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Selection Committee Member

Keith Kohler

Keith has 20+ years of business experience in the consumer products, food, and media industries. More recently, he has gained extensive experience advising start-up and early stage companies on financing, strategy, and business planning, including several in the gluten-free sector. For the past five years Keith has spoken on the topic of debt financing for the Bob Burke/Mike Burgmaier financing seminars. He has also worked with gluten-free manufacturers and ingredient suppliers and was the first Head of Business Development for the Gluten Free Certification Organization ( at its founding in 2005. Keith holds a BSFS cum laude from Georgetown University, an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania.