Andy Stallone

Andy Stallone PhotoAfter years in his family’s restaurant and catering business in New York and Florida, Andy co-founded Boca Beverage, a start-up distribution company which became the first and ultimately exclusive distributor of Arizona Iced Tea in the Florida market. Over the next few years he grew the company into a statewide distributorship with master distribution rights in Georgia and Alabama, and launched then-emerging brands Nantucket Nectars, Fiji Water, Hansen’s Natural and Red Bull into the Florida market. He successfully negotiated the sale of the company to Arizona Partners after reaching $40MM in sales.
Since selling Boca Beverage, Andy has been instrumental in the successful launch and expansion of several beverage brands:

Launched Odwalla/Fresh Samantha in the southeast, achieving $3MM in sales the first year and $6MM the next.

Invited to join Tom First, founder of Nantucket Nectars, as VP Sales and Distributor Relations to launch “Shelflink”, an innovative web-based technology company providing a platform for distribution and supply chain management.

Supported the introduction of Monster Energy Brand by building the East Coast distributor network from 8 to 30+ distributors.

As VP Sales and Operations for BCI-National Beverage Corp., he was responsible for both the Florida and Louisiana DSD divisions. He recruited, developed and managed a 40+ member sales team, and increased overall profitability by +15% within the first three months.

As National Sales Director for New Leaf Brands, he managed a nation-wide network of 100+ distributors and was responsible for all DSD, Broker and Direct Warehouse Sales.

Andy currently lives in Florida with his wife of 25 years and two daughters, and is an avid tennis and golf player.

Ryan Youngman

Ryan Youngman PhotoAn award-winning sales professional, Ryan maximizes revenue in highly competitive and growing environments. Increasing the top line/bottom line and expanding market share, he excels at developing and executing successful long-term business building strategies, turning facilities and territories around, while exceeding corporate growth initiatives.

A superior negotiator and closer, he has an overall knowledge of customers from being on both the retailer/wholesaler side and distributor side of the table. He has a proven track record of rolling out unique and successful sales programs in start-up and Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods settings.

His strengths include:

  • Launching programs while building positive culture, generating new, repeat and referral business
  • Fostering relationships and retaining business with key accounts and team members
  • Creating, cultivating and selling new programs to meet or exceed company objectives
  • Managing overall sales and customer processes, including forecasting and distribution

He won the UNFI Western Region MVP Award for channel development and overall sales contribution, and was selected as a key presenter to the UNFI Board of Directors. Others say that Ryan wins cooperation at all levels, handles rapid change easily, successfully promote new ideas and inspire others to top performance.

Steve Mourtokokis

Steve-Mourtokokis-PhotoSteve Mourtokokis is a CPG professional with expertise in launching and growing natural/organic brands.

Getting his start with Pirate’s Booty, Steve  was a part of a small team who grew sales from $34 million to $110 million within 5 years, which resulted in the company selling to B&G Foods for $195 million.

He then joined the Brads Raw Foods team and launched the brand in 50+ retail chains consisting of over 3,000 stores in the Midwest, within the first year.

Steve is currently helping launch the retail branded business in the U.S. for the global dairy company, Fonterra.


JaimeJaime began her career in the Natural Foods Industry with Brad’s Raw Foods when the company was in the very early stages.  With a previous sales and marketing background in the larger corporate arena, Jaime wanted to bring her problem-solving skills to the start up world.  She played an integral role at Brad’s for 5 years when the company was going through its major growth stages touching all facets of the business. Jaime has gone on to play a consulting role at other natural foods companies in similar stages.  Jaime understands the sales and distribution network in the natural foods space but really thrives in a marketing capacity.  Due to her knowledge of sales, Jaime is able to partner and work together with the sales side to provide programs to help pull product through once its on shelf.  Jaime has access to a national team of Brand Ambassadors to help provide in field marketing support and activation for brands as well as many ideas to help measure and pull through grassroots marketing events, trade shows, and event planning.  Additionally, Jaime is data driven working within SPINS, SATORI, and different data portals.
Overall start-ups and strategy for success is where Jaime loves to work as well as getting to meet many different creative and visionary entrepreneurs.  From a personal standpoint, Jaime feels very lucky to be working in an industry that is paving the way for healthier living.  She is passionate about natural and organic living, is a mom to two cuties, loves yoga, hiking, and spending as much family time outdoors as possible.