Kara is a food and retail industry veteran who spent a decade leading one of the largest regional business units for Whole Foods Market in the United States. She is now doing strategic advisory work with innovative food brands and retailers. She is a Senior Consultant with Simpactful, a network of broadly experienced CPG and retail experts. And, she is a co-founder of BeyondBrands, a collective of natural and organic food industry leaders whose goal is to incubate and accelerate new and established brands bringing innovative, sustainable, conscious products to the market.