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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 & National Sales Director
An extensive 35 year background in agriculture and fresh food industry nationally and internationally. Experience in developing successful sales teams for growing and shipping operations; produce processing companies. Management background in brand development through structured sales and marketing expertise. Instrumental in developing the first produce packaged and commodity organic brand in the retail and food service industry. An expansive history of multiple partnerships within distribution and logistics entities for the fresh produce industry. A background with over 20 years of experience in strategic management positions in various industries including organic and packaged foods. Expertise in developing new markets segments with business solutions and new products vertically within the fresh food industry.
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.
Eric Eislund – Marketing
A seasoned marketing and business development executive with over 25 years of experience introducing and marketing new products in over fifty countries worldwide. Eric has enjoyed success in both large organizations and start up environments. Eric has founded, financed and sold two companies since 2001. Eric is currently a partner in Act 5 Entertainment, a privately held entertainment producer with shows and tours in North America, Europe and Latin America..
Tracy Letain – Microbiologist/PhD.
Tracy received her PhD in microbiology in 1997 from Washington State University. Her focus since that time has been on environmental microbiology, working with both soil and water microorganisms, including both surface and subsurface water contaminants such as nitrates and phosphates. She is currently providing the research and explanation of the natural science behind the Company’s products. Tracy is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and The American Geophysical Union. Tracy has written numerous peer-reviewed publications and technical reports.
Beny J Milchgrub - Senior Scientific and Agronomical Advisor
Beny manages two companies dedicated to the introduction and implementation of agricultural and water management techniques in Venezuela. One of the highlights of his work has been the introduction of drip irrigation to industrial tomatoes in Venezuela, for which he received honors from the H.J. Heinz Company. Beny studied Biology, Plant Development and Food Technology at the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Fluent in both Spanish and Hebrew, Beny works primarily in Venezuela, Colombia and Israel, and manages TerraBella® trials and sales in these countries.