Alter Eco Foods has named Arnulfo Ventura as chief executive officer.
In his new role, Ventura will continue expanding the company's portfolio of organic sweet snacks and its implementation of regenerative agriculture practices to fight climate change and income inequality. In addition, Ventura will lead collaborative teams to position Alter Eco as the premier regenerative snacking brand to the growing number of households adopting more climatarian-centric diets.
"Alter Eco's mission to create the cleanest, greenest, most craveable snacks on Earth has never been more important and we have tremendous opportunities ahead of us," Ventura said. "I'm incredibly proud and excited to work with our exceptional teams to make a difference in the snacking industry and expand our impact on people's lives from planet to plate."
Ventura comes to Alter Eco with more than 15 years of industry experience in the natural food sector. Most recently, as CEO of Beanfields, he grew the business to a top-five brand in the highly competitive snacking chip category and launched some of the company's most successful innovations, including the Grain-Free Vegan Cracklins and the breakthrough Grain-Free Ring Puffs. Previously, he worked on strategy and business development for Califia Farms.
Throughout his career, Ventura has raised awareness around issues impacting diversity, equity and inclusion. As one of the early Latinx entrepreneurs in the health and wellness food and beverage sectors, he helped co-found Project Potluck, a professional community founded by people of color with a singular mission to help them build successful companies and careers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry.
"Arnulfo comes to us with an already remarkable record of growing successful brands," says Scott Donohue, partner and COO of NextWorld Evergreen. "Above all else, it's his collaborative approach to building genuine connections, fostering sustainable innovation and cultivating communities that makes him a true visionary, a natural leader and a perfect fit for Alter Eco. His passion for people and constant desire to do better for the environment, in both the company and the planet, give us all the confidence in his vision for the company's future."