In 2020 Mike launched his Founder to Mentor Podcast - a series where he interviews world class CPG founders that will inspire your personal and professional growth. Being an entrepreneur can be the greatest experience of a person's life, but it comes with plenty of challenges. Mike, a super accomplished business builder with multiple nine-figure exits, interviews founders weekly and uncovers the key ingredients to achieving success. Each episode contains powerful information to help you flourish on every level.
In this episode, Mike is joined by his Fata & Fleishman Mentorship Co-Founder, Greg Fleishman. Greg answers a broad range of questions critical to starting up a CPG business from marketing to scaling a team.
Check it out here: https://anchor.fm/foundertomentor/episodes/QA-with-Greg-Fleishman-e1ibf3i
About Greg Fleishman
Greg is Co-Founder & General Partner of early stage venture capital firm, @Good Alpha Industries | Co-Founder/Board Director/ex-CEO @foodstirs Junk-Free Bakery | Founder @purelyrighteous Brands venture studio| Co-Founder @uptogoodenergy | Co-Founder @eatunion | Board Director for Lily's Sweets (exited to Hershey’s Jun 2021), Once Upon a Farm with actress Jennifer Garner, 4th & Heart Ghee, Nuun Hydration (exited to Nestle Jun 2021), Fairseed, Naturally Network - LA & Demeter Biodynamic Farming USA | Partner, Cambridge SPGVC | Venture Partner, Springdale Ventures (Mr. Beast Feastables) | Operating Partner, Whipstitch Capital | Angel/LP Investor | Greg is an Ex-Kashi, Kellogg, Coca-Cola executive and Forbes Top Consumer Catalyst.
About Mike Fata
Mike Fata co-founded Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods in 1998. After serving as Chairman of the Board and CEO until 2016, he helped guide the 9-figure strategic sale of the company to Tilray in 2019.
Mike is currently Chief Executive Officer of Fata & Associates, an author, a keynote speaker, host of the Founder to Mentor podcast, Global Growth Advisor of Mid-Day Squares, Chairman of the Board of Nuts for Cheese, Lifetime member (Past Chairman) of the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA), Lifetime member (Past Chairman) of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and investor/advisor to a portfolio of companies.