Rritual Mushrooms is an all-natural mushroom adaptogen products and supplements brand.
The company has built a world-class leadership team from top nutraceutical and formulation organizations, research and food science professionals, and retail/e-commerce CPG executives to help drive their growth and scale effectively. The company’s current core products focus on Lion’s Mane for cognitive support, Reishi for stress support, and Chaga for immune support. Their easy to use products fit everyday lifestyles and aim to meet consumers’ needs of modern life with style and ease.
Additionally, the company's R&D department is working to further their line of premium plant-based elixir powders featuring mindfully-selected medicinal mushrooms and adaptogenic herbs to support a particular need-state for consumers. The continued research will have a direct focus in the psychedelic compound space with a large amount of research on various health trials and delivery systems.
Currently, Rritual Mushrooms is seeking to raise $7 million in a pre-IPO funding round.
David Kerbel - CEO
David has over 30 years of senior level executive experience in all aspects of the retail, brokerage and Consumer Product Goods industries. Senior Client relationships include retailers such as Walmart, Kroger, Costco, CVS, Walgreens, Safeway, 7-11, Ahold, Publix and more. Classically trained at P&G. At Franklin Farms, David led sales, operations and new product development. In addition to driving the portabella mushroom business, David helped develop the Franklin Veggie Burger, which has been a market leader for over 20 years.
Dr. Mike Hart, MD - President & Director
Dr. Michael Hart is a family physician and is the first doctor to open a 'cannabis clinic' in London, Ontario. Dr. Hart is published in peer-reviewed journals for both cannabis and ketamine therapy. His outspoken stance landed him an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, where he discussed the use of psychedelic medicines as a treatment for PTSD and mental health.
Warren Spence - Chief Operations Officer & Director
Warren has over 25 years in the Canadian food and beverage industry, beginning with Olivieri Pasta (Canada Bread). Following this he spent 6 years with Yves Veggie Cuisine and 10 years with Red Bull Canada. The past 4 years he has spent helping startup companies with their implementation of their Supply Chain and Operations systems. Warren was appointed Head of Supply Chain for Nude Beverages just over a year ago. Warren’s background is in Operations, Logistics, Information Technology and Supply Chain Management.
Chief Commercialization Officer & Head of Formulations - Stacey Gillespie
Stacey Gillespie brings over 25 years of leadership experience in brand and product strategy for premium dietary supplement and wellness brands, including category leaders MegaFood, Aura Cacia, and Gaia Herbs. Stacey’s multidisciplinary background in human nutrition, herbal medicine, food science/biochemistry, and consumer research have lead her to become an authority on functional food and dietary supplement innovation, as well as a skilled observer of emerging market trends. Stacey is the creator of several award-winning consumer health products in the natural and organic industry and has been instrumental in building healthier brands – from profits to pipeline strategy.
Chief Marketing Officer - Jay Gundzik
An Executive Creative Director with more than 25 years in the marketing industry, Jay’s won every major international creative and design award. He’ been creative Director on both sides of the fence with major agencies like : BBDO Chicago, TBWA, CP+B, M&C Saatchi, 72 & Sunny and TAXI Canada. And client-side with EA SPORTS, and LUSH Cosmetics.