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Harvindar Singh

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Local Forager, Whole Foods Market. Previously Food & Farm Coordinator, Washington State University.

Local Forager, Whole Foods Market. Previously Food & Farm Coordinator, Washington State University.

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Indian Bento
The Organic Pantry Company
Bru Broth
Jone's Gelato

Positions

Local Forager Whole Foods Market March 2006 - March 2016
Food & Farm Coordinator Washington State University March 2001 - December 2004
Farmers Market Director Port Townsend Farmers Market April 2001 - November 2004

Education

San Jose State University Advertising 1992 - 1995

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Growth hacking
  • • Operational Excellence
  • • Supply chain management
  • • CPG Branding
Markets of Interest
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Restaurants and Retail
  • • Beverages
  • • CPG
  • • Specialty Food

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Branding • Business Development • CPG marketing • Local food • Grocery • cpg product development • Food Business Accelerator

Key Accomplishments

Proven leader in the local food movement who has helped nurture some of the most recognizable consumer packaged brands in the marketplace including Three Twins Ice cream, Rustic Bakery, Wild Brine, Farmhouse Culture, Saint Benoit Creamery and more. As Local Forager, I have on-boarded over 1,000 local food companies for Whole Foods Market, loaned over $2 million to 30 local producers and most recently awarded 400K in grant money to 80 new local producers through a regional community 5% day program, first of its kind in the company.

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Arno Hesse
They're my friends  •  Founder and CEO, Credibles and Co-Founder, Clearbon.
Great vision. Expansive network. Can adapt.
minh tsai
They're my advisor  •  CEO, HODO SOY. Previously Dir. Product Strategy, Charles. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.
he has a great network
Nikhil Arora
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Back to the Roots LLC. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Harv would be an amazing advisor - anyone looking to get involved in the food & bev space should chat with Harv first. Full of experience - ... from the farm to shelf - Harv understands what it takes to succeed in this industry like few others. His experience managing farmer markets, local Forager at Whole Foods, and working with countless local suppliers, entrepreneurs, and farmers make him a great bouncing board for natural product space strategy.
Patrick Du
Technology Account Director, George P Johnson. Previously Marketing Manager, Cisco Systems, Inc..
Hyunjoo Albrecht
We worked together  •  CEO/founder, Sinto Gourmet LLC .
Harvindar found my Kimchi product and helped my business start and grow by bringing my product to a major grocery chain, Whole Foods Market. ... He explained about the nature of whole sale food business and helped me understand many elements involved ( broker, distributor, retail buyers...etc). He actually introduced me to a local distributor with whom I am still doing business very successfully.
Neal Gottlieb
We worked together  •  Founding Twin, Three Twins Ice Cream. Previously Volunteer, Peace Corps. Cornell grad.
Harv has spent many years in the natural food industry helping to foster others' dreams of building companies from the ground up. He is very ... knowledgeable about the natural food industry. well-connected and passionate about having positive impact.
Julie Gengo
Previously MarCom Project Manager - Marketing Engagement & Delivery, Blue Shield of California. University of California, San Diego grad.
Harv is a great advisor because he is very knowledgeable and offers great advice.
Jöne Pan
We worked together  •  CEO / Founder, Jöne's Gelato. Previously Chef Consultant, Chef Jöne Pan.
Harv is extremely knowledgable in all things in quality food, entrepreneurship, product development, business growth, and the list goes on. ... He is a seasoned serial entrepreneur with an impressive resume which includes a decade as Whole Foods Market Forager. He has helped my business grow immensely in a very very short period of time. An amazing person, advisor, with great business and work ethic! With Harv's broad network and knowledge, he has been able to guide small businesses in funding, national growth, and everything in between. Highly recommended!
Anna Smith Clark
They're my friends  •  Founder, Get Gone Traveler
Harvindar has a well rounded view of the food world. He has an extensive network in California, through the Pacific NorthWest and I am sure ... extended through other regions of the US. He is thoughtful, and is a strong collaborator and advisor. As an entrepreneur he is driven and resourceful as he pulls the puzzle pieces together to accomplish what is needed. He is also a person that is pleasure to discuss and work through ideas. He is simply put an all around good egg.
Drew Stern
Entrepreneur, Global Nomad, Student of Life - I am here to Turn Up YOUR Awesome®!

Anna Smith Clark
They're my friends  •  Founder, Get Gone Traveler
Anna is a thoughtful, intelligent leader with great taste in good food and is a master at creating epic and meaningful culinary experiences ... where food culture and tradition is honored and appreciated.

Jöne Pan
CEO / Founder, Jöne's Gelato. Previously Chef Consultant, Chef Jöne Pan.
Disruptive and delicious recipe, on market trend, chef inspired , willing to listen and execute!