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CEO & Founders Forum Meeting, Wednesday, January 31st, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.,

In-Person, San Francisco

Join us at the BPM offices for an in-person meeting of our CEO & Founders Forum, overlooking the San Francisco Bay.


Ben Mand, CEO of Harmless Harvest, will lead the group in a roundtable discussion to help set you up for a productive 2024. Come prepared to share 3 things you are looking to accomplish this year, and also what your biggest worry or risk is. We'll share as a group and help brainstorm to help you accomplish your goals.


Come for the CEO & Founders Forum and stay for our community networking event + panel about AI in CPG from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. hosted by S2G Ventures. Please register for the AI in CPG event separately.


You must be a paid member of Naturally Bay Area or Naturally North Bay, and be a Founder or CEO of a Natural Products CPG brand to participate.

Learn more about our Leadership Networking Forums​​ and send any questions you have to monique@naturallybayarea.org.


BPM, One California, 1 California St, Suite 2500 (25th Floor) San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

Forum Lead

  • Ben Mand (CEO of Harmless Harvest)

    Ben Mand

    CEO of Harmless Harvest


    Ben Mand is the CEO of Harmless Harvest. At Harmless Harvest, Ben has successfully transformed Harmless Harvest tripling sales, radically streamlined the supply chain, and ultimately transforming an unprofitable business into a profitable and scalable company. Ben also led the successful acquisition of Harmless Harvest by Danone

    Perhaps most importantly, Ben’s passion and commitment to the company’s mission-led objectives has resulted in assistance to >38k people in Thailand via Fair For Life initiatives, a transition to >50% regenerative organic farming, conversion to 100% rPET bottles, and bringing Harmless Harvest dramatically closer to its goal of 100% zero-waste.

    Over the past 20 years, Ben has worked in various brand marketing and innovation roles at leading companies including General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, and Interbrand. He has made an impact as a change agent, driving improvements in health, sustainability, and social impact while delivering consistent sales and profit growth. Prior to joining Harmless Harvest, Ben oversaw all marketing, innovation and creative strategy for Plum Organics, a leading organic baby food brand. Under Ben’s tenure, the brand quickly accelerated from #3 to #1 in the category.

    Ben is a seasoned speaker and has been featured at industry events including SXSW, Natural Products Expo and Advertising Week, speaking about everything from socially-minded business practices to marketing with empathy.

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One California Street
Suite 2500 (25th Floor)
San Francisco, CA 94111

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