Speakers

  • Brad Barnhorn
  • Brad Barnhorn

  • Board Member
  • Multiple Food and Beverage Companies
  • LinkedIn Brad Barnhorn
  • Brad is deeply involved with leading growth stage companies and investors at the intersection of the consumer products and private equity/financing communities as a Board Member and Advisor to both operating companies and institutional investors. His career path as an entrepreneur, CEO, board member, and investor has cut across all critical strategic and operational dimensions of growth stage consumer company-building. Mr. Barnhorn currently serves on the Board of Directors for KeVita, Chameleon Cold Brew, Zola, Rhythm Superfoods, Health Warrior, Biena Foods, Glukos and Fishpeople — and previously served on the Board of Krave Jerky through to its sale to Hersheys.

  • Multiple Food and Beverage Companies

  • Elaine Watson
  • Elaine Watson

  • Editor
  • FoodNavigator USA
  • LinkedIn Elaine Watson
  • Elaine has more than 15 years’ experience in multimedia business journalism and events management in the UK and the USA, covering subjects as diverse as industrial espionage, open innovation, and food labeling.

    She has also organized and chaired face-to-face and online events from seminars and round table debates to conferences on everything from radio-frequency ID tagging to the gluten-free market.

    Elaine began her career in journalism at an online food trading exchange called efdex in the UK and went on to work for a series of publications including The Grocer, Food Manufacture and Food Ingredients, Health & Nutrition. In 2002, she was named Features Writer of the Year by the UK Periodical Publishers Association at its inaugural Food and Drink Journalism Awards.

    Elaine moved from the UK to Ohio in spring 2011 to join the editorial team of two leading online publications: NutraIngredients-USA and FoodNavigator-USA. Today, she lives in California and edits FoodNavigator-USA.

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  • FoodNavigator USA

  • Emma Cattell
  • Emma Cattell

  • Research and Development Nutritionist
  • Cambridge Commodities
  • LinkedIn Emma Cattell
  • Emma Cattell is a registered associate nutritionist (ANutr) and Cambridge Commodities’ Research & Development Nutritionist. Emma’s role is varied and includes researching and formulating finished products for the UK and European food and supplement markets, advising on the functional and beneficial aspects of the 2000+ nutritional ingredients within Cambridge Commodities’ portfolio and providing support and advice regarding European Regulations, EFSA claims and supplement labelling. Emma’s passion is nutrition, but she also has an interest in fitness, anatomy and physiology.

  • Cambridge Commodities

  • Henri Gilliard
  • Henri Gilliard

  • Global Market Manager for the Baking segment
  • Roquette
  • LinkedIn Henri Gilliard
  • Henri Gilliard (age 43) is a graduated engineer from ENSIAA (French School for Food Industry). He had a 6 years experience in R&D in the milling and Baking before joining Roquette in 2003.
    Then he occupied several technical sales positions in the company at regional and global levels. In 2012, he moved to marketing into his actual position of Global Market Manager for the Baking, Cereals & Snacks. Market.

  • Roquette

  • Krik Angacian
  • Krik Angacian

  • Co-founder & CEO
  • ProFormance Foods (Protes)
  • LinkedIn Krik Angacian
  • Krik Angacian is the co-founder and CEO of ProFormance Foods, Inc. “the premier protein snacking company responsible for making the world’s best protein chip.” He’s an ex-investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions with a specific focus on food and beverage companies.

  • ProFormance Foods (Protes)

  • Nicole Macdonald
  • Nicole Macdonald

  • Marketing Communications Manager, Americas
  • Roquette
  • LinkedIn Nicole Macdonald
  • Nicole recently joined Roquette in Geneva, IL to lead Marketing Communications for the Americas. She is passionate about social responsibility of products and companies and holds a B.S. in marketing and M.A. in strategic communication.

  • Roquette

  • Noha Waibsnaider
  • Noha Waibsnaider

  • Founder & president
  • Peeled Snacks
  • LinkedIn Noha Waibsnaider
  • Noha Waibsnaider is a leading food entrepreneur and change maker in the healthy, real food movement. While working at Unilever in brand management, she learned about the preservatives, chemicals, and processing that fills most of our foods. Originally from Israel, Noha grew up on a diet of mostly unprocessed foods and snacking on dried fruit. She realized there was a big gap in the marketplace and an opportunity to create snacks that make people feel good about snacking, with food that tastes great and is naturally nutritious. In 2005, she launched Peeled Snacks, a pioneering clean-label organic food brand and maker of organic fruit snacks with no added sugar or preservatives. A decade later, the brand evolved to a larger healthy snack platform with Peas Please, savory veggie snacks. Their fruit and veggie snacks with simple, recognizable ingredients are sold nationwide in Target, Hudson News, Whole Foods, Wegmans, Sprouts, among others. Noha has been recognized as a White House Champion of Change, Women Presidents Organization’s 50 Fastest, JWI Woman to Watch, and Columbia Business School’s Distinguished Alumna.

  • Peeled Snacks

  • Renee Beall
  • Renee Beall

  • Area Market Manager - Americas
  • Roquette
  • LinkedIn Renee Beall
  • Renee is based in Roquette’s Geneva, IL USA office. She is passionate about the food business, and believes that food should nourish the body and the soul. She has an undergraduate degree in Management & Marketing from DePaul University in Chicago, IL USA, and her Master of Business Administration(MBA) from Loyola University Chicago, IL USA in Marketing. She has spent much of her career in business development and marketing roles.

  • Roquette

  • Scott Fiesinger
  • Scott Fiesinger

  • Co-founder
  • Field Trip Jerky
  • LinkedIn Scott Fiesinger
  • Scott Fiesinger is the Co-Founder of Provisionaire & Co., the parent company of Field Trip, a brand providing responsibly sourced, produced and healthy snack foods.
    After achieving success in developing ultralight single-piece forged alloy and magnesium race wheel applications for Lamborghini and Porsche Cup track cars,
    Scott transitioned from high-test fuel to high-protein foods.
    Prior to his time with SDS Forged Alloy Wheels, Scott broke the speed limit in the European motorsport industry by becoming the exclusive North American importer for Sportec,
    the high-performance Porsche tuner headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and the manufacturer of the SPR1, the worlds fastest production automobile to be sold during it’s limited availability.

  • Field Trip Jerky

  • Vincent Kitirattragarn
  • Vincent Kitirattragarn

  • Cofounder and CEO
  • Dang Foods
  • LinkedIn Vincent Kitirattragarn
  • Vincent Kitirattragarn, 32, launched Dang Foods in 2012 after his mother gave him a recipe for Miang Kum, a Northern Thai dish that requires toasted coconut. Vincent holds both Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees from Cornell University and currently resides in Oakland, CA. He is a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree and received a SOFI Gold award for “Best Snack” for Dang Original Recipe Coconut Chips.

  • Dang Foods