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Meet the Team

Get in touch with the NCN team for questions around presenting, investor relationships, and sponsorship opportunities.

Mike Dovbish

Executive Director

Mike serves as Executive Director of Nutrition Capital Network, providing strategic guidance and preparing participating companies for NCN Investor Conferences. Since NCN’s inception in 2007, Mike has worked with presenting companies on their business plans, pitch presentations and overall strategy to best position them for growth and investment. He also identifies and introduces potential investors and strategic partners to companies before, during and after the investor meetings. He has worked with entrepreneurs on their business strategy, capital raising, market opportunity assessment, value proposition and partnership development. 

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Zachary Watson

Strategic Business Development Manager

Zachary Watson has been a proven sales leader at New Hope for over a decade. He is the partnerships lead for the Service Provider Vertical at New Hope and NCN.

He is a proven expert in account management, with experience in selling various media, content marketing, digital, and trade show solutions for over 17 years. Passion for helping brands and clients align on goals and execution. Most of his experience is in the Natural Products Industry, with former experience in the Outdoor Industry.

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Ashley Brand

Event Manager

Introducing Ashley Brand, a skilled and experienced Event Manager with New Hope Network, specializing in the natural product industry. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for creating unforgettable experiences, Ashley orchestrates seamless events that connect brands, industry experts, and conscious consumers, fostering a vibrant community dedicated to sustainable living and holistic well-being. Their expertise in event planning, logistics, and stakeholder management ensures every occasion is a resounding success, leaving a lasting impact on both attendees and the industry at large.

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Bailey Newsome

Sponsorship Specialist

Bailey Newsome is a Sponsorship Specialist at New Hope Network with expertise in project management and on-site activations. She plays a vital role in the Natural Products Events portfolio, assisting with Expo West and Expo East, while leading the sponsorship efforts at Nutrition Capital Network.

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Megan Morrison

Marketing Specialist

Megan is enthusiastic about her role as Marketing Specialist at New Hope Network, providing support for Nutrition Capital Network and Nutrition Business Journal. With her background in marketing spanning across a variety of industries, she’s able to provide a modern approach to support continual growth and opportunities for Nutrition Capital Network.

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Jenna Fitch

Sr. Director of Community & Conference Content

In her role as Sr. Director of Community & Conference Content, Jenna is passionate about using education and relationship building to empower and connect individuals in the natural products industry. With a background in environmental studies and public policy, she focuses on opportunities to use business as a global force for good and is delighted to be part of a conference team that champions inspirational leaders, mission-driven and inclusive investment, organic and regenerative ingredient supply, and increased access to healthy and nutritious foods.

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Robert Decker

Client Services Manager

Robert Decker is the Client Services Manager for the Customer Success Team for Informa Markets. Robert assists with client inquires for the Global Health and Nutrition, Engineering, and Construction Portfolios within the division.

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Troy Cushman

Digital Sponsorship Specialist

Troy Cushman is a Digital Sponsorship Specialist at New Hope Network, bringing 3 years of experience in sales operations and sponsorship. Currently assisting in sponsorship initiatives, Troy utilizes his expertise in diverse digital channels and platforms to support Nutrition Capital Network’s mission of connecting health and nutrition companies with investors.

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