Take a seat, let’s tell you our story
We are die-hard sourcerers (yep, it’s a word) who are willing to do whatever it takes
to find the magical ingredient you’re looking for.
We’ve sourced ingredients from across the globe and spent our lives improving supply chains for some of America's favorite brands.
But where did it all begin? When we’ve had up to here with the shortcomings of the industry.
The start of something truly exceptional
Our founders saw firsthand how much time and money was being wasted on dealing with sub-par suppliers.
As COO of Nuts.com, Eran watched as vendors changed up pricing, quality, and lead times on a whim. With so much at stake, he knew there had to be a better way.
He partnered with fellow Nuts.com alumni Aalap to start Ingredient Brothers, a company that is data-informed but relationship-driven.
Now they’re on a mission to create the supplier they always dreamed of finding.
Our Sourcerers Supreme!
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 on 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 the company’s 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.
Solving today's supply chain requires a truly global team.
We have team members in the USA, Argentina, South Africa, Colombia and the Philippines.
Supply Chain Specialist
Joshah is an Industrial Engineer working in the Food Industry, sourcing various products from around the world and establishing partnerships with suppliers. As Supply Chain Specialist, Joshah takes on locating and partnering with different suppliers to make their products readily available for all our customers.
Joshah enjoys playing the cello, baking bread, and surfing in his free time.
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!
Global Food Safety Manager
She has been in the food industry for more than a decade, specifically in food safety and quality assurance. As a food safety manager, she is responsible for making sure that the specialty ingredients we supply are safe, of excellent quality, legal and authentic in accordance with the regulations and customer standards.
Aside from English and Filipino, she can speak 3 regional Philippine languages fluently.
Chief of Staff
Agus is a curious person who seeks to learn and add value in each project in which she gets involved. Since she earned her Business Economics degree, she's been working on business development in different industries (finance, fashion, agro, metal cards and now ingredients!) in Argentina, UK and US. She believes in the power of virtuous ecosystems and collaboration. As Chief of Staff she works close to executive team members on the strategic planning & execution processes.
Agus loves sailing, running, skiing & singing!
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
Global Logistics Manager
Pedro has a degree in international business. He has a background as an Import manager at a company in Argentina that has grown ten times since his arrival.
Pedro has experience in imports, purchasing, and logistics. In his role, he determines the strategy and process to ensure the goods arrive at the expected times at the lowest costs possible.
Pedro is a sports lover. He plays Padel, Squash, and Golf!
Emilce has been in sales for the past 10 years. From selling houses to full container loads of plant-based ingredients, Emilce has worked to provide her customers with the best service. Emilce truly cares about her customers, her people, and her work.
Emilce loves playing with her son Joaquin and her cat Rosi.
Melanie is a seasoned international business professional with a Master's degree in Supply Chain Management and Logistics. She has extensive expertise in global trade, transport operations, and customer service. Throughout her career, Melanie has successfully managed end-to-end operations while ensuring quality, timely delivery, and excellent service standards.
Melanie enjoys traveling, reading books and doing Yoga.
Fel graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and earned some accounting and management units from the University of the Philippines.
Fel is an experienced Project Manager. A Certified Greenbelt Six Sigma, Certified LEAN Master and a PMP certified. Fel is also a Scrum Practitioner (she gets what a sprint is and how to hold people accountable). Fel has worked on various projects in Engineering, manufacturing, IT, website development, eCommerce, and Product Development.
Fel loves to travel and has traveled to Korea and Taiwan alone.
Business Development Manager
Juanes holds a degree in International Business and has gained extensive experience in sales, particularly within the wine industry, having worked for multiple wine companies. Throughout his career, Juanes has demonstrated a proven track record of growth and business development. He has achieved this through his relationship management skills and by defining optimal strategies to successfully achieve goals.
Juanes loves dogs, playing Squash, traveling, wine, and coffee.
Business Development Manager
Francisco has over 15 years of experience working at sales and marketing roles in Consulting and Consumer Goods Companies. He has a great passion for understanding the client's needs and delivering the best solution. He has great analytical and business skills and believes that customer satisfaction and efficient service is the key for success.
Francisco loves playing football and running, playing with his kids, and going out with friends and family.
Florencia has been working in the IT and Software industry for several years both as a Project Manager and Software Developer. With an Industrial Engineering background she is passionate about user experience, developing high-quality products and continuous improvement. She also spends time exploring the dynamics of effective teamwork and uncovering the strategies and techniques that empower teams to excel.
Flor is a botanical and ashtanga yoga lover. She enjoys meeting new places and taking long walks.
Santiago has several of years of experience in the IT and Software industry. After graduating from Microverse, an online school for web development, he started working for a consultant company in the US, developing database solutions in Airtable to manage client workflows. He is passionate about Airtable and translates real-life business problems into efficient, scalable, and readable coding solutions.
Santiago has an undergraduate degree in music from the prestigious University of North Texas. He is so passionate about sports he can tell you, from memory, every single Super Bowl and World Cup Final scores and its participants.
Senior Product Manager
Javier has been in agriculture for the last 10 years, implementing and developing software solutions for management control and economic result. He has studied Business Management and specialized as an IT Product Owner. His experience brings him to be responsible for our internal software and process control across different areas.
Javier loves horses and enjoys mountain trails. He's also a sports fan, practicing some Football (soccer) and Rugby.
Internal Tools Developer
Saul’s speciality is managing financial, labour planning, and operational modelling projects in the mining, manufacturing, and telecommunications industries. He brought his expertise to ingredient brothers where he developes financial and business models across multiple platforms
Saul holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, (BEng) from the University of Johannesburg.
He’s a big foodie and enjoys swimming, hiking, and the outdoors.
Marketing & Research Associate
With a Cum Laude degree in biology and experience as a research assistant, Lucille combines her analytical and detail-oriented background with expertise in talent acquisition and HR as a former Team Lead. Lucille's diverse experiences allow her provide a fresh perspective to her role as a Marketing and Research Associate at Ingredient Brothers.
She loves the ocean and is a certified scuba diver and free diver. She also has a tattoo of Aman Sinaya, the Philippine goddess of the sea, on her arm.
Internal Tools Developer
Jenny has 15 years’ experience within the consulting world. Her specialisation began in the mining industry developing financial, logistical, and operational models to help identify key focus areas for clients, for both local and international mining houses.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics and an Honours Degree in Mathematical Statistics.
Jenny is an avid cricket watcher, a part-time cyclist, and can spend hours reading a good book.