Mark Haas has been helping natural and organic companies grow for more than 20 years. With a background leading high growth brands as well as founding his own contract manufacturing plant, Marka provides experienced insight and strategies to bring companies to their full potential.
At The Helmsman Group, Mark and his team help accelerate high potential food brands in several new categories, including bakery, snacks, cold-press beverages, gluten-free, and free-from. Additionally, Mark often takes long-term interim C-level assignments as coach to founder or advisor to the board to facilitate growth.
As an investor and advisor outside of The Helmsman Group, Mark supports organizations that empower the global organic and natural foods industry including the Advisory Boards of Aunt Fannie’s, a Safe Near Food cleaning and pesticide alternative, and 88 Acres, a free-from healthy snack start-up. Mark is also committed to nurturing the next generation of food industry leaders through his work with both Christie & Co’s Gang of Good as well as the Education Research Institute, a non-profit affiliate of the Northwest Food Processors Association.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Oceanography from University of Washington and received his Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Operations from Broad School of Business at Michigan State University.