Board of Directors
Mr. Bradley is global business leader with over 25 years’ experience as an executive in various food and ingredients businesses. Most recently, Mr. Bradley has been a principal at Ingredient Insights, a strategic consultant focused on food ingredients and specialty materials geared toward M&A activity, supporting new start-ups and providing diligence support for institutional investors. Mr. Bradley is also an Operating Partner with Arbor Investments, a private equity firm specializing in premier companies in food, beverage and related industries. Mr. Bradley joined Arbor in May 2019 in connection with its acquisition of Darifair Foods, Inc., a provider of dairy products and fresh value-added ingredients for national chain restaurants and food manufacturers.
Mr. Bradley previously served at Novel Ingredients, a technology driven provider of value-added ingredients and finished products to the U.S. dietary supplement industry. As CEO of Novel from 2014-2016, Mr. Bradley guided Novel’s transition from an owner-managed business into a successful private equity portfolio company, and as Chairman of the Board of Novel from 2016-2017, Mr. Bradley spearheaded the entry into finished consumer products, and successfully guided Novel through the process that culminated in its acquisition by Innophos Holdings, Inc. in August 2017.
From 2009-2013, Mr. Bradley was Chief Executive Officer of Warwick International Group, a specialty chemical company manufacturing bleach activators for the global home care industry and distributing specialty chemicals in Southern Europe and Asia. Prior to Warwick, Mr. Bradley was with Sensient Technologies Corporation, serving as Managing Director of its Colors Europe division (2003-2004), President of its Asia Pacific Group (2004-2005) and President of its Color Group (2005-2009).
Mr. Bradley holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from Manchester University (Finance and Marketing Majors)and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Manchester Business School.
Peter Bradley was elected to the Board of the Company in 2019.
Lead Independent Director
Brent Rosenthal is the Founder of Mountain Hawk Capital Partners, LLC, an investment fund focused on small and micro-cap equities in the food and technology media telecom (TMT) industries. Mr. Rosenthal also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of comScore(NASDAQ: SCOR).
Previously, Mr. Rosenthal was an adviser to the Board of Directors of Park City Group (NASDAQ: PCYG), a food safety and supply chain software company from 2015 to 2018. Mr. Rosenthal was a Partner in affiliates of W.R. Huff Asset Management where he worked from 2002 to 2016. Mr. Rosenthal served on the Board of Directors of Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) from 2008 to 2016 and as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board from 2011 to 2016. He also served on the Boards of Directors of two privately-held Hispanic food companies, Wisconsin Cheese Group and Reynaldo's Mexican Food Company from 2007 to 2016.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Rosenthal was Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for RSL Communications Ltd. and served emerging media companies for Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Rosenthal is an inactive Certified Public Accountant.
Brent Rosenthal was elected to the Board of the Company in 2016. Mr. Rosenthal serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee and the Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Rosenthal also serves on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.
Will T. Black
Mr. Black has over 35 years of experience in the global health and nutrition industry. In his career, he served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ChromaDex, a global bioscience company focused on the discovery and development of healthy aging nutraceutical ingredients; COO of Natreon, Inc., a proprietary botanical ingredient company; and Global Head of Marketing of Human Nutrition and Health for DSM Nutritional Products, a world leader in the discovery and development of new nutraceutical ingredients and the world’s largest manufacturer of letter vitamins and Omega-3 fatty acids. Mr. Black also held senior roles at DuPont Nutrition and Health in sales, marketing and business development for the Solae business unit focusing on the development and applications of high-value soy proteins and fiber for the food, beverage and meat analogue industries. Mr. Black currently serves as a commercial advisor for the Keto Swiss, AG a ketone discovery and development company based in Basel, Switzerland, and he is founder and CEO of Single Track Consulting, LLC focusing on global advisory for the nutrition and health sectors.
Chairman of the Audit Committee of RiceBran Technologies
Mr. Chemerow brings over 40 years of finance, accounting, and operations leadership in multiple industries. Mr. Chemerow is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Dunham’s Athleisure Corp., and served for15 years as a board member at Playboy Enterprises, Inc., culminating with his role as Non-Executive Chairman prior to its acquisition by Icon Acquisition Holdings, L.P. in 2011. Mr. Chemerow has held numerous key executive roles in both public and private companies, including serving as chief financial officer and chief revenue officer of comScore, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Rentrak, president and chief operating officer of GT Interactive Software, EVP and chief financial officer of Playboy Enterprises. During his distinguished career he garnered significant expertise managing early stage growth companies, conducting mergers, acquisitions, turnarounds and divestitures, and developing long term corporate growth strategies.
Mr. Chemerow is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from The Amos Tuck School.
Mr. Chemerow was elected to the Board of the Company in 2018. Mr. Chemerow serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Chemerow also serves on the Executive Committee and Compensation Committee.
Jean M. Heggie
Ms. Heggie is founder of Heggie & Associates, LLC, a food industry consultancy that provides strategic marketing counsel to companies and trade associations involved in the consumer food, food ingredient and ag-tech sectors. She is currently a consultant and spokesperson for the United Soybean Board. In April 2020, Ms. Heggie retired from DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences after a 33-year career in food ingredient marketing. At the time of her retirement, she was the Global Marketing Lead for DuPont’s Protein Solutions Business Unit, leading the development and execution of the Company’s strategic marketing plan supporting its plant protein portfolio. Prior to that role, Ms. Heggie led Dupont’s North America Regional Industry Team, consisting of regional marketing, innovation and product management leaders, in the execution of business initiatives in support of the Company’s broader ingredient portfolio. Ms. Heggie also held prior marketing and product management roles with Solae, LLC, DuPont Protein Technologies, Universal Flavors, Burns Philp Food Ingredients, Beck Flavors and Ralston Purina’s Protein Technologies International.