Overcoming Obstacles in the Food and Beverage Industry

Date: November 14, 2018

Time: 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111

Contact: Sandra Puljic

BNY Mellon Wealth Management and Nixon Peabody are co-hosting a panel discussion of Bay Area food and beverage founders on November 14, to be attended by other founders, executives, and professionals in the food and beverage industry. Join us for a fascinating program as we hear the stories of two founders, the obstacles they faced, and how they overcame them.


  • Shaoching Bishop, Co-founder of Regiis Ova (a Yountville-based caviar company) with Chef Thomas Keller
  • Jon Sebastiani, Founder & CEO, Sonoma Brands; Founder, SmashMallow; Founder, ZÜPA NOMA; Founder & CEO, Krave Pure Foods, Inc.
  • Terrie Firestone (Welcome), Senior Director, Vice President, CEPA, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
  • Leigh Wasson, Senior Wealth Director, Vice President, CEPA, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
  • Lou Cisz (Moderator), Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
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