Who We Are

Management

Brian Byrne, PhD – CEO

Brian has a PhD in Organic Chemistry and over 40 years of experience in the flavor industry, most notably known at PFW (now Givaudan) as R&D Manager and Manager of New Product Development at IFF.

Carol Callahan – CFO

Carol combines a J.D. in Law, MBA – Marketing, MS – Food Science and over 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry most notably known at Frito Lay and IFF. Currently CFO, she founded Natural Advantage in 1996.

Bob Kleinhenz – President

With over 30 years experience in the flavor and food ingredient industries, Bob was trained as a flavorist at IFF and subsequently has held a variety of technical and commercial leadership roles in the U.S., Mexico, South America and Europe for IFF, Agilex Flavors and Natural Advantage. Bob holds a BS in Chemistry.

Tommy Fontenot – Senior Vice President/ General Manager

Tommy has over 10 years of experience in the food & beverage industry. He has held a variety of positions in supply chain and operations. Tommy holds a BA degree from Louisiana State University.