Our mission is to create a company that feeds families globally.

Honouring time-valued health and wellness traditions, to maximize shareholder value through cornerstone partnerships & strategic investments, and bring transformational change at scale to the plant-based food ecosystem.

Management

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Marc Aneed

President & Director

Mr. Aneed is an award-winning natural/wellness consumer products expert with a 20-year career in CPG, starting at The Quaker Oats Company/PepsiCo and working on iconic brands such as Gatorade and more. Prior to Eat Well, Mr. Aneed was at Glanbia PLC, a global nutrition company where he led Amazing Grass, a leading plant nutrition & supplement company with over $100M in retail sales, winning multiple corporate and industry awards for brand growth. Mr. Aneed also led Glanbia’s Sports Nutrition brands in North America, including Optimum Nutrition and Isopure, with over $750M in retail sales. He has launched dozens of successful consumer products driving over $1B in retail sales collectively, with scale in eCommerce where he oversaw the #1 portfolio of fast-growing Sports Nutrition brands and the #1 Greens Superfood on Amazon. Mr. Aneed holds an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Mark Coles

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Coles is a veteran CPG senior executive specializing in the plant-based foods sector. Mr. Coles has spearheaded global plant-based start-up initiatives for the past decade, culminating in a 2020 acquisition from an international New York Stock Exchange-listed food ingredient company. Mark has over 25 years of experience in CPG-focused strategy, mergers & acquisitions, and project financing and will be instrumental in evaluating potential opportunities for the Company. Mark has extensive experience working in Canada with government agencies, domestic and international CPG distributors, food incubators, and the agricultural community.

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Patrick Dunn

Vice President, Finance (PPF)

Patrick Dunn, CPA, is a founding partner of Dunn, Pariser & Peyrot. He has a track record of building highly successful agribusinesses throughout North America and other international jurisdictions. As a partner of one of the top business management firms in Los Angeles, Mr. Dunn believes the business of plant-based nutrition will drive profitability through its unique properties in various business channels in food, cosmetics, and healthcare worldwide. As a testimony to his business portfolio work, Mr. Dunn and his firm have won multiple industry awards for accounting, finance, and business management.

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Barry Didato

Vice President, Strategy (HT)

Mr. Didato is focused on the development of strategic revenue channels, sales partnerships, and international distribution. Mr. Didato brings extensive strategic sales capabilities and an extensive network of contacts in the industry. He served for 18+ years as a senior advisor for several ultra-high net worth family offices and numerous innovative wellness, nutrition, medical, and food businesses.

Board of Directors

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Marc Aneed

President & Director

Mr. Aneed is an award-winning natural/wellness consumer products expert with a 20-year career in CPG, starting at The Quaker Oats Company/PepsiCo and working on iconic brands such as Gatorade and more. Prior to Eat Well, Mr. Aneed was at Glanbia PLC, a global nutrition company where he led Amazing Grass, a leading plant nutrition & supplement company with over $100M in retail sales, winning multiple corporate and industry awards for brand growth. Mr. Aneed also led Glanbia’s Sports Nutrition brands in North America, including Optimum Nutrition and Isopure, with over $750M in retail sales. He has launched dozens of successful consumer products driving over $1B in retail sales collectively, with scale in eCommerce where he oversaw the #1 portfolio of fast-growing Sports Nutrition brands and the #1 Greens Superfood on Amazon. Mr. Aneed holds an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Daniel Brody

Director

Mr. Brody brings 15 years of investment industry experience to Eat Well. Mr. Brody has been instrumental in capitalizing and publicly listing world-class companies, raising over $750,000,000 for five early-stage companies. Mr. Brody was licensed as an investment advisor in 2008 and spent six years at two leading independent Canadian brokerage firms. He holds a Chartered Investment Manager designation from the Canadian Securities Institute.

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Nick Demare

CFO & Director

Since May 1991, Mr. Demare has been the president of Chase Management Ltd., a private company that provides administrative, management, and financial services to private and public companies. He currently serves as an officer and director of several public reporting companies. Mr. Demare holds a bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member in good standing of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.

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Nick Grafton

Director

Mr. Grafton has over 14 years of investment, finance, and public markets experience. Mr. Grafton was previously a Portfolio Manager, managing both cannabis and energy portfolios for a Canadian-based hedge fund. Prior to asset management, he worked as an Investment Banker at Canaccord Genuity Corp., where he helped finance and advise small to mid-cap companies. He is a CFA charter holder and has a degree from Michigan State University, with a major in finance.

