april 2021

thu22apr7:00 pm8:00 pmYAD Nework & Nosh: Cannabis, Coffee & Covid

Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Details

How Consumer Behavior Is Changing

Join experts from retail sectors including cannabis, coffee, home lending, and hospitality for an in-depth discussion about how consumer behavior has changed and where it’s likely to go from here.

Moderated by Jessica Strouse.

Network & Nosh events feature industry-specific learning and panel discussions to provide young adults with meaningful networking opportunities with fellow Jewish professionals in a number of growing and influential fields.

Meet the Panelists 

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Justin Petaccio works as a mortgage lender in Denver for Spire Financial. He specializes in direct to consumer mortgage loans, and he prides himself on making an otherwise confusing and overwhelming process manageable, even in a pandemic. Justin grew up in Philadelphia and earned degrees in finance and entrepreneurship from Northeastern University.

 

 


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Ryan Kilpatrick brings 20 years of experience in the service and hospitality industry in numerous areas including management, operations, accounting, and finance. He is the co-founder and co-owner of Fiction Beer Company, a craft brewery in Denver. In addition to his duties at Fiction Beer Company, Ryan is the general manager for one of the largest cannabis edibles companies in Colorado.

 


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Jennifer Banken is the senior director of strategy and insights for Coffee House Creations, a business unit of Danone North America. Prior to joining Danone, she managed brands including Horizon Organic, Left Field Farms, and Silk coffee creamers. She brings a 20 year background of strategy and consumer insights experience in industries ranging from fast casual restaurants to telecom.

 

 


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Thuan La is the director of sales and marketing of Culinary Trendz Marketing and has spent a majority of his professional career in the hospitality. Starting at Marriott International as a teenager, he has worked in operations, house-keeping, and food service. He also managed his family’s restaurants before landing at Shamrock Foods, where manages eight brands.

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