TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
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Supercharge: D2C - A Virtual Event for the Food and Beverage Industry

BevNET and NOSH will be presenting our very first SuperCharge D2C event on Sept. 29 with the purpose of helping food and beverage brands develop, refine, and energize their approach to the direct to consumer channel. This event -- included for BevNET and NOSH subscribers -- will address strategic, operational, and marketing practices around D2C, as well as provide direct-from-the-entrepreneur stories of how companies are dealing with the D2C environment.

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The Half-Day Agenda: Live Presentations & Interactive Discussions

Virtual attendees will have the chance to hear from expert speakers on the state of e-commerce, learn from brands who have implemented D2C best practices and settle into topical small group discussions curated by the BevNET and NOSH teams. Sit in on expert-led round table discussions and opt-in to one-on-one meetings to further the discussions.


Please note: All times US Eastern Time

  • 1:00 PM
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    1:30 PM
    Ecomm Tension: Amazon vs. Build Your Own
    • Betsy McGinn, Founder, McGinn eCommConsulting
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      Betsy McGinn

      Founder, McGinn eCommConsulting

      Betsy is the co-author of The Amazon Roadmap: How Innovative Brands are Reinventing the Path to Market, the quintessential start-to-finish guide for brands who want to launch, recalibrate, or optimize their business on Amazon and ensure continued growth on this powerful platform. As Seventh Generation’s first eCommerce channel director, Betsy pioneered the company’s innovative eComm strategy and created a thriving multimillion-dollar partnership with Amazon and other key online retailers. Since founding McGinn eComm in 2014, Betsy has worked with hundreds of natural and specialty brands to establish and strengthen their presence on Amazon. From product development and profitability analysis to guiding organizational change, McGinn eComm leads clients through every step of this complex channel, helping to ensure a successful and profitable online businesses. With more than a decade of eCommerce experience, Betsy is a thought-leader and regular speaker at workshops and conferences globally. Visit Betsy at mcginnecomm.com

    • Betsy McGinn, Founder, McGinn eCommConsulting
  • 1:30 PM
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    1:40 PM
    Brand Case Study #1 - Catalina Crunch
    • Krishna Kaliannan, Founder & CEO, Catalina Crunch
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      Krishna Kaliannan

      Founder & CEO, Catalina Crunch

      Krishna Kaliannan is a serial entrepreneur and founder of the better-for-you-foods brand Catalina Crunch. While his background is in business and engineering, Krishna has always had a passion for nutrition. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and epilepsy and looked to the ketogenic diet to help with seizures and overall lifestyle management. Catalina Crunch was born out of his desire to make a keto-friendly breakfast cereal that didn't sacrifice nutrition and overall tasted delicious and crunchy without sugar loads. Since the company debuted with one flavor of Catalina Crunch cereal two years ago, it expanded its line to now seven cereal flavors, a keto-friendly smoothie as well as zero sugar, keto-friendly cookie lines.

    • Krishna Kaliannan, Founder & CEO, Catalina Crunch
  • 1:40 PM
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    2:10 PM
    How Social Media Fuels D2C
    • Dan Baum, CEO, MULTIPLY
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      Dan Baum

      CEO, MULTIPLY

      Dan Baum is the CEO of MULTIPLY, a creative-led Social and PR agency focused on growing food, beverage, and CPG brands. Sample current clients include: Molson Coors, AriZona, Beam Suntory and Bolthouse Farms. Dan is originally from St. Louis and started his career in politics working for Kennedy speechwriter and strategist Bob Shrum. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Carmel Greer, and their four children.

    • Dan Baum, CEO, MULTIPLY
  • 2:10 PM
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    2:20 PM
    Brand Case Study #2 - Hoplark Hop Tea
    • Dean Eberhardt, CEO, HopLark Hop Tea
    • Dean Eberhardt, CEO, HopLark Hop Tea
  • 2:20 PM
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    2:50 PM
    The Back of the Store: Setting Up Supply Chain & Operations for D2C
    • Mike Gammarino, Founder, Bluprint Partners
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      Mike Gammarino

      Founder, Bluprint Partners

      Mike has been the operator on founding teams at numerous consumer product startups where he built warehousing and logistics systems to handle 50,000+ orders per month. He used this knowledge and experience to start Bluprint Partners in 2017 to help emerging eCommece brands scale their operations in the same smart and effective manner. Mike has been a member of the Los Angeles startup community for over ten years and loves helping founders turn their products into successful businesses. He also serves as a mentor to Amplify and Mucker Labs, two of LA's premier startup seed funds.

    • Mike Gammarino, Founder, Bluprint Partners
  • 2:50 PM
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    3:00 PM
    Brand Case Study #3 - Miyoko's Creamery
    • Miyoko Schinner, Founder and CEO, Miyoko’s Creamery
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      Miyoko Schinner

      Founder and CEO, Miyoko’s Creamery

      Miyoko Schinner is founder and CEO of Miyoko’s Creamery, the leading organic plant dairy creamery that’s reinventing the dairy industry. An epicurean activist and leading voice in the future of food, Schinner is known as “the Tesla of the natural foods industry”. Guided by her principles of compassion and justice for all living beings, Schinner pioneered the plant-based dairy revolution by leveraging her vast experience as a chef, former restaurateur, best-selling cookbook author, and a founding board member of the Plant Based Foods Association. An animal rights advocate, Schinner co-founded Rancho Compasión, a nonprofit animal sanctuary in California that provides home to over 70 rescued farm animals.

