Data & Analytics
two truths and 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
Blake
Reid
Director, Operations
two truths and a lie
  • I've travelled up the coastline of the Adriatic Sea by bus
  • I drive a VW truck that is 7 years older than me
  • All of my grandparents immigrated to the US from Norway
Zach
DeAngelo
CEO/Founder
two truths and 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
Sheldon
Dsouza
Senior Director, Process Development
two truths and a lie
  • I dressed as a waiter to infiltrate the premier party for Bourne Supremecy and stood next to Matt Damon
  • I have a twin who is 10 minutes older
  • In the course of a year, I kitesurfed the west coast from Washington to Baja
James
Mannering
Vice President, Data & Analytics
two truths and 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
Rob
Maxwell
Vice President, Growth
two truths and a lie
  • I once chased a burglar through Boston while driving a Mustang
  • I've had dinner with the former President of Iceland at his residence
  • I observed a riot in the streets of London from a rooftop where the London Police had snipers positioned
Robin
Puskas
Vice President, Research and Development
two truths and a lie
  • 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
  • I used to work in a cheese cave under Bleeker Street
Blake
Reid
Director, Operations
two truths and a lie
  • I've travelled up the coastline of the Adriatic Sea by bus
  • I drive a VW truck that is 7 years older than me
  • All of my grandparents immigrated to the US from Norway
Salar
Bin Javaid
Operations Associate
two truths and 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
Sheldon
Dsouza
Senior Director, Process Development
two truths and a lie
  • I dressed as a waiter to infiltrate the premier party for Bourne Supremecy and stood next to Matt Damon
  • I have a twin who is 10 minutes older
  • In the course of a year, I kitesurfed the west coast from Washington to Baja
C.V.
Howe
Vice President, Operations
two truths and a lie
  • I lived in Mr. Rogers' neighborhood growing up
  • I was a student studying Mandarin in Shanghai during the 2003 SARS outbreak
  • I can juggle up to five items at the same time
Robin
Puskas
Vice President, Research and Development
two truths and a lie
  • 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
  • I used to work in a cheese cave under Bleeker Street
Blake
Reid
Director, Operations
two truths and a lie
  • I've travelled up the coastline of the Adriatic Sea by bus
  • I drive a VW truck that is 7 years older than me
  • All of my grandparents immigrated to the US from Norway