Meet Our Team


Jason Roy – CEO & Founder

As a twenty year veteran of the CPG industry, Jason has managed many national and regional food brands. He oversaw Kernel Season’s® as a start up brand to national distribution. He has also taken established regional brands and expanded their reach through brand enhancement as well as through product innovation. Jason understands the process of launching a new product through connecting consumer insights with top quality branding as well as ensuring the product is the best in the market.

Jonathan Kaelter – Vice President of Operations

As VP of Operations at Kernel Season’s® Jonathan managed all aspects of the manufacturing process including procurement, quality assurance, inventory control, warehousing, transportation and project management. Jonathan understands the importance of consistently delivering a quality product.

Jean Doyle – Vice President of Sales

After a stint with Ben & Jerry’s as Midwest Region Sales Manager, Jean joined Kernel Season’s® as the National Sales Manager. Experience in managing sales via DSD and understanding how to sell flavor driven brands made Jean the perfect fit at Kernel Season’s®. Additional roles as V.P. Sales West at Drew’s Organics and National Retail Sales Manager at Baldwin Richardson Foods further reinforced brand building.

Cindy Poiesz – Director of Business Development and Innovation

Cindy created and launched Supernola superfood clusters marrying her research and analytical skills with her passion for healthy foods. Cindy’s strengths lie in analyzing and developing food for both health and flavor appeal. Her unique approach has led to the creation of innovative and flavor-forward snack products for a delicious innovation pipeline for Earth Ranch.

Brian Taylor – Board Member

As founder of Kernel Season’s®, Brian was looking for ways to bring more flavor to his favorite snack: popcorn. He started to experiment with natural seasonings and ingredients and shared his creations with friends in the dorm. From the responses he got, he knew he had the perfect snack. Today, Kernel Season’s® is America’s number one brand of popcorn seasoning. It is available in over 15,000 stores nationwide including Walmart, Kroger, Target, and Safeway.

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