Rising Star Members

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Two years ago OSC² launched its second CEO/Founder group, the Rising Stars. This membership is for emerging, mission-aligned, founders and CEO’s in the natural products industry.

OSC² is currently seeking the best and brightest sustainable product leaders committed to making a positive impact on our industry, people, and environment.

Member Benefits

  • Six member meetings per year with fellow CEO’s and Founders in natural
  • Present/attend one OSC² Core Member meetings per year
  • Staff participation in one of our OSC² Working Groups (Finance, Operations, Admin, Sales,  or Marketing) – participation in multiple groups available for an additional fee
  • Access to OSC²  Natural Products University workshops and continuing-ed courses
  • Mentorship opportunities with OSC² core-members
  • Preferred access to OSC² events

Note: Participation in the OSC² Packaging Coalition is available for an additional fee.

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OSC² would like to thank Sensiba San Filippo for its support of the next generation of mission-driven natural products leaders! 


Shadi Bakour – CEO & Co-Founder, Pathwater
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Sarah Bird – CEO, Beyond Broth
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Lisa Curtis – CEO & Co-Founder, Kuli Kuli Foods
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Caroline Duell – CEO & Founder, All Good
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Tucker Garrison – CEO & Co-Founder, Imlak’esh Organics
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Joshua McHugh – CEO & Founder, Living Intentions Intentions
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Amer Orabi – COO & Co-Founder, Pathwater
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Rachel Pachivas – COO, Annemarie Skin Care
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Michelle Pusateri – CEO & Founder, Nana Joes
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Eric Quick – CEO, The TownKitchen
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Ryan Rich – Co-Owner/VP of Sales & Marketing, All Good

Philip Richardson – COO & Co-Founder, Imlak’esh Organics

Sadie Scheffer – CEO & Founder, Bread SRSLY
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Emily Stone – CEO & Co-Founder, Uncommon Cacao
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Charles Thieriot – Owner & GM, Llano Seco
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Membership Criteria

    • Leader currently engaged in the business. He/she must be a CEO, President, or C-level founder
    • Leader models sustainable values in their life and business
    • Leader demonstrates high integrity, humility, confidentiality, and openness to giving/receiving constructive feedback
    • Leader resides in Northern California or is able to make at least 4 in-person meetings/year in the Bay Area
    • Company is approx. $1-$10 mil in revenues
    • Company is profitable or fast growth and well-funded
    • Company has a socially conscious and/or sustainability mission
    • Presence in the natural products industry, CPG or other strong sustainable cause
    • 100% non-GMO Food or agricultural products
    • Organic or strategy to move toward organic
    • Addressing a food system issue within the DNA of their company
    • B-Corp’s preferred or on the path
    • Non-competitive with other members – current members will validate
  • Annual Membership Fee – $4,300


Interested in participating? Or know someone who might be a good fit? OSC² is seeking membership nominations for the Rising Star group. We will be adding 2-3 additional members in 2019!   If you are interested in participating, please contact our Program Director, Michael Anzalone ([email protected]), or Lara Dickinson, Executive Director ([email protected]) by way of a referral, expressing your interest.