OUR TEAM

Chuck

Chuck Davis

President

Former Executive vice president of Global R&D for the Kraft Heinz Group and Mondelez with over 30 years of experience in innovation and application in the food and beverage industry.

Steven

Steven Chen

CEO

A business man with 25 years
of combined experience as an entrepreneur and thought leader in developing and growing nutritional and technology companies. Founder and CEO of multiple companies in the health and wellness industry.

Matthias

Matthias Guentert, Ph. D.

Sr. Strategic Advisor

Former North American President of the Flavors & nutrition Division at Symrise, one of the top flavor and fragrance companies in the world. Matthias has over 40 years of technical and commercial experience in the specialty food ingredients and flavors across Europe and the US.

Oliver

Oliver Yu

Chief Scientific Officer

Former Metobolic Engineering Specialist for Dow Chemical and Principal Investigator at the Danforth Plant Center with an academic background that includes being an Adjunct professor at MIT, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Missouri. Oliver owns a number of patents and has brought many products from bench scale to commercialization.

Shari

Shari Joslin

Senior Vice President,
Application Technology

Shari leads the company’s product development and application activities, focusing specifically on application of our portfolio into client’s food and beverage brands. Shari has held various executive roles in the flavor industry focusing on domestic and global innovation with a proven track record
in commercializing flavor and ingredient technologies. Shari has been a successful senior leader for 29 years and worked for Brown Forman, Flavorman, Sensient, Firmenich, Mane, Senomyx and Chromocell.

Luca

Luca Giannone

VP Sales & Marketing

A commercial growth officer and management consultant with 15 years experience in the food and beverage industry across Europe and the US. Luca works closely with our House Accounts and manages business development.

Katharina

Katharina Pueller

Director, Natural
 Sweetener Business

Holding a Master’s Degree in Business from the University
of Linz, Austria, Katharina worked for market-leading specialty manufacturer ENGEL
Austria and European sports retailer Sportsdirect.com before moving to the US. She manages the relationships with some of our House Accounts including our distribution partner Ingredion.

Lucas

Lucas Wenthe

VP, Business Development

Former Director of Commercialization that helped the largest global medical device companies solidify their position in the market with emerging technologies.

Chris

Chris Swieton

Finance

Former Senior Finance Manager at St. Jude Medical (now Abbott Labs), Chris brings more than 30 years of auditing, financial management, and FDA expertise to the company.

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