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Whole Brain Consulting to Speak at The Hatchery December 2, 2019

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Chicago Illinois area's William Madden, co-founder and senior partner of Whole Brain Consulting, is scheduled to present at The Hatchery from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on December 2, 2019.

As a highly respected senior food industry consultant, Madden brings over 20 years experience in the field of outsourced operations and entrepreneurship to the table. Alongside Madden's colleagues Maggie Craig and Stefanie Fogel of DLA Piper, Madden will speak on the topic "Start Up to Scale Up: Co-Manufacturing Considerations."

Madden is a renowned thought leader, writer, and presenter recognized for consulting in the rapidly changing food industry partnership between suppliers, co-manufacturers, co-packers and food companies. In addition to authoring "Separating the Con Man From the Co Man: How to Source a Contract Manufacturer," Madden has contributed to the forward movement of the industry through multiple avenues and has served as an advisor and mentor to emerging food companies.

Craig and Fogel are legal experts specializing in regulatory practice and litigation matters, including but not limited to multi-national food and consumer product regulation and compliance, food and consumer product recall response, corporate compliance, and commercial, class action and multi-plaintiff litigation.

The Hatchery is a 67,000 square foot food industry incubator, designed to help food businesses scale. As one of the largest food industry incubators in the United States, The Hatchery is known for its industrial kitchens, co-working spaces, on-side business planning services, classes and events.

To learn more about Whole Brain Consulting and the upcoming presentation, visit https://whole-brain-consulting.com.

About Whole Brain Consulting:

Whole Brain Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in outsourced operations in the food industry, operates from offices in Chicago and Boulder. From supply chain and operations management to food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance, Whole Brain Consulting utilizes the cumulative expertise of over two dozen industry experts to solve problems for rising food companies.

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Whole Brain Consulting Acquires JL Dale and Associates LLC

LOVELAND, Colo. -- Boulder, Colorado area's Brandon Hernandez, co-founder and senior partner of Whole Brain Consulting, announces acquisition of JL Dale and Associates, LLC.

Les Dale, owner of JL Dale and Associates, after a long career in food safety and food safety auditing, is retiring. In this move, Les reached out to Whole Brain Consulting to ensure his clients would be fully supported despite his decision to exit the company. The subsequent acquisition of JL Dale and Associates means Whole Brain Consulting now has a presence in Michigan, expanding the company's depth in the food safety, food quality, and food regulation arena.

"Whole Brain Consulting appreciates Les' long career in food safety," says Hernandez. "We can't adequately express our gratitude that Les would entrust JL Dale and Associates' clients to Whole Brain Consulting. We wish Les nothing but the best in what we hope is a long, well deserved, relaxing retirement."

Hernandez, founder of BJH Food Safety, combined forces with Will Madden of Right Brain Consulting in 2016. Together the two entrepreneurs and food industry experts founded Whole Brain Consulting, leveraging Hernandez's depth of expertise in food safety and food production and Madden's two decades of experience with contract negotiations and operations management, also in the food industry.

This is the company's second acquisition. Hernandez and Madden can be found at various conferences and trade shows throughout the year, speaking to the complexities of third-party outsourced operations management within the food industry, including negotiation and management of co-packer and co-manufacturer relationships.

To learn more about Whole Brain Consulting and the acquisition, visit https://whole-brain-consulting.com.

About Whole Brain Consulting:

Whole Brain Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in outsourced operations in the food industry, operates from offices in Chicago and Boulder. From supply chain and operations management to food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance, Whole Brain Consulting utilizes the cumulative expertise of over two dozen industry experts to solve problems for rising food companies.

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Whole Brain Consulting to Host Styles 4 Kidz Annual Fall Gala at Historic Elizabeth Cheney Mansion

OAK PARK, Ill. -- Whole Brain Consulting, a food industry consulting firm, is sponsoring the 4th annual Styles 4 Kidz Fall Gala charity event Saturday, November 2. The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. at Elizabeth Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302. With its recent feature on Doctor and the Diva, Styles 4 Kidz - as featured on GMA Strahan and Sara - gears up to raise charitable funds to ensure its high quality, compassionate textured hair care education and services are accessible to a rapidly growing number of children and families across the nation seeking the non-profit's guidance and expertise.