    • Miyoko Schinner, Founder and CEO, Miyoko’s Creamery
  • 3:00 PM
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    3:30 PM
    Break
  • 3:30 PM
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    4:15 PM
    Roundtable Breakout Session I: Optimizing Packaging
    • Jon Beam, Marketing Manager , Crown Beverage Packaging North America
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      Jon Beam

      Marketing Manager , Crown Beverage Packaging North America

      Jon Beam is Marketing Manager of Crown Beverage Packaging North America, a business unit of Crown Holdings, which through its subsidiaries is a leading global supplier of rigid packaging products to consumer marketing companies, as well as transit and protective packaging products, equipment and services to a broad range of end markets. Beam’s background includes eight years in consumer packaged goods at Crown and over a decade of cumulative experience in diverse roles including marketing, sales operations, finance and accounting. He also holds an MBA from the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University.

    • Jon Beam, Marketing Manager , Crown Beverage Packaging North America
  • 3:30 PM
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    4:15 PM
    Roundtable Breakout Session I: Q&A with the Brands
    • Dean Eberhardt, CEO, HopLark Hop Tea
    • Krishna Kaliannan, Founder & CEO, Catalina Crunch
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      Krishna Kaliannan

      Founder & CEO, Catalina Crunch

      Krishna Kaliannan is a serial entrepreneur and founder of the better-for-you-foods brand Catalina Crunch. While his background is in business and engineering, Krishna has always had a passion for nutrition. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and epilepsy and looked to the ketogenic diet to help with seizures and overall lifestyle management. Catalina Crunch was born out of his desire to make a keto-friendly breakfast cereal that didn't sacrifice nutrition and overall tasted delicious and crunchy without sugar loads. Since the company debuted with one flavor of Catalina Crunch cereal two years ago, it expanded its line to now seven cereal flavors, a keto-friendly smoothie as well as zero sugar, keto-friendly cookie lines.

    • Dean Eberhardt, CEO, HopLark Hop Tea
    • Krishna Kaliannan, Founder & CEO, Catalina Crunch
  • 3:30 PM
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    4:15 PM
    Roundtable Breakout Session I: Operations Q&A
    • Mike Gammarino, Founder, Bluprint Partners
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      Mike Gammarino

      Founder, Bluprint Partners

      Mike has been the operator on founding teams at numerous consumer product startups where he built warehousing and logistics systems to handle 50,000+ orders per month. He used this knowledge and experience to start Bluprint Partners in 2017 to help emerging eCommece brands scale their operations in the same smart and effective manner. Mike has been a member of the Los Angeles startup community for over ten years and loves helping founders turn their products into successful businesses. He also serves as a mentor to Amplify and Mucker Labs, two of LA's premier startup seed funds.

    • Mike Gammarino, Founder, Bluprint Partners
  • 3:30 PM
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    4:15 PM
    Roundtable Breakout Session I: Using Social to Drive Sales Q&A
    • Dan Baum, CEO, MULTIPLY
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      Dan Baum

      CEO, MULTIPLY

      Dan Baum is the CEO of MULTIPLY, a creative-led Social and PR agency focused on growing food, beverage, and CPG brands. Sample current clients include: Molson Coors, AriZona, Beam Suntory and Bolthouse Farms. Dan is originally from St. Louis and started his career in politics working for Kennedy speechwriter and strategist Bob Shrum. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Carmel Greer, and their four children.

    • Dan Baum, CEO, MULTIPLY
  • 3:30 PM
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    4:15 PM
    Roundtable Breakout Session I: Build It vs. Amazon Q&A
    • Betsy McGinn, Founder, McGinn eCommConsulting
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      Betsy McGinn

      Founder, McGinn eCommConsulting

      Betsy is the co-author of The Amazon Roadmap: How Innovative Brands are Reinventing the Path to Market, the quintessential start-to-finish guide for brands who want to launch, recalibrate, or optimize their business on Amazon and ensure continued growth on this powerful platform. As Seventh Generation’s first eCommerce channel director, Betsy pioneered the company’s innovative eComm strategy and created a thriving multimillion-dollar partnership with Amazon and other key online retailers. Since founding McGinn eComm in 2014, Betsy has worked with hundreds of natural and specialty brands to establish and strengthen their presence on Amazon. From product development and profitability analysis to guiding organizational change, McGinn eComm leads clients through every step of this complex channel, helping to ensure a successful and profitable online businesses. With more than a decade of eCommerce experience, Betsy is a thought-leader and regular speaker at workshops and conferences globally. Visit Betsy at mcginnecomm.com