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Mr. Balakrishnan

Director

Mr. Balakrishnan is an experienced capital market and securities lawyer with extensive
experience advising clients in the food, beverage, agribusiness, gaming, entertainment and
hospitality sectors. He is one of the leading lawyers in Canada in gaming law and is recognized
in numerous legal directories for his work in these industries, most recently legal counsel for
Great Canadian Gaming. With a broad scope of expertise, Mr. Balakrishnan advises on private
equity investments, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and listed company maintenance.
He also acts as counsel on new issues and listings on all Canadian stock exchanges and
interlistings with several international exchanges. He is the national leader of McMillan's gaming
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Mr. Fish

Director

Mr. Fish is a practising securities lawyer focused on technology and resource issuers. He has
extensive experience with respect to public companies, capital markets and other facets
fundamental to issuers in emerging sectors. After beginning his legal career as a lawyer working
at prominent Toronto law firms, he spent two years in-house with a Canadian issuer traded on
the Canadian Securities Exchange. In 2018, Mr. Fish started his law firm, focused on advising
public companies on corporate and securities law matters, including regulatory compliance,
stock exchange listings and risk management. Mr. Fish has acted as officer and director of other
publicly and privately held companies, and was called to the Ontario bar in 2012.

Advisors

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Prince Khaled

Strategic Advisor

HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, founder and Chief Executive Officer of KBW Ventures, is a firm supporter of clean energy, the humane treatment of animals, and a vocal supporter of the private sector in the Middle East. A member of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family, Prince Khaled was born in Stanford and spent his youth in Riyadh under the mentorship of his father, philanthropist HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company. He is also the Founding Chairman of KBW Investments and serves across several boards. He invests in an array of successful but diverse global businesses – from promising technology startups to established companies. Today, with holdings on three continents, Prince Khaled stands at the gateway between the Middle East’s evolving economies and the Western world. Consistently, Prince Khaled’s focus is on ventures and ideas at the intersection of innovation and economic growth.

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Dr. Eugenio Bortone

CTO & Strategic Advisor

Gino has successfully created new-to-the-world innovation for new products and new technologies.  He has held several positions in PepsiCo that included Sr. Global Technical Extrusion Leader, and Senior Scientist for the Global Nutrition Group. During his tenure in PepsiCo he developed and launched several multimillion-dollar products such as Twisted Cheetos, which brought the Cheetos Brand for the first time to a Billion dollars in sales. At the end of his career in Frito Lay North America he had 20 patents, and several. For his creativity, in 2004 he was recognized by PepsiCo with the World Wide Creative Award, Chairman’s Award, and in 2010 was the first recipient of the Thomas Edison Award. In 2017, he applied for 7 patents, and in December 2018 the USPTO awarded the first 3. Gino is a Certified Food Scientist, and has a Ph.D. in Grain Science, MS in Nutrition, and BS all from Kansas State University.

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Dan Prefontaine

Strategic Advisor

Dan has been leading the Saskatchewan Food Centre since 2000 and in 2019 was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame.  The Food Centre provides vital services, expertise and facility for Saskatchewan’s agriculture industry to add more value to what they grow.   Under Dan's leadership, the Food Centre has assisted over 400 companies in the development and processing of new food products, with over 900 new products developed utilizing Saskatchewan based agricultural inputs. Under Dan’s leadership the Food Centre has expanded from a 10,000 square ft processing facility to a 43,000 sq ft facility called the Agri-Food Innovation Centre, which can accommodate a wide variety of agricultural products: food, fibre, cereal and pulse processing, fruit and vegetable processing.

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JEFF DUNN

Strategic Advisor

Mr. Dunn has over 30 years of experience in agriculture and packaged food, including senior
leadership positions with Bolthouse Farms, Campbell Soup Company and The Coca Cola
Company, among others. He is an Operating Partner at Butterfly Equity and focuses primarily on
the agriculture & aquaculture and food & beverage product sectors. Prior to joining Butterfly,
Mr. Dunn was the President of the Campbell Fresh division of Campbell Soup Company from
2015 to 2016, where he was in charge of building Campbell’s scale and accelerating its growth
in the rapidly expanding packaged fresh segments and categories across the retail perimeter.

ESG

Eat Well Group's Board of Directors and management are focused on sustainability, particularly how its products, practices, and partners contribute to sustainable business development, and food and nutrition security across the globe while delivering enhanced value creation for all our stakeholders.

How we navigate Environmental, Social & Governance ("ESG") factors continue to be integral to Eat Well Group's management and investment decision-making processes.

Our teams have decades of combined experience cultivating ESG principles leveraging experience from The Quaker Oats Company, Gatorade, Frito Lay, Reynolds Group, Glanbia plc, Verdient, The Saskatchewan Food Centre, and Ingredion, globally.

We're not perfect, but we always try to make the right decisions. Eat Well Group's Board of Directors is committed to an ongoing flexible ESG process and program design for companies at different points on their ESG adoption curve so that our companies, partners, and future investments align with the Company's ethos.

These criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • Resource Utilization and Waste Management
  • Conservation, Regenerative Agriculture, and Seed Genetics
  • Greenhouse Gases, Carbon Sequestration, and Life Cycle Analytics
  • Human Rights, Workplace Diversity, and Relationships
  • Overall Governance and Investor Relations
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Charitable Ventures

We want to be at the forefront of ESG governance and metrics. We're always open to conversation and guidance on the utility, effectiveness, and influence of the various data providers and ESG reporting frameworks, controls, and procedures impacting our Company.

Governance and Policies

Coming soon.