Santander's Cultivate Small Business Mentors

Past participants tell us that one of the most impactful parts of Santander’s Cultivate Small Business program is the mentorship by food industry professionals. We’re grateful to these leaders for supporting the next generation of food entrepreneurs.

Abbie Batchelder

Joppa Fine Foods

Alyssa Lee

Mei Mei

Amanda Bauman

Chica de Gallo

Angela Castillo


Annie Brainard

MOJO Cold Brewed Coffee

Bill Ward

Faculty, BU Gastronomy

Biplaw Rai

Comfort Kitchen

Bob Burke

Natural Products Consulting, LLC

Caden Salvata

Mei Mei

Carla Cornejo

Mei Mei

Carol Voloshin

Noops, Inc. 

Darryl Parker

Former Owner, Main Street Coffee Shop,

David Bryan Doyle

Co-owner of Tres Gatos, Casa Verde & Little Dipper restaurants

David P. Davidson

Retired Managing Director of Harvard University Dining Services

Denise Kelly

Foodservice Manufacturing

Doon Wintz

The Run-A-Ton Group Inc., Wholly Wholesome

Eric Holstein

Streetlight Ventures 

Fredric Byarm

Invincible City, Inc

Gardy Desrouleaux

Craft Food Halls

Greg Wiseman

Greg Wiseman R&D Consulting

Gregory H. Struck

Noops Inc.

Hadley Douglas

The Urban Grape

Ian Pasquarelli

The Kitchen Network

Irene Costello

Effie’s Homemade

Jack Barber

Mainely Burgers

Jamie van Schyndel

Barismo Inc.

James Borteck

JCB Growth Ventures, LLC.

Jean Lizotte

Evoke Healthy Foods

Jeff Wechsler

Tishman Speyer

Jeffrey Klineman


Jeremy Halpern

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Jim Solomon

Former Owner The Fireplace Restaurant, Shack with the Chef

John Leonelli

Meet Mable

John Olinto

One Mighty Mill

Josh Childs

Trina’s Starlite Lounge, The Paddle Inn, Audubon

Juan Giraldo


Karen Collins

Bisousweet Confections LLC

Kathryn Flannery

Beckon Ice Cream

Kobla Asamoah

Hot Bread Kitchen

Korinn Koslofsky

Former Owner Ula Cafe

Levon Kurkjian

Opus Design

Liza Shirazi

Revival Cafe + Kitchen

Lu Valena

Invisible Ink Consulting, Bait/Switch

Mario Rodriguez

Bootleg Avocado

Matt Ellison

Mei Mei

Meg Crowley

Third Cliff Bakery

Meg Tallon

Former Board Member, CommonWealth Kitchen

Niara Keverian

Ocean Spray’s Lighthouse Incubator

Nolan Lewin

Rutgers Food Innovation Center

Pam & David Griffin

Chocolate Therapy

Paul McMahon

The Happy Chocolatier

Rachel Greenberger

Food. Stories. Travel

Rachel Trudel & Emily Vena


Rob Hardy

Bellwether Food Group

Robert Stringer

Crimson Seed Capital

Russell Swanson

Vineland Downtown Improvement District

Sam Jacobs

Noops Inc.

Shad Christopoulos

Associated Buyers

Shawn Hunter

Commonwealth Kitchen

Steve Volante

Volante Farms

Stewart Sundholm

Next In Natural

Susan Allison

Nutrition Food Labels

Tam Le

Reign Drink Lab

Tracy Chang


Veo Robert

Worden Hall

Vincent Petryk

J.P. Licks

Wyley Owens

Associated Buyers, Salud Refresco

Zachary Lieberman

Cafe Sushi