Charles I. Kosmont
...Charles KosmontCo-founder, Chairman and CEOCharles Kosmont is Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Next Pharmaceuticals.He
has had a multi-faceted career in managing and investing in food, agribusiness and nutrition companies.In 1997, Mr. Kosmont co-founded Next Pharmaceuticals, LLC.Mr. Kosmont is also Chairman of Fabes Natural Gourmet, Inc., Salinas, CA. In addition, he was President of the MET-Rx companies, Irvine, CA during its time of rapid growth.MET-Rx
was one the largest sports nutrition companies in the United States with national distribution in health, natural and mainstream retail stores.Previously, Mr. Kosmont was Co-founder and CFO of Westbrae Natural, Inc.
(originally named Vestro Foods), based in Carson, a publicly traded company that acquired and managed natural food companies.After completing the Entrepreneur Program with honors and receiving his MBA from the Marshall School of Business (USC) in 1982, Mr. Kosmont joined and later became a Partner of Princeton/Montrose Partners, a venture capital limited partnership, which invested in food and agribusiness companies.He is a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program and a founding Member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Business Bank; a publicly traded, state chartered, FDIC insured banking institution.