Event Details

Sales & Marketing Forum Kickoff Meeting

Thursday, February 9, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. PT

Hosted by Bedrock Analytics, 350 Frank Ogawa Plaza Suite 500, Oakland, CA, US, 94612

We're excited to share that we are launching our new Sales & Marketing Forum this February. Come network with your peers to discuss trending topics and issues relevant to you and your work. It's an opportunity to exchange ideas, get inspiration, share resources, and build camaraderie. The group will meet quarterly.

We're kicking off the first session of this new group with an in-person meetup at Bedrock Analytics in Oakland. This session will be a great opportunity to network with fellow sales and marketing professionals and learn about resources that can support your professional activities.

Our hosts at Bedrock Analytics will also be leading a virtual event on Generating Actionable Insights with Data Harmonization earlier in the day on February 9. Join us for the virtual eduction event then connect in person in the afternoon.

Who's invited?

You must be a paid member of Naturally Bay Area to be eligible for our Leadership Networking Forums. The Sales & Marketing Forum is open to all sales and marketing professionals that work in the Natural Products Industry, including suppliers as well as CEOs & Founders who are involved in the sales & marketing functions of their companies. Registration will be approved by our staff. Not sure if you are eligible? Send a message to our team.

Sales & Marketing Forum Leaders

  • Ericka Karner (Chief Growth Officer at Kuli Kuli Foods)

    Ericka Karner

    Chief Growth Officer at Kuli Kuli Foods

    Ericka has over 25 years of marketing, sales and general management experience in the consumer goods industry. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from UCLA. Ericka's career has included positions at large companies like Kraft and Nestle, but start-ups have been where she feels most at home for the last decade. At Kuli Kuli, Ericka's focus is to drive profitable growth through innovation and strategic sales expansion.

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  • Shannon Toyos (CMO at Kite Hill)

    Shannon Toyos

    CMO at Kite Hill


    Shannon Toyos carries more than 18 years of innovation, brand and business building experience. Currently, she is the Chief Marketing Officer at Kite Hill. Shannon has a deep passion for driving awareness that the plant-based company crafts delicious artisan chef-inspired foods that enable consumers to feel good about what they eat while making a positive impact on the environment one bite at a time.

    Prior to joining Kite Hill, Shannon was Vice President of Marketing for The J.M. Smucker Company where she led the business operations, marketing strategy and the innovation agenda for the on-trend pet ~$3 billion business unit. During her tenure, she launched many platforms including one of the largest new brand entries in the history of the pet snacks category “Milo’s Kitchen.” Additionally, she was part of the core team to develop the growth strategy to expand into the pet premium space that resulted in a ~$1 billion increase within the brand’s portfolio through focused M&A.

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