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Elizabeth Stephenson


Elizabeth is a veteran CEO and a pivotal figure in transforming how consumers access and experience healthy food. As a passionate leader in the food wellness space and with over two decades of expertise guiding brands through growth and transitions, Elizabeth is known for her ability to helm both established and emerging companies. Her tenure includes significant roles as President of The FIJI Water Group and POM Wonderful, and as Chief Strategy Officer at The Wonderful Company, underscoring her deep roots in the healthy food and nutrition sector. She also previously served as a Partner at McKinsey and Company and on the senior leadership team of AlixPartners, where she helped a broad range of clients with strategy, growth, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Chris Woodford


Meet Chris, a seasoned Technology Executive and Software Architect with a rich background spanning over 20 years in high-growth startups, distributed systems, and visionary leadership. Over the last decade, Chris has been at the forefront of driving technological innovation in the food space by building web products, AI tools, and leveraging data science to meet the evolving needs of the industry. With a wealth of diversified experience and a focused, forward-thinking mindset, Chris brings a unique blend of knowledge and ingenuity to each project he undertakes.

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Thomas Ricci

VP Of Culinary Development

Embark on a journey of vibrant flavors and culinary innovation with Chef Thomas Ricci. As a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Thomas has worked alongside industry giants like Michael Mina and Roland Passot and held executive chef positions at Marriott International before embarking on his entrepreneurial restaurant ventures in San Francisco. Looking to reach even more forks across the country, Thomas has spent the last decade honing a diverse skill set that allows him to think both outside (and inside!) the box when it comes to menu development, supply chain, navigating fresh food shipping logistics, and food & labor cost, making him an invaluable asset for any food-focused business.

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John McVey

VP Of Business Development

As the VP of Business Development, John spearheads and fosters all new initiatives and partner relationships, including direct-to-consumer fulfillment, contract manufacturing, private label, and 3PL partnerships. His operational background, early-phase startup and high-growth experience uniquely benefit each client. With a strategic mindset and straightforward leadership style, John ensures a streamlined operation and sustainable financial performance, helping companies in the food space reach new heights.

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Jessie Jacques

VP Of People

Jessie is the vibrant VP of People at Intelligent Foods and is known for her dynamic and empathetic leadership in steering HR departments through pivotal growth and transformation phases. With a knack for scaling HR infrastructure and enhancing employee engagement, she’s not only a trusted advisor to the C-suite, but also a champion of talent development and workplace wellbeing. With over two decades of experience in operations and human resources and a passion for working with people, Jessie is dedicated to creating rewarding career opportunities in high-volume, diverse environments for people across the nation.