Tag Archives: CEO

Tips for a Great Co–Packer Relationship

Running a frozen specialty co-packing operation for nearly 30 years has given me unique insight into what makes up a healthy partnership between Co-Packer and customer.  At Little Lady Foods we introduced over 100 new product lines for customers such as Nestle, Kellogg’s, Newman’s Own, Walmart, and numerous early-stage companies. Continue reading

Venture Capital Increases Risk for Founders

Venture Capital money can be very enticing – a tool to help founders quickly scale and achieve their wildest dreams – but it can also limit founder’s choices and increase risk.

Read more on article from Crunch Network: Venture Capital is a hell of a drug

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GeekWire Article: Stop being a founder, and start being a CEO

The article Stop Being a Founder, and Start Being a CEO by Marc Barros on GeekWire reminded me of my own experience in many ways – how tough it is to make the transition from Founder to CEO.

I have had the experience of building a food company from start-up to over $250m in annual sales with 1000 employees. During those years, I traveled the road of the transition from Founder/Leader to CEO. I confronted my own limitations and voluntarily stepped down, experienced a failed transition to an experienced CEO, came back in to try and right the ship with only limited success. Continue reading