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Thought Leaders in Food and Agriculture: David Lenzmeier, CEO, Milk Specialties

  • Herbert M. Hanson Jr. Hall 1925 South 4th Street Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States (map)

Join us for our next Thought Leaders in Food and Agriculture for an intimate conversation with David Lenzmeier, CEO of Milk Specialties Global, a leader in the production of dairy protein ingredients and animal nutrition supplements, based in Eden Prairie, MN. Under his guidance, the company has grown over $700 million in annual revenue, navigating changing consumer preferences and supplier partnerships as demand for dairy protein grew exponentially.

Raised on a dairy farm in Pearl Lake, Minnesota, he traded in his farm boots for the board room as co-founder and president of Protient Inc., producing whey-based ingredients used in nutritional supplements and processed foods. David joined Milk Specialties Global in 2008 as president of the newly formed Human Nutrition business unit, rising to CEO in 2011.

In this conversation, we will talk about a different type of entrepreneurial leader - a leader brought in to scale a company after it was founded. We will highlight his journey scaling Milk Specialties, working with private equity, building a team with a scale mindset, growing a brand in a challenging time for producers and much more.


Agenda:
5:30-6:00pm: Networking and registration
6:00-6:45pm: Moderated Q&A and discussion
6:45-7:30pm: Reception and networking

This event is a part of Grow North's Thought Leaders in Food and Agriculture speaker series designed to bring industry-leading inspiration, insight and expertise into Minnesota's entrepreneur and innovation ecosystem for food and agriculture. This series is supported in part by Lazard Middle Market.

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