Owner, Stand Assured Consulting Group
Katie is a food industry veteran who worked in Fortune 500 and start-up companies developing and marketing food. She used her product development and management skills working with household brands such as Juicy Fruit, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and DoubleMint gum to start and grow her own confectionary company, Das Foods. She returned to her technical roots by becoming involved in a complex and technically challenging area of food safety: she has helped to set up food safety management systems for such marquee brands like Starbucks, Accor Hotels, Target, and Walmart. As a managing partner of Stand Assured Consulting group, she helps food manufacturers and cannabis edibles industry to create safe, effective and high-quality products.
Katie holds a bachelor degree in Food Science and Nutrition from The Ohio State University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a certified HACCP and SQF Practitioner.
In her free time, Katie enjoys traveling, running and planning her next adventure in the world of food.