Why ingredient brothers?
Our mission is to connect our customers with the highest quality specialty ingredients.
We simplify the cumbersome and often murky relationship with suppliers and replace it with a strategic partnership that aligns with your long-term goals.
WHy did WE start ingredient brothers?
Our founders saw firsthand how much time and money was being wasted on dealing with sub-par suppliers.
As COO of Nuts.com, our CEO Eran watched as vendors changed pricing, quality, and lead times. With so much at stake, he knew there had to a better way.
He partnered with Aalap to start ingredient brothers.
Now, they are on a mission to create the supplier they always dreamt of.
WHO ARE WE?
We are die-hard sourcerers (it's a word) who are willing to do whatever it takes to find that magical ingredient. We have sourced ingredients from across the globe.
We have spent our lives improving supply chains for some of America's favorite brands. We are data-informed but relationship-driven.
A New Jersey native, Aalap moved with his parents to their hometown in India. He spent his college years working in the local textile manufacturing sector.
In 2015, he moved back to Jersey to join Carlo's Bake Shop. He then spent time at Marley Spoon. Here he was tasked with building out a just-in-time vendor model to support their explosive growth.
In 2017, Aalap joined Eran at Nuts.com, where he worked to re-energize their highest-performing product categories, and drove significant margin improvements and SKU expansion.
In 2020, Aalap took an opportunity to run operations for Simply Gum. He successfully navigated through COVID and the aftereffect, having to rapidly double capacity as they launched their products into Target and other major retail chains.
Fun Fact: Aalap has a passion for vintage British motorcycles, gardening & woodworking
Eran grew up watching his father grow a successful import business that was built on integrity and customer service.
A South African transplant, Eran started his career at Deloitte. From there, he came to New York to pursue his MBA at Columbia '14.
Eran was an early employee at Plated, where he focused on building planning and sourcing programs. The team's collective efforts led to a $300M sale to Albertsons.
He then went to join Nuts.com, one of the world's largest nuts and specialty ingredient e-commerce companies. He was quickly elevated to COO and quadrupled capacity to support growth in 2020.
Fun Fact: Eran took a gap during college to attend culinary school, where he solidified his love of food.
DANIEL DE GUZMAN
Daniel is a Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian and a Senior purchasing & sourcing professional with proven experience in overseeing multi-billion peso procurement operations in an FCMG set-up. As the strategic Sourcing Associate, Daniel identifies, leads and implements cost saving strategies.
Denial is a dog lover and a father to a Corgi. He’s an avid gamer of role playing console games and is currently taking up Law.
Jaclyn christianne gallardo
Supply Chain Manager
Jaclyn has been in the supply chain industry for over 15 years, sourcing items and establishing partnerships with various suppliers globally. As the Supply Chain Manager, Jaclyn defines and implements sourcing strategies by analyzing market situations of assigned categories and stakeholder requirements to achieve lowest total cost of ownership, ensuring supply and supplier relationship management.
When Jaclyn visits the US, the one thing she craves the most is Panda Express!
Vanessa is an Industrial Engineer who has worked for various companies to implement continuous improvement initiatives. As the Compliance Officer, Vanessa ensures identified key suppliers are 100% audited for Responsible Sourcing Standards.
Vanessa was named a centennial baby because she was born on the 100th anniversary of the Philippines' independence
MARY ROSE ARNEJO
Sales Ops Coordinator
Rose is an Industrial Engineer who has been in the retail industry for over 5 years and has been providing kaizen projects that contributed PHP 25.80mi savings across companies. As the Sales Ops Coordinator, Rose ensures reliable support to facilitate smooth communication.
Rose is such a huge fan of Shark Tank, she finished rewatching all seasons in two days
We focus on ensuring you have the highest quality ingredients available so you can:
Meet production deadlines
Focus on telling your ingredients' stories
Hit aggresive margin targets
Adapt to changes in supply and demand