Carsten Hagen, CEO
Mr. Hagen brings Chosen Foods the culmination of 40 years combined experience in business management and international marketing. As an entrepreneur, he has built multiple food companies and nutraceutical product lines with distribution throughout North America. Mr. Hagen believes strongly in the benefits of holistic medicine and healing through food, making it his personal mission to deliver the highest-quality, ancient, functional foods to the public.
George R. Todd, President
Mr. Todd leverages more than 20 years of experience building successful enterprises, specializing in strategic financial and business development. His passion for preventative medicine and natural health remedies manifests as he dreams up novel ways to use Chosen Foods products in the kitchen – the most famous: his Chia burgers.
Sioma Waisburd, Board Member
Mr. Waisburd is the founder of Amnistad LLC, an innovative functional foods company that utilizes the power of Chosen Foods ingredients. He is experienced in product development and marketing of consumer products, after more than 8 years in the personal-care products industry. He is passionate about health and well-being and strongly believes in the mission of Chosen Foods, currently serving on the Board of Directors and a significant Shareholder. Mr. Waisburd holds a BA in Philosophy and BBA in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and a MBA from Babson College.
Dr. Octavio Paredes López, PhD, DSc
Dr. Paredes Lopez is a Professor of Biotechnology at the Centre of Investigation and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV) in Guanajuato, Mexico.
With his expertise in biotechnology of food crops from Mesoamerica, Dr. Paredes Lopez is collaborating with Chosen Foods to conduct cutting-edge research on the molecular biotechnology of food crops with a nutraceutical interest.