Welcome, and please join me for our new monthly podcast, “We Grow Together.” Now you can listen to the thoughts, feelings and experience of our team on a variety of timely and relevant topics. I think you’ll agree, it’s quality business intelligence you’ll want to tap into.
Jennifer Palmer, CEO, Gerber Finance
In episode 11 of our podcast, we talk to Mike Fake, the CFO of the wildly successful Stasher bags. Mike gives us the inside scoop about how he and Kat Nouri, CEO and Founder of Stasher, ended up choosing debt financing as opposed to equity, why this decision fueled growth and success, their foundational mission of sustainability and tips for new business owners searching for financing. It’s a conversation filled with lots of excellent financial business advice.
In episode 10 of our podcast, we talk to the ever-inspiring Nona Lim about what inspired her to start the company that bears her name. (Hint: her daughter and mother played a big part!) We also discuss her financing choices, how she successfully pivoted her business during the pandemic, and what it’s like being an AAPI business owner. It’s a conversation you won’t want to miss!
In episode 9 of our podcast, we talk to Melissa Martin, CEO and Founder of Wean Green, about her inspiring journey of launching a natural products company out of a passion. She talks about the bumps and accomplishments, building her dream team, alternative financing, and the trends she sees for the industry that she is so excited about! (And we are, too!)
In this episode, we have a fireside chat with Andrew Hollingsworth, Senior VP at Gerber Finance, CPA, and former CFO of Numi Tea. He talks about how a change in financing is worth the leap, and how the asset-based lending process allows for better overall financial health of your business.
In this episode, we sit down with Jan Hall, CEO of M2 Ingredients and OM Superfood Mushrooms, to discuss the current state of the natural products industry, why it’s such an awesome industry to be part of, five tips that new up-and-coming natural products companies should be mindful of, and what types of financing options are the most beneficial to businesses.
Not every company falls neatly into the “debt-versus-equity” box. In this episode, Gerber Finance’s CEO, Jennifer Palmer, talks to special guests, Paul Pruett, CEO of Designer Protein, Vern Christensen, Managing Director of PCG Investors and Chairman of Designer Protein, and Brent Knudsen, Founder & Managing Partner from PCG Investors, about their new partnership. Listen in to learn how private equity and debt financing can be the perfect mix to fund your business growth.