    • Betsy McGinn, Founder, McGinn eCommConsulting
  • 4:15 PM
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    4:20 PM
    Room Change
  • 4:20 PM
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    5:00 PM
    Roundtable Breakout Session II: D2C Through an Investor Lens
    • Greg Ucich, Vice President, Whipstitch Capital
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      Greg Ucich

      Vice President, Whipstitch Capital

      Greg Ucich is a Vice President with Whipstitch Capital. In 2013, he joined Nick McCoy and Mike Burgmaier at a previous investment bank where he worked on numerous consumer products deals, including Blake’s All Natural Foods (sold to ConAgra Foods) and Spindrift (investments from Prolog Ventures, KarpReilly and VMG Partners). Shortly after Nick and Mike started Whipstitch, Greg hopped on board. Greg enjoys golf (Mike always tries to get Greg on his best ball team), snowboarding and playing soccer. Greg holds FINRA Series 63, 79 and 82 licenses, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has been a member of Big Brother Big Sister since 2012.

    • Dom Mangano, Vice President , Whipstitch Capital
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      Dom Mangano

      Vice President , Whipstitch Capital

      Dom Mangano is a Vice President with Whipstitch Capital. Prior to joining Whipstitch in 2017, he worked alongside a handful of the Whipstitch team members at another investment bank, where he worked on a variety of M&A and private placement food and beverage transactions. His passion for the natural products industry extends beyond Whipstitch and is a result of reworking his diet while recovering from shoulder surgery a few years back. Both a sports and music enthusiast, outside of the office, Dom often can be found playing in a pickup basketball game or attending a concert for an up-and-coming artist here in Boston. He holds FINRA Series 63, 79 and 82 licenses and has an B.S. in Finance from the University of Connecticut.

    • Greg Ucich, Vice President, Whipstitch Capital
    • Dom Mangano, Vice President , Whipstitch Capital
  • 4:20 PM
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    5:00 PM
    Roundtable Breakout Session II: Optimizing Shopify
    • Chelsea Jones, Co-Founder + CEO, Chelsea & Rachel Co.
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      Chelsea Jones

      Co-Founder + CEO, Chelsea & Rachel Co.

      Chelsea is a strategic direct to consumer expert, and a professional problem solver for consumer brands. She has an extensive background in web design and development, as well as more than 14 years in advertising and graphic design. Chelsea leads with vision, explains specific tactics with clarity, and knows the why behind best practices

    • Rachel Saul, CMO+ Co-Founder, Chelsea & Rachel Co.
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      Rachel Saul

      CMO+ Co-Founder, Chelsea & Rachel Co.

      Rachel specializes in direct to consumer marketing and technical advertising strategies. With more than 16 years in the industry, she is an expert in UX/UI user story design, subscription strategy, digital marketing strategy, email marketing, and automation. Rachel works on the structures where small changes have big impact.

    • Chelsea Jones, Co-Founder + CEO, Chelsea & Rachel Co.
    • Rachel Saul, CMO+ Co-Founder, Chelsea & Rachel Co.
  • 4:20 PM
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    5:00 PM
    Roundtable Breakout Session II: D2C Via the Cold Chain
    • Mark Nelson, CEO, Perishable Shipping Solutions
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      Mark Nelson

      CEO, Perishable Shipping Solutions

      Mark Nelson is CEO of Perishable Shipping Solutions (PSS) which provides pick & pack e-commerce order fulfillment services for food and beverage brands requiring temperature-controlled storage and shipping. PSS operates bicoastal facilities driving lower shipping costs for its customers and offers eco-friendly packaging. Mark is a serial entrepreneur having founded companies in the logistics and software markets. Early in mark’s career he worked in management consulting with Oracle and PwC. Mark is a CPA and MBA from Rutgers University.

    • Mark Nelson, CEO, Perishable Shipping Solutions
  • 4:20 PM
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    5:00 PM
    Roundtable Breakout Session II: Unboxing - Marketing on the Route to the Consumer
    • Stephan Ango, Co-Founder, Lumi
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      Stephan Ango

      Co-Founder, Lumi

      Stephan Ango is the co-founder of Lumi, an online platform that helps brands find and work with packaging suppliers. Lumi makes it easier than ever for brands to build a sustainable and measurable packaging supply chain. Stephan also hosts the Well Made podcast, highlighting the people and ideas that are shaping our patterns of consumption for the better. Born in Paris, France, Stephan holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Colorado College and studied industrial design at Art Center College of Design.

    • Stephan Ango, Co-Founder, Lumi
  • 4:20 PM
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    5:00 PM
    Roundtable Breakout Session II: Conversational Commerce - D2C via Text
    • Harvey Hodd, CEO and Founder, Blueprint Co.
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      Harvey Hodd

      CEO and Founder, Blueprint Co.

      Harvey Hodd is the CEO and Co-Founder of Blueprint.store. Blueprint links to your brand's eCommerce store and enables your customers to purchase inside SMS and WhatsApp. Harvey previously founded CPG brand, Matcha Works, and is an avid skateboarder and ex-professional footballer.

    • Harvey Hodd, CEO and Founder, Blueprint Co.

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