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Our Team

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Proudly lives and works in Minneapolis, MN—claiming more beachfront than its neighboring twin, St. Paul. Sue is partnering with Mother Nature to correct the mistakes of her generation and generations past. She spends her days collaborating with others that share her passion for economic & environmental sustainability while creating socially responsible initiatives. 

Sue spends her free time traveling the world in dedication to her role as a world-class mother and wife.

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Reed is driven to help leaders, companies & teams be wildly successful by accelerating growth, whether it’s scaling up rapid growth in small/mid-cap & start-up companies, or building speed & double-digit growth in large companies.

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ASHLEY BROWN

Ashley is originally from Wisconsin but has made Minneapolis home for the last decade. She is passionate about growing companies that are creating and implementing solutions to social and environmental issues. Her sales and project management background gives her the business strategy and leadership skills to drive NETZROs impact forward. 

Ashley loves adventure and has spent time living, working, and traveling around the world exploring new places, cultures, and local foods.

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Ben is an innovative thinker with demonstrated ability to develop and execute on business opportunities. Personal management style blends curiosity, humor and humility to deliver results for cross function teams. Respectively challenges conventional thinking while navigating comfortably across all organizational levels.

Holds unique perspective from experience leading organizations across industries, enabling transfer of novel solutions from one industry to others. NoDak (Bismarck and UND), Mark “moved south” and is happy to call Minnesota and the Twin Cities home for over 35 years.  He has a passion and pension for emerging growth companies and spends most of his time with entrepreneurs who are out to change the world.  No idea is a bad idea (ok, he’s seen a few), and with a little guidance with the financial strategy, good ideas become great companies.

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Craig works to power forward growth through optimizing of the NETZRO’s proprietary equipment and technology.  He is presently a the Food Process Technology Consultant for his company, Get Dowd On It, LLC.

He has over 38 years of experience in food technology with recent positions with General Mills R&D, including as a Fellow in the New Technology Development with Baked Goods Platforms. Craig holds an M.A. in Leadership from Augsburg University and is a University of MN alum with a B.S. Chemical Engineering. He also was an Evans Scholar at the University of MN and Chapter President.

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BARRY NELSON

PROCESSING MANAGER

Barry grew up in the small resort town of Spicer, Minnesota. He attended the U of M, St. Cloud State, and Ottawa University, majoring in sports Psychology. He played hockey for the New York Rangers organization, and then worked in the field of social work and counseling. Barry is an avid conservationist with a strong desire to preserve our natural resources for the future generations. He is responsible for managing the upcycling processes and equipment operations at NETZRO. 

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NETZRO is a woman-owned Specific Benefit Corporation based in Minnesota