The Ethical Food Group is the brainchild of Bob Stamnes, CEO at PS&Co, and Ric Williams, Partner and Edmonton Managing Director at ZGM Modern Marketing Partners. The industry-busting partnership came from Bob’s long career in supporting ethical brands, companies with purpose and BC’s business community alongside Ric’s experience in manufacturing and distribution in various food businesses over 30 years.
Backed by both founders' award-winning creative agencies, EFG is an agency in its own right built to help values-based food founders to grow. We support those who believe in no animal cruelty, no packaging waste and no carbon footprint. Our suite of services goes beyond the creative agency backing, broadening to brand management, sales brokerage, direct to consumer sales (D2C), merchandising, operations, manufacturing, logistics, B Corp certification and financial connections.
Ric's specialties at Ethical Food Group are commercialization, manufacturing and global sales. His well-rounded background as International Product and Brand Manager at Yoplait, Baby Gourmet and BioWare as well as his important work as Partner at ZGM Modern Marketing puts him in the ideal spot to help ethical companies go mainstream.
Bob has over 30 years of entrepreneurship behind him, as well as vast investment experience, including the Ethical Food Fund. As CEO at PS&Co and his work as a coach and incubator principal, his experience aligns him perfectly with the great work Ethical Food Group is undertaking.
Corwin is at the helm of the day-to-day activities of EFG out of our Vancouver office. His experience in food service, international event production, start-up consulting, food marketing, business development, along with his extensive network in the natural and organic CPG community, means he’s the guy every founder wants in their corner.