David Benzaquen

Founder and CEO, PlantBased Solutions

David Benzaquen is the founder and CEO of PlantBased Solutions, a global strategic brand management and marketing agency headquartered in New York.

PlantBased Solutions works with natural companies from around the world to create and build successful businesses. Work includes (but is not limited to) opportunity assessments, business planning & forecasting, new product development, market research, brand creation and the full range of marketing planning and execution. PlantBased Solutions also maintains one of the largest and most effective merchandising networks in Whole Foods markets throughout the United States.

PlantBased Solutions has launched multiple companies into the trade at Natural Products Expo East and West, garnering awards from New Hope Natural Media and VegNews Magazine, and securing national distribution.

Prior to launching PlantBased Solutions, David worked as a natural products broker and spent 15 years in the nonprofit sector, where he led legislative, grassroots, corporate advocacy and fundraising efforts for leading national animal protection and public health nonprofits.

David has spoken about health and sustainability issues and business solutions to crowds at over twenty university campuses and over a dozen state legislatures. David holds a Master of Science degree in nonprofit management from The New School and a Bachelor of Political Science degree from American University.

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