Our Team

At AgriFORCE, diversity and inclusion are not just a set of tasks, they are part of our everyday mission. We know that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is a more innovative and successful one. And the same way we look at un(thinking) our products and services through game-changing IP and knowledge, we apply the same approach across our workforce, as we embrace diversity of background, perspective, culture, and experience.

Meet the Team

Jolie Kahn

Executive Consultant

Proprietor of Jolie Kahn, Esq. since 2002, Jolie has been practicing law in the areas of corporate finance, M&A, and reverse mergers and acted in various corporate finance roles. Jolie has extensive experience with companies and hedge funds in structuring and negotiation of multi-million-dollar debt, equity financings, mergers, and acquisitions. Represents both public and private companies, hedge funds, and other institutional investors in their role as investors in public companies. BA from Cornell University and a J.D. magna cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Richard Wong


Richard has over 25 years of experience in both start-up and public companies in the consumer goods, fertilizer, manufacturing, and forest industries. Richard has served as the CFO of Emerald Harvest Co., Dan-D Foods, Ltd., was the Director of Finance and CFO of SUGOI Performance Apparel and a partner at First Choice Capital Advisors.

Mauro Pennella

President, AgriFORCE Brands and CMO, AgriFORCE Growing Systems

Mauro brings over 30 years of expertise to AgriFORCE Growing Systems. As President Brands and AgriFORCE’s CMO, Mauro oversees the creation, growth and P&L of the Company’s Brands division and leads the brand, marketing and communications teams for AgriFORCE Growing Systems – creating a holistic, integrated overarching brand platform across all our divisions. Prior to joining AgriFORCE Mauro was Chief Growth & Sustainability Officer at McCain Foods and he also led and held senior executive P&L roles at Combe Incorporated, Conagra’s Lamb Weston, Diageo and Procter & Gamble.

Hernando Ruiz-Jimenez

General Manager, un(Think) Foods

Hernando Ruiz-Jimenez is a growth-oriented leader with a consistent track record of building businesses and brands across different industries. At AgriFORCE, Hernando is the General Manager of un(Think) Foods, leading the development and commercial launch of a revolutionary new range of wheat flour products. Previously Hernando has served in a variety of senior management and marketing roles at a wide range of companies, including Pepsico, Diageo and Triple-S Insurance.

David Naccarato

Director of IP Development, un(Think) Foods

David Naccarato is leading the research, technical and operational development of the revolutionary high-performance process and products: un(Think) and Awakened Grains. He is the primary inventor, researcher, developer and author of the patented process. Mr. Naccarato’s experience includes 20 years in the food processing, equipment, and technology industry; and an additional 20 years in the sustainable energy and integrated design-build industry. He has developed projects throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, the former Soviet Union, China and East Asia.

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