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We are a team united in the pursuit of improving the food system. 

Farther Farms traces its origins to the rural potato fields of northern India.  Since then, we have grown to involve people from throughout the United States and around the world.  In addition to our full-time team, we have the pleasure of partnering with experts across numerous industries who have made invaluable contributions to our culture, progress, and learnings.

Our Team

Mike Annunziata
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mike, our Co-Founder, partnered with Vipul while completing business school in New York.  With a background in finance and venture investing, his work has made pursuit of our vision a reality.  He leads finance and business strategy. 

Vipul Saran
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

Our Co-Founder, Vipul, first conceived of Farther Farms as a vehicle to empower farmers.  His early research on new fruit and vegetable processing technologies formed the foundation of the organization.  He leads technical and product development.  

Lalit Chordia
ENGINEERING

With expertise in engineering technologies and business development, Lalit unites technical knowledge with entrepreneurial spirt.  He drives our engineering design toward large-scale commercialization.

Max Richman
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

With a background in culinary, publishing, and entrepreneurship, Max employs a generalist's approach.  He leads our sales, marketing, and administration. 

Lindsey Reardon
R&D & FOOD SAFETY

As a multi-disciplinary food scientist, Lindsey combines a background in food manufacturing with technical food science knowledge.  She leads product development and quality assurance.

Rick Hebb
ENGINEERING

Rick, our technical Renaissance man, is a mechatronics specialist.  He drives technological commercialization through R&D engineering and continuous improvement. 

Alex Silva
MICROBIOLOGY

Alex has a background in bioprocess engineering, molecular and computational biology, and plant pathogenic research. He runs our microbiology laboratory and drives our food safety research.

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