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OUR TEAM

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, our team has grown to include people throughout the United States and around the world.  In addition to our full-time team, our partners with expertise across numerous industries 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.  

Max Richman
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

With a background in culinary, publishing, and entrepreneurship, Max employs 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. 

Eric Gonzalez
OPERATIONS

Eric has an extensive background in food, ingredient, and potato processing. He runs our pilot manufacturing and R&D facility.

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.

Urvi Shah
FOOD SAFETY AND REGULATION

With an education in food science and food safety, Urvi brings a passion, curiosity, and diligence to her pursuit.  She leads our regulatory compliance and quality control. 

Pete Wittreich
ACCOUNTING

Pete has a background in operations support and accounting. He leads our cost accounting and internal systems. 

Robert Gray
SANITATION

Robert leads sanitation in our manufacturing and R&D facility, overseeing day-to-day operations and policies and procedures. 

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