Brad works closely with leading growth-stage food and beverage companies and private equity funds as a Board member, strategic advisor, and Investor. His work leverages 25 years of company-building experience cutting across the full range of strategic and operational dimensions of successful company-building in the food and beverage space.
He currently serves on the Boards of Flying Embers, Simple Mills, Country Archer, Rhythm Superfoods, Biena, Fishpeople, Red’s All Natural, Gimme Foods, and RightRice. He previously served on the Board of Krave Jerky, Kevita, Health Warrior and Chameleon Cold Brew from these companies’ early stages through their respective exits as category-defining brands to Hershey’s, Pepsi, and Nestle.
Building upon a foundation in management consulting and investment banking, Mr. Barnhorn’s food and beverage journey began twenty years ago as Founder/CEO of the Fantasia Fresh Juice Company which he built into the leading superpremium fresh juice/smoothie company in the Midwestern United States culminating in a merger with Naked Juice to form the leading national brand in the category which was subsequently acquired by Pepsi.
He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.