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Mr. Charles I. Kosmont

General Partner

Princeton/Montrose Partners

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Princeton/Montrose Partners

Background Information

Employment History

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Next Pharmaceuticals Inc

President

MET-Rx

Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder

Westbrae Natural , Inc.

Chairman

Steven Roberts Original Desserts LLC

Chairman

Rocket Farms Inc

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Monterey Peninsula Horticulture, Inc.

Chairman

Fabe's Natural Gourmet

Affiliations

Founding Board Member
Orange County Business Bank

Advisor - Agribusiness
Key & Company LLC

Education

California Agricultural Leadership Program

B.S.

Business Administration

SUNY Albany

BS

Business Administration

State University of New York at Albany

Bachelors of Science

University at Albany

MBA

Marshall School of Business at USC

MBA

Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California

Web References (54 Total References)


Advisory Board | Key & Company LLC

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Charles I Kosmont, Advisor - Agribusiness Irvine, CA

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Charles I Kosmont Charles is a venture capitalist and private equity investor, with prior experience as CEO and Co-founder of Next Pharmaceuticals, a company that extracts ingredients from plants. Charles was also President of MET-Rx , the sports nutrition company, CFO and co-founder of Westbrae Natural, now part of Hain Foods in New York, and Chairman of Growers Transplanting, a supplier to commercial vegetable growers.
He began his career with Princeton/Montrose Partners where he became General Partner. Charles has a B.S. in Business Administration from SUNY Albany and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at USC. Most recently, he became a Founding Board Member, Orange County Business Bank, Nationally chartered, an FDIC insured institution.


Advisory Board | Key & Company LLC

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Charles I Kosmont, Advisor - Agribusiness Irvine, CA

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Charles is a venture capitalist and private equity investor, with prior experience as CEO and Co-founder of Next Pharmaceuticals, a company that extracts ingredients from plants. Charles was also President of MET-Rx , the sports nutrition company, CFO and co-founder of Westbrae Natural, now part of Hain Foods in New York, and Chairman of Growers Transplanting, a supplier to commercial vegetable growers.
He began his career with Princeton/Montrose Partners where he became General Partner. Charles has a B.S. in Business Administration from SUNY Albany and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at USC. Most recently, he became a Founding Board Member, Orange County Business Bank, Nationally chartered, an FDIC insured institution.


Next Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Personnel and Management Team

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Charles I. Kosmont

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Charles Kosmont
Co-founder, Chairman and CEO
Charles 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.


Key & Company - Investment Bankers for Food and Agriculture

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Charles I Kosmont Advisor - Agribusiness

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Charles is a venture capitalist and private equity investor, with prior experience as CEO and Co-founder of Next Pharmaceuticals, a company that extracts ingredients from plants.Charles was also President of MET-Rx , the sports nutrition company, CFO and co-founder of Westbrae Natural, now part of Hain Foods in New York, and Chairman of Growers Transplanting, a supplier to commercial vegetable growers.
He began his career with Princeton/Montrose Partners where he became General Partner.Charles has a B.S. in Business Administration from SUNY Albany and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at USC.Most recently, he became a Founding Board Member, Orange County Business Bank, Nationally chartered, an FDIC insured institution.


KeyKosmont - Investors and Advisors in Food and Agribusiness

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David Key and Charles Kosmont have a combined work experience of over 45 years as bankers and investors in the food and agribusiness industry.

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Charles I. Kosmont, PartnerEquity Investments - California
Mr. Kosmont has 20 years of experience managing, raising capital, and structuring transactions for food and agribusiness companies.Mr. Kosmont's diverse background includes working with acquisition, turnaround, rapid growth and start-up companies.In 2001, Mr. Kosmont co-founded Key Kosmont.
Prior to Key Kosmont, he co-founded Next Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a branded supplier of patented natural ingredients.Next owns ingredients used in several well-known dietary supplement brands.Prior to Next, Mr. Kosmont was President of MET-Rx, a large sports nutrition company during its period of rapid growth and entry into the mass market on a national level.He also co-founded and was CFO of Westbrae Natural, Inc.In 1999, Westbrae was sold to the Hain Food Group.
Mr. Kosmont is Chairman of the Board and controlling shareholder of Growers Transplanting, Inc.Mr. Kosmont successfully turned around GTI., and it is the largest full-service vegetable seedling company in the United States.From 1983-1987, Mr. Kosmont was also a general partner in Princeton/Montrose Partners, a venture capital firm that acquired and invested in food and agribusiness companies ranging from acquisitions of established food companies to technology investments such as animal and plant biotechnology ventures.
Mr. Kosmont received his MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in 1983.He received his BS in Business Administration from State University of New York at Albany in 1979.He is a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.

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