Steve Hughes is a pioneer in the natural and organic food and beverage industry with over 35 years of experience. Steve co-founded Sunrise Strategic Partners in 2016 to bring growth capital and expertise to emerging brands in the healthy, active and sustainable living space. Prior to Sunrise, Steve was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Boulder Brands, a publicly-traded natural food and beverage company with a portfolio that included well-known brands EVOL, Udi’s Gluten Free, Glutino, and Earth Balance. Steve has previously worked in leadership positions on such brands as Celestial Seasonings, Silk, Tropicana and Conagra, where he led the team that launched Healthy Choice in 1988. Steve received a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He currently serves on the boards of Good Belly, Kill Cliff, Kodiak Cakes, Maple Hill Creamery, PACT Organic, Perky Jerky, Pure Growth Organic, Sunrise Strategic Partners, Teton Waters Ranch, and Vital Farms.