The Wasatch Innovation Network (WIN) and the Consumer Summit today announced the winners of the inaugural WIN50 Consumer, a community-nominated and peer-selected process for identifying top founders, CEOs and entrepreneurs who are successfully building fast-growing consumer product brand companies. The WIN50 Consumer is designed to cultivate and strengthen relationships among leading founders, entrepreneurs, CEOs and consumer talent, and accelerate Utah’s consumer innovation ecosystem.
“The inaugural WIN50 winners and the growth they are driving are an incredible testament to the strength of the consumer industry in Silicon Slopes, the full breadth and depth of consumer and innovation talent in our community needs to be highlighted,” said Cydni Tetro, co-founder of the Consumer Summit and Brandless CEO, “By recognizing and connecting these entrepreneurs and leaders, the WIN50 Consumer accelerates their growth and strengthens the entire consumer sector.”
More than 350 leaders were nominated for this year’s WIN50 Consumer from areas across the consumer sector including wellness, retail, consumer tech and services, and food and beverage. Final winners were selected through a peer voting process by business and community leaders who selected those they felt were most successfully building fast-growing consumer product brand companies. The final list includes some of Silicon Slopes most innovative leaders and booming brands.
By recognizing and connecting these leaders, the WIN50 Consumer will help spur their further success and growth, and bolster the consumer innovation ecosystem in our state for other consumer brands and leaders.
“We are excited to recognize and celebrate these 50 leaders that the community recognizes as entrepreneurs who will or are building fast growing consumer product companies,” said Elisabeth Nebeker, program director of the Wasatch Innovation Network. “Talent that builds high growth consumer companies is critical to the thriving innovation economy and amplifies the impact of the collective community”
The 2023 WIN50 Consumer Winners are:
- Bill Aho, VidAngel
- Sam Alexander, PMD Beauty
- Jeremy Andrus, Traeger
- Mike Baird, Pura
- Marissa Barlow, Nani Swim
- Colby Bauer, Thread Wallets
- McKenzie Bauer, Thread Wallets
- Karalynne Call, Just Ingredients
- Denis Cartwright, Crude
- Kirsten Chapman Kolter, Niche Snowboards
- Nate Checketts, Rhone
- Joel Clark, Kodiak Cakes
- Eve Cohen, Marcellus Foods
- Trevor Darby, BladeOps
- Jay Davis, Pillow Cube
- Monte Deere, Kizik
- Jacob Durham, Nomatic
- Jessica Eraso, Gathre
- Mallory Everton, JK! Studios
- Nick Greer, Built Bar
- Madeline Hamilton, Ivy City Co.
- Jeff Harmon, Angel Studios
- Jordan Harmon, Angel Studios
- Neal Harmon, Angel Studio
- Tristen Ikaika, Ikaika Studios
- Sterling Jones, JOJO’s Chocolate
- Jason Klug, Dorai
- Bruno Lima, Pura
- Katy Luxem, Big Dill Pickleball
- Kacie Malouf, Malouf Home
- Sam Malouf, Malouf Home
- Jason McGowan, Crumbl Cookies
- Clark Miyasaki, Stance
- Natalie Paul, Dree
- Ben Perkins, &Collar
- Erika Peterson, Clean Simple Eats
- JJ Peterson, Clean Simple Eats
- Susan Petersen, Freshly Picked
- Mark Pittard, Mett Naturals
- Vanessa Quigley, Chatbooks
- Nate Randle, Gabb Wireless
- Jessica Reese James Street Co
- Allison Roberts, Fastercise
- Davis Smith, Cotopaxi
- Chase Stoner, Outkits
- Cydni Tetro, Brandless
- Jess Toolson, Mixhers
- Kurt Workman, Owlet
- Dave Wright, Pattern
- SalsaQueen Zapata, Salsa Queen
All winners will be celebrated at an awards event as part of the Consumer Summit on May 24, 2023 at Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy.
The WIN50 Consumer is an expansion of the WIN100 — a program that recognizes and creates visibility for the top and emerging leaders building high-growth companies across all industries.
ABOUT THE CONSUMER SUMMIT
The Consumer Summit is an annual event that brings together the Silicon Slopes brands, companies, leaders, and key players that are shaping and trailblazing the global consumer industry. Started and inspired by Clarke Capital and Brandless, the event is designed to recognize the leadership and innovation of the Silicon Slopes consumer community and elevate the sector’s success and global thought leadership platform. Visit consumersummit.org to find out more.
ABOUT WASATCH INNOVATION NETWORK
The Wasatch Innovation Network, a partnership between the Salt Lake Chamber, IsoTalent and TechBuzz News, is founded on the belief that business leaders are stewards and creators, not just beneficiaries, of our entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Wasatch Innovation Network will provide a channel for that ecosystem and work to turn vision into reality through collaborating on innovation across industries, planning and creating to accelerate job growth, talent recruitment and economic prosperity. This will benefit the Wasatch Front, State of Utah, and Intermountain West in achieving transformative impact.