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Brandon Hernandez is a highly accomplished professional based in Denver, Colorado, USA, with extensive expertise in the food and beverage industry. As a Senior Partner at Whole Brain Consulting, he holds certifications in SQF II and HACCP, showcasing his commitment to quality and safety standards. Brandon serves as a Board Advisor at the USDA Regional Economic Development Council, providing valuable insights into economic development strategies. His leadership extends to various advisory roles, including as Chairman of the Board at Naturally Boulder, an Advisory Board Member at the University of Colorado Boulder, and involvement with organizations like Naturally Network, CURED Nutrition, and A Boring Life, Inc. Brandon's educational foundation includes a Bachelor's of Science in Biology from Colorado State University. With a career spanning roles at Zateca Foods and diverse responsibilities encompassing food safety, supply chain management, and research and development, Brandon brings a wealth of experience. His robust skill set in Quality Management, Team Building, Purchasing, and GMP contributes significantly to the industry. Brandon Hernandez is recognized for his meticulous approach to career advancement and his comprehensive understanding of various facets of the food and business sectors. Notably, Brandon has played a pivotal role in driving business growth for companies of all sizes, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, demonstrating his versatility and impact in diverse business landscapes. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Brandon Hernandez is a proud supporter and sponsor of Norco Rush Soccer, reflecting his commitment to community engagement and youth development through sports.

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Senior Partner William Madden Ph.D. is a visionary force in the food industry with over 25+ years of impactful experience. Renowned for his prowess in big-picture operations, supply chain management, and adept contract negotiations, Madden has left an indelible mark on the industry landscape. Madden's expertise has proven instrumental in helping a spectrum of businesses, from startups to multibillion-dollar enterprises, navigate the complex terrain of contract manufacturing and entering the U.S. market. His strategic guidance ensures these companies not only find perfect-match manufacturers but are also set on a trajectory for long-term success. In addition to his significant contributions, William Madden Ph.D. serves as the Chair Executive Committee Member of Naturally Chicago, showcasing his leadership and commitment to fostering collaboration within the industry. A truly dynamic figure, William Madden Ph.D. has been instrumental in growing and scaling domestic and international startups to Fortune 500 companies across many consumer brand categories. His multifaceted approach and proven track record make him an indispensable asset for any company navigating the intricate landscape of the food industry. Beyond his hands-on contributions, Madden is an influential author, having penned "Separating the Con Man From the Co Man – A Guide to Contract Manufacturing" (Train of Thought Press). Following this groundbreaking work, he further solidified his status as an industry thought leader with his publication "The Role of External Manufacturing in Global and Domestic Product Commercialization." This authoritative guide, available at leading retailers such as Barnes and Noble and Amazon, reflects his deep insights and commitment to sharing knowledge within the industry.

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"Brandon has been providing food safety and food manufacturing support for us across multiple businesses over the past several years. Whether it is food processing line design, quality standards or food safety consulting, Brandon has consistently demonstrated his knowledge and expertise.”— 505 Southwestern 


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