Styles 4 Kidz is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides high-quality, compassionate hair care education and services for kids with textured hair in foster care and transracial adoptive or biracial families throughout the United States.

The event will be broadcast via Facebook Live on the official Styles for Kidz Facebook page @styles4kidz.

Funds raised from this year's event will help expand the Styles 4 Kidz salon services and workshops to reach more transracial adoptive and foster families, as well as expand services to more children in need who live in group foster care.

The gala Emcee is Keno Greer, radio host on Rejoice 102.3 FM and Rejoice102.com. The charitable event will also feature a dinner (generously donated by KitchFix), silent and online auction, music by D.J. Carnell, and testimonials from Styles 4 Kidz families.

Auction includes notable items from Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, The Second City, Cooper's Hawk, and many more. To sign up for our online auction, go to https://www.32auctions.com/S4KGala2019.

"Join us in making a difference for kids in transracial adoptive and foster communities across the USA! Help us meet our $30,000 gala fundraising goal so we can serve 500+ kids throughout the next year," says Tamekia Swint, Styles 4 Kidz Executive Director. "Your contributions allow Styles 4 Kidz to continue and expand our high quality, compassionate hair care education and services to kids with textured hair in the Chicagoland area and nationwide. You are the reason we can offer hair care with heart to our foster and adoptive families!"

Tickets are available now at bit.ly/S4KFallGala.

Contact jenridder@styles4kidz.org for sponsorship package and pledge inquiries.

Sponsors are needed and welcomed. Whole Brain Consulting, third party outsourced operations consultancy serving the food industry, is a repeat sponsor of the Styles 4 Kidz Fall Gala.

Learn more at https://www.styles4kidz.org/ and find #Styles4Kidz on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Whole Brain Consulting:

Whole Brain Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in outsourced operations in the food industry, operates from offices in Chicago and Boulder. From supply chain and operations management to food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance, Whole Brain Consulting utilizes the cumulative expertise of over two dozen industry experts to solve problems for rising food companies. Learn more about Whole Brain Consulting at https://whole-brain-consulting.com/.

Contacts:

William Madden
Co-Founder, Whole Brain Consulting
will@whole-brain-consulting.com
https://whole-brain-consulting.com/

Tamekia Swint
Executive Director, Styles 4 Kidz, NFP
773-552-4257
tamekiaswint@styles4kidz.org
https://www.styles4kidz.org/
#Styles4Kidz @styles4kidznfp

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Will Madden of Whole Brain Consulting Speaks at the Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network Founder’s Series

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Chicago area's Will Madden, co-founder and senior partner of Whole Brain Consulting, speaks at the Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network Founder's Series, held September 25, 2019. The Founders Series is a CFBN series presented in partnership with CA Branding, Fifty Gazelles and PreBrands.

This 5-part series of events focuses on creating conversations and connections for founders' from the growing and scaling companies of the Chicagoland start-up food scene. The Founders Series combines food, cutting edge conversation and networking.

This third event in the Founder's Series explores the question: "To Co-Pack or To Self Manufacture...which is best?" Experts speak in depth about sourcing a co-packer and determining what options are available and best for specific business opportunities.

Madden brings 20+ years of experience in the field of outsourced operations and entrepreneurship to the table. Starting with a degree in business management from Georgia Tech, Madden began a career with five years at Nestle and five years at Little Lady Foods, working as an account manager. Madden then invested time learning the ins and outs of the industry first as the director of new business development at Hearthside Food Solutions and later as a key account manager at Fonterra.

Later Madden founded Right Brain Consulting, utilizing deep knowledge of the food industry to negotiate contracts between food companies and co-manufacturers, and started a candy company, Dulce Foods, all the while dabbling in the manufacturing and selling of sandwiches and managing the lucrative operation in a handful of hours each week. As Madden's influence in the industry grew, Madden merged Right Brain Consulting with BJH Food Safety, which now operates as Whole Brain Consulting.

