Hometown: San Rafael, Calif.
What’s your sweet spot as it relates to this industry? Organic food manufacturing and wineries.
What was your favorite food as a kid? Steak and salad.
Why is food/bev/ag your chosen industry? It has great clients who are doing innovative and creative things.
What book or song inspires you the most, and why? Right now it is all of the books by Michael Lewis. He has a brilliant way of taking dense, technical subjects and making them both understandable and compelling.
What is your favorite food travel destination, and why? The U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? New Zealand. It just seems like a beautiful place.