BOARD MEMBERSJustin Perkins, Founder and Board Chairman
Justin launched Olomomo in farmers markets in Boulder, Colorado in 2008, and grew the business from side hobby to breakthrough brand reaching through the Rocky Mountain Region, Mid Atlantic, New York, and California. Olomomo is now sold in about 3,000 retail locations including Whole Foods, Vitamin Cottage, Rite Aid, Safeway, Cost Plus World Market, 7-Eleven and many more more.Ross Shell, CEO of Red Idea
Ross launched Red Idea, a “consulting + ventures works” firm, serving promising growth companies and entrepreneurs. He currently serves on the Board of OLOMOMO, Bhakti Chai, and is a Managing Member of Green Alpha Advisors, who are public equity investors in green companies. Red Idea partners banks its success on picking winning brands out of hundreds of startups, and OLOMOMO is one of the handful of brands it has chosen to back as an anchor investor. Ross has spent his professional career as a marketer and business strategist, as well as an entrepreneur and early stage investor. His work has spanned a number of industries with his most formative experiences coming from the branding industry, financial services, and strategic consulting work including his role as co-founder of branding firm Tesser and work in business development for IDEO.
Doug Radi, CEO, Good Karma
Doug is a classical packaged goods marketer turned organic. Before leading Good Karma, Doug was SVP of Sales and Marketing at Rudi's and part of the turnaround team that led to an acquisition by Hain-Celestial. Doug has 19 plus years of experience in various consumer products categories, including healthcare, snack foods and organic. He has held various positions in marketing with many leading organic brands such as Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Silk Soymilk, and Horizon Organic. Prior to joining Rudi’s Organic Bakery in August 2007 as VP of Marketing, Doug was Director of Marketing at WhiteWave Foods where he managed the Silk Brand. Doug also served as the President of Naturally Boulder and is a highly sought-after advisor for his experience in CPG marketing. Fortunately for Olomomo, one of his favorite foods is nuts. He has an undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and a MBA in Marketing from Wake Forest University.
Michael Aisner, Corporate Sponsorship & Marketing Consultant
Michael Aisner is a Corporate Sponsorship and Marketing Consultant who owned and promoted America’s premier cycling event – the Coors International Bicycle Classic, for a decade through Colorado, Nevada and California. The 14-day elite stage race was considered the fourth largest in the world next to the Tour de France, Italy & Spain. The former radio DJ, has been an associate of renowned chimpanzee researcher Dr. Jane Goodall for the past 20 years, coordinating PR & special projects, including her 50th year celebrations in 2010. Aisner was one of the initial architects of the United Artists Satellite Theatre Network for six years. He consulted Saturn/GM on sports and cycling sponsorships for four years. He also was part of the team behind the award winning film Chasing Ice. Aisner has lectured for the past 23 years at the annual international sponsorship conference in Chicago, considered one of the industry’s leading voices in left-field marketing, cross-promotions and leveraging corporate sponsorships.