Alan has worked in the world of nutritional foods and supplements for more than 10 years, before that having spent most of his career with large global companies such as Unilever and Tetra Pak. He has worked in various countries around the world and was CEO for Tetra Pak North America before joining NextFoods, the makers of GoodBelly Probiotic Juice. He was involved at its very inception in 2008, when he helped secure the license of a patented probiotic strain from Sweden and participated in naming the product and raising the initial outside capital.
In addition to being the CEO of NextFoods, Alan sits on (or has sat on) a number of boards in the natural foods and packaging industries, working closely with the founders, investors and management teams. These include companies that are funded by venture capital and private equity investors. He has also presided over numerous exits to strategic and PE buyers. He was Chairman of both SunOpta Inc, a billion dollar public company, and the Carton Council, an industry organization established to promote the recycling of beverage cartons, which he founded.
In his private time, he surfs, plays tennis and golf and skis in Colorado, his current home.