FoodNiche Summit

Jim Cali

Jim Cali is currently a General Partner in Next Gen Nutrition Investment Partners which invests in early-stage companies in food, food tech and food ingredients focused on superior, disruptive nutrition. 

He entered venture capital after a 34-year record of success in general management,
innovation, sales and marketing from major consumer product companies like Warner-Lambert/Pfizer,
Kraft/MDLZ and Kellogg’s. In his corporate career, Jim lived and worked in North America, Europe and
Asia including roles running Cadbury’s global gum and candy business and leading Kellogg’s global
snacks category team.

Jim is a brand builder helping to grow multi-billion dollar brands like Trident gum and Pringles and has deep experience in innovation across both large and small enterprises. In addition to a corporate career, Jim spent time as an independent consultant helping other companies establish innovation strategies and mentoring multiple food start-ups.