Kunal is the Co-Founder & COO of BOU Brands, a new and fast growing ingredient and soups company. Kunal graduated from Syracuse University, with a dual degree in Economics & Political Science. He started his career in finance and then worked his way through investment banking.
After completing a management consulting stint with a food company, Kunal found his passion for the F&B industry and started his own consulting firm that helped advanced start up food & beverage brands create and implement more effective sales, marketing and growth strategies. Kunal helped several of his clients gain mass market through major US distributors and retail chains. Each brand he worked with experienced triple digit growth YoY and secured placement in several thousand new retail doors.
Kunal was hired as the General Manager of one of the fastest growing snack and restaurant companies in the UK, Metcalfe’s Skinny & itsu Grocery. He was put in charge of the entire US launch of the snacks and restaurant concept. He provided solutions for supply chain, logistics, and helped create all projections, budgets, sales & marketing strategies.
After plans changed for Metcalfe’s Skinny and the company was successfully acquired by Snyder’s Lance, Robert and Kunal formed BOU Brands and did a brief stint in the boutique fitness industry. Kunal sharpened his marketing skills by learning several tactics to build brand awareness, acquire new customers and really drive ROI through digital and experiential marketing. After a year, Kunal shifter his focus to BOU, a range of delicious bouillon and the first ever to market, gravy cubes made with natural, non GMO and gluten free ingredients. BOU entered the market in May of 2017 and grew into a national brand in a little over 3 months.
Kunal is married to his best friend of 25 years and together they have a 3 year old daughter who he calls his “tiny boss”.