Managing Director, Agriculture

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Strategic Advisor

Jim Padden

Jim Padden is a food industry executive with over 20 years of experience. His combined management experience and extensive knowledge of food safety make him the resident expert when it comes to the food industry and agriculture.

Global Agriculture and Value-Added Food Projects & Expansion; Agriculture Fund Advisory

Southern and Central California
  • BA, UC Santa Barbara
  • MBA, University of Southern California
  • President and CEO and founder, Your Way*Fresh – fruit and vegetable processor, distributor, and sourcing platform
  • Senior VP, Ventura Foods, LLC, an industry leader in the manufacture of salad
    dressings, edible oils, marinades, and other flavor delivery systems to major food
    retailers and food-service operators
  • CEO and founder of Central California Vegetable Growers Cooperative in Salinas,
    CA. Successfully managed crop production to mirror demand…raising per acre returns
    for member grower/shippers
  • COO at Sunkist Growers, world-wide citrus grower operations. Ran all day to day
    activities
  • President and founder of FJ Foodservice a ”ready to eat” produce and meat processing
    operation
  • VP and General

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