Lauren is an expert in new product development, managing projects from concept to commercialization, plant scale up and the product development process. As someone who has partnered cross functionally with procurement, operations, third party developers and external manufacturers, she’s well equipped to lend technical support to client products. Prior to joining Vertosa, Lauren worked for both a start-up and a multinational consumer product goods company.

She performed analytical chemistry for six years then as a Senior Scientist began launching new food products at Mondelez International primarily focused on chewing gum. As Senior Manager of Research and Development at ALOHA she launched plant-based protein bars, powders and aseptic ready to drink beverages. Lauren is now the key point of contact for Vertosa’s East Coast clientele.