Managing Member & Business Strategist
Sr. Vice President – Sales
Carnation/Nestles - 27 Years Managerial Role
Launched several start-up products with National Distribution
Kyle, Ph.D. – Inventor
During his 21 year career, Kyle has obtained a broad range of entrepreneurial, pharma, and food/beverage related experience. Kyle has been a professor of Chemistry, was the co-founder of 2 start-up companies in the fields of IT and Pharma, has attained 12 patents world-wide in drug encapsulation and delivery, and has worked in the US West Coast and Global wine industries. Kyle also has extensive global experience through his many years working in the food and beverage industry. Kyle holds a Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology from Virginia Tech, as well as both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Food Science from the University of Florida, and a Food Resource Economics and Agribusiness Management Degree from the University of Florida.
Sean O’Keefe, Ph.D.
Sean O’Keefe is a Professor of Food Science and Technology at Virginia Tech. He has worked as an expert witness on liability and patent lawsuits and has provided testimony in federal courtrooms. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy from Iowa State University and has worked as a Post Doctoral Scholar at INRA, Dijon France and CIFT in Halifax Canada. He has worked in the FSHN Department at University of Florida and National Pingtung University of Science and Technology in Taiwan. Sean has published over 150 scientific manuscripts and book chapters. His research interests focus on the chemistry of food shelf life and quality.