Our Team


Managing Partner
Rich Thompson
Partner & Head of Strategy
Tim Pollak
Keith Caldwell
Food Taster
Pot Roast (aka Potsy)

Management Team

Vice President, Investments
Leland Carter
Head of Finance
Marla Hyndman
Head of Marketing
Laura Kuykendall
Head of Product Development & Sourcing
Pat McCarthy
Head of Commercialization
Joe Tuza
Head of Sales
Brian Sorenson

Founder Engagement

Director of Entrepreneurial Engagement
Tara Jane Ortiz

Product Development and Food Safety

VP of Product Development
Linsey Herman
Director of Quality Assurance
Analee Johnson

Packaging and Graphic Design

Head of Packaging
Tim Roth
Art Director
John Stetz
Graphic Designer
Kristin Bertholf
Graphic Designer
Jane Henderson
Creative Project Coordinator
Cory Treadway


VP of Sales
Kevin Pond

Marketing and E-commerce

Director of Digital & Social Strategy
Amy Masters
Director of Web & eCommerce Strategy
Kelly Facchiano
Brand Manager
Kyle Harder
Content Marketing Manager
Rebecca Straus
Marketing Associate
Taylor Treadwell
Graphic Designer
Eric Deutsch
Director of Multi-Media Studio Operations
Tim Mattson
Consumer Engagement Associate
Catherine Kelly

Supply Chain

Director of Logistics and Transportation
William Negron
Logistics Specialist
Tyler Gehris

Human Resources and Administration

Director of Office Operations
Donna Sledzik-Pereira
Human Resource Manager
Maria Amenta

Finance and Accounting

Accounting Manager
Andrea Thompson
Financial Analyst
Rafael Irizarry
Senior Accountant
Christine Myers

Facilities, Operations and IT

Director of Operations
Mike Palmer
Operations And Events Specialist
Kristi Wright
Head Chef
Christopher Mikovich
Head of Information Technology
Kevin Pursell
Factory Care Associate
Heather Sutton
Maintenance Specialist
Eric Bell
Maintenance and Facilities Technician
Alex Palmer