Founder & CEO
Dan is the Founder & CEO of Upcycled Foods, Inc., the leading innovation and ingredient platform powering the upcycled food economy. He’s a vanguard of the upcycled food movement who championed its potential among consumers and food businesses alike. Dan’s informative talks and papers outlining challenges in the food industry and his passion for sustainable solutions elevating him as a leading voice and thought leader in the industry, advancing upcycled foods and waste mitigation initiatives. Dan and team have passionately applied those solutions to manufacturers byproducts and have developed patented tech and many commercial applications to advance the cause. Dan is also a co-founding board officer of the industry trade groups Upcycled Food Association and Upcycled Food Foundation. He earned his bachelors from UCLA, where underage homebrewing started it all, and holds an MBA in sustainable business from Presidio Graduate School. When he is not championing food system sustainability, Dan can be found tending to his garden, conducting part-time gravity research in the mountains and exploring trails with his young family.