Management Team / Advisory Board Bios
Mary MolinaPresident/CEOMary Molina, founder and CEO of Lola Granola Bar, a passion project to feed her family and get their health back on track through good food and leaving a positive impact. Since then, it's bloomed into a delicious mission: love your guts through selfcare to improve overall health from your skin and cardiovascular health to brain function with probiotics and prebiotic snacks. Mary also teaches marketing and entrepreneurship to kids at underprivileged schools and collaborates with food banks to feed our friends and neighbors in need, two efforts that are near and dear to Maryâ€™s heart. Mary has a proven track record in innovation, entrepreneurship, concept validation, iteration, pivoting, scaling, branding, financial management, leadership, transparency, public speaking, board member, healthy living enthusiast., Ernie MolinaVP and Biz DevelpmentResponsibilities include managing & developing business within alternative channels, foodservice and retail nationally. Key accounts include, Google, Military Exchanges, DOT Foods, UNFI, KEHE, VIstar, Sysco, U.S. Foods, Canteen/FoodBuy, Walmart, Target, Costco, independents and chains, college/university, regional DSD's, and eCommerce. Work alongside & manage broker partners, distributors and distributor reps to successfully and strategically build new business while planning and extending current partnerships with retailers thru promotional support & numerous creative incentives. Attend trade shows, key account meetings, and category reviews while providing an authentic representation of the company's culture and business model. Provide excellent customer service to both new and current accounts with accurate follow up and clean communication.
John EdelmanBoard MemberExperienced Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry. Skilled in Modern Furniture, Retail, Textiles, Finish, and Renovation. Strong business development professional.
Joe Donato Jr. Director of Sales Data-driven maverick using insight metrics to translate into actionable shelf strategy to grow Brands with the expertise they need for the next step on their journey. Extensive experience growing brands through supplier relationships and managing teams.,