Madden is a renowned thought leader, writer, and presenter recognized for consulting in the rapidly changing food industry partnership between suppliers, co-manufacturers, co-packers and food companies. In addition to authoring "Separating the Con Man From the Co Man: How to Source a Contract Manufacturer," Madden has contributed to the forward movement of the industry through multiple avenues and has served as an advisor and mentor to emerging food companies.

Today Madden is the co-founder of Whole Brain Consulting-a robust team of experienced food industry experts that provide a wide range of services, from co-manufacturer sourcing and contract negotiation to R&D, food quality, food safety and supply chain, logistics and operations management services.

Madden speaks on September 25, 2019 from 4:30 to 7:00 addressing the issue of self manufacturing vs co-manufacturing.

To learn more about Madden's presentation at the Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network Founder's Series visit: https://whole-brain-consulting.com/food-industry-news-articles/speaking-engagements-books-articles/.

About Whole Brain Consulting:

Whole Brain Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in outsourced operations in the food industry, operates from offices in Chicago and Boulder. From supply chain and operations management to food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance, Whole Brain Consulting utilizes the cumulative expertise of over two dozen industry experts to solve problems for rising food companies.

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Brandon Hernandez of Whole Brain Consulting speaks at Food and Beverage Business Growth Summit

LOVELAND, Colo. -- Boulder, Colorado area's Brandon Hernandez, co-founder and senior partner of Whole Brain Consulting, speaks at the Food and Beverage Business Growth Summit, held September 23 - 29, 2019. The summit provides guidance to emerging food and beverage brands across the country and globally.

Hernandez is a high-risk quality and food safety consultant with over 10 years of experience in every aspect of food safety, R&D and sanitation applications. With a bachelor of science in biology from Colorado State University and experience with Whitewave Foods corporate headquarters (formerly Zateca Foods), Rodelle/Custom Blending and Claremont Foods, Hernandez brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.

Hernandez has both breadth and depth in his knowledge of USDA and FDA processing applications, flavor and spice blending, snack and bakery manufacturing, vegetable dehydration processing, fresh-cut produce processing, bottling, harvesting practices, GAPs and frozen recipe meal manufacturing. Along with the food safety aspect of manufacturing, Hernandez has worked on numerous R&D projects.

Work includes "from scratch" recipe formulation to cost optimization and process improvement and extensive work in sanitation protocols and practices that include working with chemical representation in optimizing and understanding the necessary sanitation processes and practices.

Today Hernandez is the co-founder of Whole Brain Consulting-a robust team of experienced food industry experts that provide a wide range of services, from co-manufacturer sourcing and contract negotiation to R&D, food quality, food safety and supply chain, logistics and operations management services.

Hernandez speaks on September 24, 2019 as part of the "Start Making More Money In Your Packaged Food Business" segment of the summit.

Each day of the week-long event features an overarching theme and two to five corresponding interview training sessions related to the day's theme. The videos are unlocked for viewers to watch for 24 hours. Videos are released at 9am EST each day and all registrants of the event receive a daily email about the day's topic and speakers.

The event is free to attend and with this, registrants can watch the videos as they get released in the 24 hour availability format. Attendees who want to access these training videos on their own schedule whenever they want, however many times they want, can pay to receive an All-Access Premium Pass.

To learn more about Hernandez's presentation at the Food and Beverage Business Growth Summit, visit: https://whole-brain-consulting.com/food-industry-news-articles/speaking-engagements-books-articles/.

About Whole Brain Consulting:

Whole Brain Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in outsourced operations in the food industry, operates from offices in Chicago and Boulder. From supply chain and operations management to food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance, Whole Brain Consulting utilizes the cumulative expertise of over two dozen industry experts to solve problems for rising food companies. Learn more: https://whole-brain-consulting.com/.

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