Our Team

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Team of Experts

Factory’s staff includes experts in sales, distribution, marketing, product development, food science, manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, package engineering, food safety, consumer insights, social media, finance, legal and more.

Managing Partner
Rich Thompson
Partner & Head of Strategy
Tim Pollak
Operating Partner
Keith Caldwell
Food Taster
Pot Roast (aka Potsy)
Director of Office Operations
Donna Sledzik-Pereira
Director of Operations
Mike Palmer
Head of Marketing
Laura Kuykendall
VP of Sales
Kevin Pond
Head of Product Development & Sourcing
Pat McCarthy
VP of Product Development
Linsey Herman
Operations Team Associate
Cory Treadway
Director of Entrepreneurial Engagement
Tara Jane Ortiz
Director of Acquisitions
Leland Carter
Head of Finance
Marla Hyndman
Head of Commercialization and Technology
Richard Milker
Director of Logistics and Transportation
William Negron
Head Chef
Christopher Mikovich
Director of Multi-Media Studio Operations
Tim Mattson
Director of Quality Assurance
Analee Johnson
Financial Analyst
Rafael Irizarry
Accounting Manager
Andrea Thompson
Operations And Events Specialist
Kristi Wright
Director of Marketing - Honey Stinger
Wendy Mayo
Maintenance Specialist
Eric Bell
Head of Sales and Commercialization
Joe Tuza
Marketing Associate
Taylor Treadwell
Packaging Engineer
Cindy Diamse
Head of Packaging
Tim Roth
Consumer Engagement Associate
Catherine Kelly
Graphic Designer
Jane Henderson