Company Description: Mark joined Chef Thomas Keller and Lena Kwak to facilitate the growth of their first launch into CPG and has continued to lead efforts to launch innovative incubator food brands in several new categories. Mark is an industry insider with over 20 years leadership experience in high growth natural and organic brands including Hain-Celestial, Kashi and Annie’s as well as serving as co-founder and CEO of a start-up contract manufacturer. As a true farm-to-fork visionary, Mark maintains multiple investments in organic agriculture including a cereal farm in Saskatchewan, an emerging organic fertilizer brand and providing grain marketing services for organic crops from Canada, USA and Argentina. In addition to his COO role Mark serves on the board for the Education Research Institute, a non-profit affiliate of the North West Food Processors Association and maintains his pulse on emerging brands and industry trends by serving as a Managing Partner of the Helmsman Group.
Expert: Mark Haas