Quinn Bolsters Board of Directors with Addition of John Foraker and Michele Meyer and Announces World’s First Gluten-Free and Vegan Cheese Pretzels

September 21, 2021, Boulder, CO Hot on the heels of a Series B funding round that raised $10 million, Quinn, a Boulder-based natural foods company known for reimagining classic snacks is thrilled to announce the addition of John Foraker and Michele Meyer to it’s Board of Directors amidst new product innovation.
Michele Meyer, the former President of the Snacks Operating Unit at General Mills and an operating partner at NewRoad Capital Partners is the first female to join Quinn’s board of directors aside from Quinn Founder and CEO, Kristy Lewis. “We at NewRoad have continued to be impressed by Quinn’s innovative ideas and commitment to sustainability and I am excited to support female founder, Kristy Lewis.” Meyer said. With her extensive experience and knowledge, Meyer will be instrumental in helping Quinn continue its trajectory as the #1 driver of growth in the pretzel subcategory and the 5th largest driver of growth in the entire salty snack category in both the Natural Channel and Whole Foods Market. “We are beyond excited to welcome the first female to our board in order to further diversify our team and bring a wider range of perspective to our fast-growing company,” Lewis said.
John Foraker, Co-Founder, and CEO of Once Upon a Farm and former leader of Annie’s has also joined Quinn’s board of directors, stating, “I am excited to formally join the board to help Kristy and the team scale Quinn into a snack industry leader. Their momentum and vision are extremely compelling and it will be exciting to watch them positively impact their categories over the coming years.” Foraker said. “John has been a massive mentor, friend, legend in the natural foods industry, and supporter of Quinn since our early years. His integrity and commitment to cleaning up our food system aligns with our brand and vision, making him a tremendous asset to Quinn as we continue to grow and lean into our Be Better. Do Better. Mission™,” states Lewis.
2021 has been an exciting year for the mighty Quinn team and the company shows no signs of slowing down as they announce the launch of the world’s first-ever gluten-free Plant-Based Cheezy Style Filled Nuggets. By tapping into the booming plant-based food trends, Quinn is once again raising the bar for the snack market with this NON-GMO Project Verified, corn-free, soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly pretzel-filled nugget. "This product has truly been a labor of love,” Kristy said, “I am so proud of the entire Quinn team for the years of hard work that went into bringing this one of a kind and seriously awesome snack to shelves.” This allergen-friendly and plant-based pretzel nugget is uniquely formulated with lentil flour and can be found nationwide at Whole Foods Market.