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Jonathan Szarvas – Founder & Chairman
An entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in strategic management positions in various industries including organic and packaged foods. Yoni has specific expertise in developing and opening new markets with business solutions focused on bottom line results in the areas of sales, marketing, operations, purchasing, inventory, production and financial management.
Michael Leach – President
Michael was born and raised in California’s Salinas Valley, working in the lettuce fields and literally learning the produce business from the ground up. He has held key business development and sales positions with major companies involved in all aspects of the fresh produce trade including Safeway, Tanimura & Antle, Integrated Fresh Solutions and Hardies’ Fruit & Vegetable. Recently Michael was the Chief Customer Officer for Prosource a potato and onion grower shipper nationally with responsibility for developing all customer relations and customer communication for the company.
Bella Ohana, Ph.D. – Executive Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Planning
Dr. Ohana has over 20 years of experience in life sciences academia and industry. In 2001, Dr. Ohana joined Infinity Group (a leading Israeli-Chinese private equity management group of funds), led and is still supporting the life science investments since then. During 2009-2010, Dr. Ohana relocated to Shanghai, was part of the founding team that established JV’s with local Chinese governments from different cities, and co-founded the first Sino-Israel Medical Accelerator in China. In 2010 she was elected as the vice chairman of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and Board member of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce in China. Prior to joining Infinity, she served as Head of the Molecular Biology Laboratory, then as R&D Manager, at Savyon Diagnostics, Ltd. Dr. Ohana received her Ph.D from Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. She has completed her post-doctorate fellowships in the gene regulation field at Hoffmann-LaRoche Institute in New Jersey and at Rockefeller University in New York.
John Brierley – Investor
John has over 30 years of experience as a banker, specializing in foreign exchange and rates trading. He has worked in the capital markets divisions of major U.S. and European banks, including Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust. His deep commitment to the environment attracted him to and fuels his involvement with ABOS. John resides in London.
Allison Goodwin – Co-Founder & Investor
Allison combines her deep experience as a sales and marketing professional with her history as a Founder of AquaBella Organic Solutions to provide insights on Company strategy and business opportunities. Allison brings entrepreneurial skills and instincts developed as Founder and President of Allison Goodwin Group Sales, and as an associate with health technology companies ASEA and ZAAZ Studios.
Dan McGanty – Investor
Dan McGanty worked for many years in investment banking, as a Managing Director in Capital Markets for both Bankers Trust and CS First Boston. Since retiring from investment banking he has focused on property investing and management, overseeing a private portfolio of commercial and residential properties in the US and the UK. He has been involved with Aquabella since 2009 as an investor and consultant to the Board.