Immediate and dramatic shifts in supply, demand and consumer behavior have left many natural products businesses sheltering in place, waiting for signs of a clear path forward. But now is the time to act and capture new opportunities for future growth. Investment money is out there and, after a tight employee market, top talent is newly available. How will you take advantage of this time of change to come out of our current situation as a more resilient company ready to thrive. How you behave during a time of crisis will determine who you are when we come out of the crisis. AVL Growth Partners and Creative Alignments have teamed up to help you define a clear roadmap for your future and the steps you need to take to make it happen.
Heidi Huntington, CFO, AVL Growth Partners
Heidi has over 17 years of experience in accounting and has worked with companies in various industries including: high tech startups, software, venture capital, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, nonprofit, professional services and the investment banking sector. Prior to joining AVL, Heidi was the Director of Virtual Business Solutions at Anton Collins Mitchell after merging her own accounting practice, founded in 2000, with ACM. Her practice provided small and midsized companies with full cycle accounting services, financial reporting metrics, human resources support, operations structures and best practice solutions. Since joining AVL Heidi supports 8 clients with KPI metrics and reporting, strategic modeling to support long term goals and other key initiatives, compensation and incentive planning, cash flow reporting and forecasting, revenue growth planning and debt and equity round support. Heidi graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in Accounting and Finance as well as an emphasis in communications. Philanthropy and community are an important part of Heidi’ life. She is also an avid runner, enjoys traveling, skiing and photography.
Frank Milianti, Managing Director, Creative Alignments
Frank Milianti is the Managing Director at Creative Alignments, responsible for overseeing the company’s consumer products practice. He has more than 15 years of experience leading CPG recruitment efforts to help maximize his client’s investment in people. He's energized by developing lasting relationships with strategic partners and sharing his knowledge on how to best build a successful culture and team.
Mike Dovbish, Executive Director, Nutrition Capital Network
Mike serves as Executive Director of Nutrition Capital Network, providing strategic guidance and preparing participating companies for NCN Investor Conferences. Since NCN’s inception in 2007, Mike has worked with presenting companies on their business plans, pitch presentations and overall strategy to best position them for growth and investment. He also identifies and introduces potential investors and strategic partners to companies before, during and after the investor meetings. He has worked with entrepreneurs on their business strategy, capital raising, market opportunity assessment, value proposition and partnership development. He received a BA degree in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine and an MBA from Boston University.