Phil Kafarakis is a veteran of the American food Industry, operating at the cross-roads of the global food business by leading both for-profits and non-profit entities through disruptive change for decades. Serving the $160 billion U.S. specialty food industry as an Advocate, Advisor and former President of the Specialty Food Association (SFA) allowed Phil to see how the future of food is being shaped. He is a passionate advocate for thousands of small-business companies spearheading innovation across the entire supply-chain, and he keeps advancing their interests and unite global entrepreneurs to multiple segments of the food industry. At the same time, with years of C-Suite leadership experience at McCormick & Co., Cargill, Jones Dairy Farm, Kraft and at the National Restaurant Association, have also provided Phil with a comprehensive and unique perspective on what moves food companies to success or failure. HoyaSaxa Georgetown University MBA.