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Mr. Charles I. Kosmont

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Chairman and Chief Executive Offi...

Phone: (831) ***-****  
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Local Address: Irvine, California, United States
Next Pharmaceuticals Inc
360 Espinosa Road
Salinas , California 93907
United States

Company Description: (Irvine, CA)- Next Pharmaceuticals' patented proprietary botanical ingredient Relora┬«, in a new double blind placebo controlled clinical trial, has been shown to...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MBA
    Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California
  • BS , Business Administration
    State University of New York at Albany
  • California Agricultural Leadership Program
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Web References
Our Team - SRO, 3 July 2015 [cached]
Charles Kosmont, Chairman
Charles Kosmont has had a multi-faceted career primarily involved in managing and investing in agribusiness, food, and health-related companies. He has managed a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors including those involved in rapid growth, underperforming and turn-around situations, and start-up companies.
Mr. Kosmont is the Chairman and Co-CEO of Steven-Robert Originals, LLC, a leading manufacturer of frozen desserts founded in 1995 and located in Aurora, Colorado, that supplies large chain restaurants and retailers.
Next Pharmaceuticals was co-founded by Mr. Kosmont in 1997. Next is a developer of patented "nutraceuticals" from plants used for self-care health purposes, that are key ingredients in several well-known retail brands. Mr. Kosmont is Chairman and CEO of Next.
Mr. Kosmont is Chairman and CEO of Monterey Peninsula Horticulture, Inc. ("MPH"), Salinas, California. MPH, through it's three wholly -owned subsidiaries, is one of the largest greenhouse operators in the United States and the largest indoor potted plant company for products such as orchids; the largest vegetable seedling and transplanting technology company in the western United States; and the largest producer of fresh-cut herbs for retail and foodservice in the United States.
After completing the Entrepreneur Program with honors and receiving his MBS from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, Mr. Kosmont joined and later became a Partner of Princeton/Montrose Partners, a venture capital fund.
Steven Roberts Original Desserts, 25 Aug 2014 [cached]
Charles Kosmont, Chairman
As Chairman of Steven Roberts Original Desserts, Charles Kosmont brings decades of food, agribusiness, and nutrition experience to the gourmet dessert industry. He has managed a variety of entrepreneurial companies, including those involved in rapid growth or troubled situations, as well as start up ventures. Charles' dedication to innovation, high quality, and unparalleled customer service guides Steven Roberts Original Desserts as they continually set trends in the dessert industry.
Charles' multi-faceted career began after completing the Entrepreneur Program with honors and receiving his MBA from the Marshall School of Business (USC) in 1982. Charles then joined, and later became a Partner of Princeton/Montrose Partners, a venture capital limited partnership, which invested in food and agribusiness companies.
Charles is Chairman and CEO of Rocket Farms, the 4th largest greenhouse company in the United States. Today, Rocket Farms grows and supplies well-known retailers with ornamental plants in containers, such as poinsettias and orchids.
During its period of rapid growth from 1994-1996, Charles served as President of MET-Rx. MET-Rx is one of the largest sports nutrition companies in the United States, with national distribution in health, natural, and mainstream retail stores.
In 1997, Charles co-founded Next Pharmaceutical, Inc., a developer of patented ingredients from plants used for self-care purposes. He currently serves as Chairman of Next Pharmaceuticals. Charles also co-founded and served as CFO of Westbrae Natural, Inc. (originally named Vestro Foods). Westbrae Natural, a publically traded company, acquired and managed natural food companies.
Today, Charles is also Chairman of Fabes Natural Gourmet, Inc.
Rocket Farms Receives Minority Business Enterprise Certification, 7 Dec 2010 [cached]
Owners Sergio Silva and Charles Kosmont have been with Rocket Farms since its parent company's inception in 1982, and currently serve as the company's President and CEO, respectively.
Advisory Board | Key & Company LLC, 21 Nov 2014 [cached]
Charles I Kosmont, Advisor - Agribusiness Irvine, CA
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.
Welcome to Orange County Business Bank, 9 Dec 2012 [cached]
Charles I. Kosmont, Was a founding director of the Bank
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