Board

Brian Isherwood

Director

Brian is a successful businessman and entrepreneur with 18 years’ experience creating and running companies. Following the completion of his Bachelor of Science (Physics) degree, Brian began to transition from technology and science into entrepreneurial business development and ownership. Brian has been able to leverage a strong background in finance, strategic growth planning and generating customer awareness, to build businesses. He acquired and developed one of Canada’s largest self storage businesses in Alberta. Additionally, he is a co-owner and developer of the Flying Pig restaurant group which, in a short time period, has increased its locations through the development of a strong brand, customer loyalty and a healthy balance sheet. Brian has been a lead seed investor in Global Gardens Group.

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Manfred Vollmer

Director

Manfred has a broad retail and operations background, with over 30 years of international experience. His career includes a series of senior executive positions with some of the world’s greatest retailers including IKEA, The Metro Group, Walmart and lululemon athletica. He was Head of Retail Operations for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, responsible for the Olympic stores, e-commerce, event and venue merchandising. At institute B Management Corp., he dedicates his operational expertise to socially conscious start-ups and small businesses. Manfred is the co-founder of Edgy Business Development providing strategic business advice and support to companies such as: Triple Flip Inc., Karma Athletics Inc., Global Gardens Group and Bombay Beauty Company. Manfred has lived and worked in 8 countries and speaks 7 languages. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Technical University of Bochum in Germany.

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Nitin Kaushal

Director

Nitin has over 25 years of financial and investment experience across North America spanning a number of industries. Nitin is presently a Managing Director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the corporate finance practice. Over the course of his career he has worked in senior roles with a number of Canadian investment banks, including Desjardins Securities Inc., Orion Securities Inc., Vengate Capital, HSBC Securities Inc. and Gordon Capital. He has held roles within the private equity/venture capital industry at MDS Capital Corp. In addition, Nitin has sat on a number of public and private company boards. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Accountant. Nitin is currently a director of Patient Home Monitoring Corp., Convalo Health International, Delivra Inc. and Shelby Ventures.

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Bob Somers

Director

Bob has over 35 years in the Canadian food industry, beginning with Nabisco Brands.  Following this, he spent 15 years with a major food broker representing household name brands such as Dad’s Cookies, Bick’s Pickles, Swift Gainers Meats, Dole, Jergens, Ferrero Chocolates, Old El-Paso and Primo Pastas, 3M, and Chef-Boyardee. Bob served as Director of the “Canadian Beef Export Federation”, assisting Canadian packers develop export markets in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, China and Mexico. He is the co-founder of Food Steps International (FSI). Bob currently serves as Director of FSI Inc.

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Rob Harrison

Director

Rob has over 35 years of experience as an executive in the food business, including 32 years in dairy. He’s a successful Canadian entrepreneur with a solid corporate background in the manufacturing and food processing industry. Having successfully run Neilson Dairy in the late ‘80s, Rob went on to create several other successful companies in the manufacturing and service sectors. In addition to introducing Haagen Dazs to Canadian consumers, he was responsible for engaging and then securing license to produce and market Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, in Canada. Rob has consulted many Fortune 500 food companies including Heinz, Nabisco, Nestle and Slim Fast. He is an excellent presenter, negotiator and a charismatic leader.

Investors

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