Some might call him a socialpreneur. Others, a food and beverage visionary. No matter the title, Eric Schnell has been a natural product industry pioneer for more than twenty years. With diverse experience in sales, marketing, and new product launches, he enjoys taking ideas from scratch and turning them into viable businesses that make a global impact, through the brands and consulting agency he founded, BeyondBrands. Currently disrupting the beverage side of the hemp industry as chief executive officer for mood33 CBD infused teas, Schnell previously served as co-founder of Steaz, a leading organic tea brand that was strategically acquired in 2016 as well as a member of Runa tea which was successfully sold in 2018. Schnell is a recipient of the 2007 “Sustainable Business of the Year Award”, a six-time winner of the BevNET.com and Beverage Digest “Best Product of the Year Award”, a Top 50 Beverage World Disruptor, and is an active Nutrition Capital Network Selection Committee Member.