Rabbi Mois Navon is an ASIC Department Project Manager at Mobileye – an automotive-vision-systems giant. In the early 2000s, Navon, like many in his profession, found himself out of a job following the dot-com crash. “That was a very, very bad time to be on the street because everybody was on the street,” he recalled. A former colleague told him about Mobileye, a fledgling, 15-person startup operating out of a house in Jerusalem’s Ramot neighborhood. The Los Angeles native found work there as an engineer. Soon, Navon began teaching a lunchtime Torah class for a handful of secular colleagues. Nearly 17 years — and an Intel acquisition — later, his class routinely attracts a couple of dozen employees, both religious and secular.
Lee Richter is a successful business leader who many top entrepreneurs call a Renaissance woman. Lee was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of their Top 100 Women Business Leaders in 2019. She has launched a dozen successful businesses in the financial, education and lifestyle sectors. Since 1984, Lee’s company, Richter Communications has helped strategy and public relations campaigns with companies such as Autodesk, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and many more. Some of her companies include Richter Design Group, Richter Communications, the Event Planner Association, Holistic Veterinary Care, a Veterinary Hospital which she ran with her husband Dr. Gary Richter, and MyPetthrives.com online community and many more. She is a co-founder of MyPetThrives.com which is a free resource for people who love their pets and want to get the latest information on health and education. Lee also finds time as the founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Pet & Wildlife Fund, which donates veterinary services to pets and wildlife in need. Her claim to fame is being Abbey’s mom – Abbey has done two TED talks before she was 14 and published her first book by age 9.
Ari Sherman is a co-founder of Evo Hemp. He is a sales and marketing executive with experience in the natural products industry. Ari also co-founded Hemp Health LLC.
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Jeff Schmidgall is the co-founder of Bubba’s Foods. Since 2014, Bubba’s Foods has been at the head of a natural health food revolution where smart, healthy choices finally meet big, bold flavors. Run by gourmet chef Jared Menzel and his brother-in-law, former CrossFit trainer and health coach, Jeff Schmidgall, they’re satisfying your naughty and nice cravings with every wholesome green banana they peel, dash of chipotle they sprinkle, and nourishing handful you munch.
[Sweet and Snack Show Series] Making the Most of An Opportunity with Mark Sarafa Founder of Pop Daddy Popcorn
Mark Sarafa is the founder of Pop Daddy Popcorn. Seeking a healthier way for his family to enjoy snacking, one day Mark bought a large popcorn machine and started experimenting with different kernels and flavors in his basement, passing out his popcorn to friends, family, and neighbors. Following his successful experimentation, in 2013, Pop Daddy became Mark’s full-time job and the business has only kept growing from there!