CEO & Co-founder, e.terra Kitchen; Legal – Trademark Law
e.terra is a culinary workspace solutions company that provides flexible kitchen rentals and a full range of co-working and business services to support the growth of food & beverage companies in every stage of development. e.terra provides on-demand, flexible workspaces, comprehensive support and business advisory services, customized to the needs of F&B brands, from Startups, to CPG Manufacturers and Delivery-only/Ghost/Virtual Restaurants.
With over 30 years of operational management, business development, strategic partnership, brand strategy and legal experience, I bring a proven track record of success in developing companies from startup, to niche and established companies in a broad range of industries including food & beverage, hospitality, shared economy/co-working, consumer products, CPG, fashion, entertainment, branding, and design. I bring an innovative, disruptive mind that always starts with “what if.” I am truly inspired by talented entrepreneurs with a clear, finely-tuned vision, the grit to bring their vision to market and have a team-first approach. I am interested in bringing my expertise and adding my insights as an advisor or board member, where interests and vision align. If you are one of these visionaries, don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know how I can assist. EXPERTISE: Business Strategy & Innovation; Business Development; Strategic Partnerships; New Market Expansions; Startup Advisor; Guidance for foreign companies seeking US expansion; Leadership Development; Team Building & Mentorship; Risk assessment & Management; Negotiation Strategy; Due Diligence; Regulatory, permitting, and legal guidance. Life-Long Beliefs: 1) Never say never 2) Dare to be different 3) Collaboration, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships are the keys to success in any business. A rising tide lifts all boats. 4) Its all about The WE – Team first. Passions: 1) Mentoring startups and entrepreneurs, esp. in the F&B, hospitality and shared economy spaces; 2) Empowering girls & women to achieve personal and professional success 3) Supporting social causes that build & empower local, national and international communities 4) Family
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