LEADERSHIP

Crossover Quality Meats has assembled a team of seasoned food and agricultural experts with a breadth of experience in building and running global businesses.  We are committed to delivering consumers great tasting, safe, affordable and socially responsible all-natural ground meat products.

Michelle is a thought leader, strategist and entrepreneur who has developed successful businesses that foster agricultural transformation and food security in Africa and emerging markets.  Michelle is a former global Managing Director at Accenture with over 20 years of experience in consulting and outsourcing, Chief Executive Officer of a US-based home health services company, and Group Executive Strategy for the pan-African Econet Group.  

 

Michelle serves on the Boards of Directors of the Travel for Impact Fund, Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation and the Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC).  Michelle was named Africa’s “Most Influential Woman – Business and Professional Services” by CEO Global in 2017.  Michelle holds a BSc. Engineering Degree from Cornell University, where she serves on an advisory board to the Dean of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.

Marina is a trained chef, foodie and mom dedicated to providing her family tasty, healthy meals.  Marina is a graduate of the Institute for Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City and has a Bachelor Science-Finance from Miami University of Ohio. 

 

Prior to returning to her passion for cooking, Marina worked in operations and research in the financial services industry in New York.

Neil is an experienced executive and General Counsel with strong M & A experience and operational experience in emerging markets.  With twenty-seven years legal experience and the last nine years primarily focused on Africa.  

 

Varied roles have included General Counsel of NASDAQ 100 listed Millicom International Cellular, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of global electronics distributor Avnet, Inc., Chief Legal Officer of Helios Towers Africa and CEO of Econet Power.

Neil holds a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University.

Johann is a seasoned fast moving consumer goods specialist and has played a key role in developing and launching successful brands in Southern Africa. Johann has 12 years experience with The South African Breweries (AB Inbev) as Sales Manager, Project manager,  Key Account Manager and National Retail and Wholesale Channel Manager.

Johann joined Clover SA as National Sales Development manager in 2012 and managed the development and structure of the Clover sales force. As Sales development manager, Johann also managed the in-store marketing team which included POS development as well as the Category Management that ensured optimum placement of Clover brands in all major retail groups.

Johann joined Cavalier in 2015 as Sales and Marketing executive. The business owns the whole value chain from farms, feedlot and abattoir to a state of the art manufacturing and packaging facility.

 

Johann holds a B.Comm Marketing degree and a B.Comm (Hons) Marketing degree, both obtained from the University of Pretoria.

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