Daniel Karsevar, Chief Operating Officer

Operational problem solver

Daniel Karsevar is a Problem Solver. He is a trained Executive Chef, restauranteur, serial entrepreneur, business consultant and product development expert. Daniel’s focus is on solving operational problems and he has worked with some of the largest co-packers in the country allowing his clients to scale to big box retail volume. He has launched brands at Natural Products Expo East & West and most recently, his work received both a NEXTY Award and nomination.

Global innovator, restauranteur and chef

Daniel Karsevar is the founder of Solutiontopia, Inc., a New York City based boutique advisory services firm focused on launching start-ups and scaling small growth CPG brands in the natural foods space to providing innovative solutions for Fortune 500 food companies looking to grow into the natural food space. Prior to launching Solutiontopia, Chloe’s Fruit. hired Daniel as President and COO in 2010. He successfully led Chloe’s Fruit from a quick service restaurant to an award-winning wholesale and consumer packaged goods company with national reach in over 15,000 retail stores.

Daniel was hired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in 2007 to spearhead a new restaurant development department for their global collection of hotel brands working with brand leaders of – LeMeridien, Aloft, and Element hotels.

Agile and efficient product development

Daniel’s portfolio includes developing brands; Loliware, Avoke, Chloe’s Fruit, Yumami, Pagel.  For Unilever, Daniel provided a turn-key solution for their foray into plant-based clean-label foods by creating two products; c’est la V & Holy Sweet. Daniel is equipped to solve problems, and approaches each problem from a level view, carefully considering every angle and determining the wisest, most efficient approach.

Mentor, speaker, pitch-slam selection committee

Daniel is a Mentor at Chobani Food Incubator & Food-X and is a speaker in the natural foods community and a contributing Xpert to New Hope’s IdeaXchange. Daniel has been invited to be a Mentor and part of the Selection Committee for the upcoming Pitch-Slam at Natural Products Expo East 2018.

Contact Daniel for a consultation and let him help drive you to success