Event Details

Quick Bites: Minimizing Risk in Your Business

Tuesday, May 21, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. PT

Free Webinar

Join us for a free webinar next Tuesday, May 21, from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. PT to hear from experts on anticipating and protecting against unexpected challenges that may arise for your CPG business.

We'll hear about real-world stories that underscore the importance of proactive risk management and learn how to assess and address various risk factors that businesses encounter. From legal and financial risks to supply chain disruptions and operational challenges, we'll dissect each aspect, evaluating likelihood, potential damage, and preventive measures.

Dave Hirschkop, Naturally Bay Area Board Member and Founder of Dave's Gourmet, will lead the discussion with our panel of experts:


  • Cheryl Cauley (Department Chair - Litigation at Baker Botts LLP)

    Cheryl Cauley

    Department Chair - Litigation at Baker Botts LLP


    Cheryl Cauley is a trial lawyer focused on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property disputes. She has experience trying cases from inception through appeal in district and appellate courts across the country. She has diverse experience representing consumer product and technology clients in fields such as search, sales and advertising, wireless communications, and autonomous vehicles.

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  • Monika Pelz (Managing Director of Moss Adams LLP)

    Monika Pelz

    Managing Director of Moss Adams LLP


    Monika Pelz is a CPA with nearly three decades of experience in public accounting, specializing in financial statement audits, reviews, and compilations. With a career spanning back to 1996, Monika has honed her expertise through various roles, primarily focused on CPG industries. Monika has worked with clients ranging from publicly traded corporations to closely held entities, gaining invaluable industry insights and financial reporting best practices. Currently, Monika directs her efforts towards empowering middle-market CPG companies, leveraging her experience to provide streamlined audits, strategic guidance, and comprehensive accounting solutions as a trusted advisor with Moss Adams.

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  • Pete Picetti (Senior Vice President at Heffernan Insurance Brokers)

    Pete Picetti

    Senior Vice President at Heffernan Insurance Brokers


    Pete Picetti is a highly experienced insurance professional who has spent over three decades working in the Property & Casualty (P&C) sector. Serving as Senior Vice President at Heffernan Insurance Brokers, he is recognized as a prominent niche leader, specializing in insurance for consumer packaged goods (CPG) and the food and beverage industry.

    As a trusted business partner, Pete is dedicated to helping his clients navigate the complexities of insurance products while offering valuable insights on HR, field operations, budgeting matters, and risk transfer.

    Before his successful insurance career, Pete dedicated five years to the Coast Guard. His commitment to “duty and service” has greatly influenced his professional career and dedication to building strong client relationships.

    Pete currently resides along the California coast with his wife and is the proud father of three children. Pete finds immense joy in being a loving grandparent to his two grandchildren.

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