Our relationships provide client companies access to a diverse skill sets to help their brands flourish. With decades of experience in the field, we’ve learned to partner with people you enjoy and who passionately pursue their interests. Some of the usual suspects:
Principal, Maggiore's Sales & Marketing
John founded Maggiore’s Sales in 2003, after spending many years on the retail side as a Buyer and Category Manager, his last position was the Category Manager of Natural foods for Stop & Shop, a division of Ahold. John’s consultant business specializes in sales strategy for Natural, Organic and Specialty Food brands looking to enter and/or expand their business within Mainstream supermarket channel. Key initiatives many companies utilize John for are Trade Promotion development and budgeting, New Item creation and placement and Marketing ideas to increase sales.
Founder, The Movitz Group
Michael Movitz has more than 25 years natural/organic/conscious products industry experience across retail, manufacturer, broker and market research organizations, including 16 years with SPINS. The Movitz Group knows the nuanced dynamics of the consumer, retailer, brand and product positioning to win in this market, and serves two distinct market participants: emerging innovative brands and private & public financial institutions who invest in this space. Our data analytics, strategic business advisory, and go-to-market planning is disciplined, methodical, grounded, and always through the lens and framework of the natural products industry.
Principal, McGinn eComm Consulting
McGinn eCommConsulting provides expertise in eCommerce business development and brand strategy for CPG companies ranging from launch stage to $2 billion in sales. With over 10 years of experience with Amazon.com and other strategic eCommerce partners, Betsy works with clients on launch strategy and execution, product and pack develop, problem resolution and ongoing management of their eCommerce business.
Eight years of eCommerce leadership at Seventh Generation provides unique perspective through the brand lens to guide clients in this complex channel. Additional multi-channel experience in both the US and Canada enables McGinn eCommConsulting to develop eCommerce strategy that balances the interests of all sales channels in order to manage channel conflict.
Managing Director (Canada), REM Limited
Robert Mortensen is a highly driven and accomplished sales & marketing executive who has successfully been building brands within the Canadian Consumer Packaged Goods industry since 1993. Having had the good fortune to begin his career in CPG working with iconic brands like Buckley's Mixture, and later Canadian start-ups Clorox & Ocean Spray, Rob honed his entrepreneurial skills while driving each brand portfolio to market share leadership positions across multiple categories. REM is a consulting firm located in Toronto that provides sales and marketing services to US, Canadian & International natural products companies seeking to launch or develop their businesses/brands in Canada.
Principal, The Tim Sperry Group
Tim has been in the natural food business for over 30 years. His first 23 years were spent in natural/organic/specialty food retail, starting in an 800 square foot retail food coop in Pittsburgh and ending with a twenty-year career in Purchasing Management at Whole Foods Market. Tim launched The Tim Sperry Group in 2006 with a focus on go to market and stay in market strategies for small, medium and large companies. His long career in retail gives him insights into retail strategies and execution, even in these days of tectonic shifts in the retail landscape. He also speaks on “Navigating the Waters of Whole Foods Market” at seminars in the U.S. and abroad. In 2013 he expanded his consultancy to include “nonGMO Navigation”, a resource for companies as they enter into the world of nonGMO Verification of their products. He also sits on a number of Boards and Advisory Boards of companies in the industry.