Dan Krause is the Managing Director at Bradmer Foods and leads the consulting practice. He is a specialty and grocery industry expert with over 30 years of corporate experience at McCormick, General Mills and Zatarain’s. His extensive background in traditional grocery as well as in natural and specialty products makes him a wealth of information and knowledge to his client base. Dan began his career as a Financial Analyst at General Mills, then moved to Consumer Foods Sales where he called on major grocery chains in Central Florida representing Cheerios, Yoplait, Nature Valley, and Betty Crocker. At Zatarain’s of New Orleans, he called on specialty food distributors and partner retailers. With the sale of Zatarain’s to McCormick, Dan became Director of Specialty Sales and helped integrate Zatarain’s products with McCormick’s Old Bay and Golden Dipt branded products. As Director of Sales Operations at McCormick, Dan led a team of cross functional Managers that supported field sales in technology, key performance indicators, merchandising and trade promotion systems. Dan was named as a Consumer Goods Technology Magazine Visionary in 2002. Dan holds a BS in Accounting from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and is a Certified Coach.
Adam Borden is the founder and a Partner at Bradmer Foods. He leads the investment efforts of Bradmer Foods and is a nationally-recognized food entrepreneurship expert who has spoken professionally at the Fancy Food Shows, the New England Culinary Institute and the Ross School of Business on the topic. Adam also has been quoted in national news outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and on National Public Radio. Adam previously worked as the Marketing and E-Commerce Manager for Petrossian, the Paris-based luxury food importer and distributor, where he co-managed the direct-to-consumer business and overall marketing for the firm. At the same time, he served on the James Beard Foundation Programming Committee, organizing many fundraising dinners with chefs from across the country. Adam has an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and a BA Phi Beta Kappa in art history from Wesleyan University.