Management

Intelligent: [in-tel-i-juhnt][adj.] characterized by quickness of understanding and bringing a smart approach.

Blends: [blends] [verb] to mix smoothly and inseparably together to create a superior taste experience.

Michael Ishayik
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Michael Ishayik

President/Founder

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President/Owner


As President and Founder, Michael Ishayik oversees all the company’s divisions including Co-Packing operation, Maud’s Righteous Blends, Shopblends.com and Hospitality Division. Under his direction Intelligent Blends has rapidly become a leading provider in the single serve industry with a current operational capacity to over 200 million capsules a year. His philosophy has always been to act like a partner with all of Intelligent Blends customers and put their needs first and foremost.



Prior to starting Intelligent Blends, Mr. Ishayik founded Reel Picture in 1997, A CD and DVD manufacturing company, which he operated for 20 years in San Diego and recently sold. In addition, Mr. Ishayik sits on numerous company boards where he works with entrepreneurs of fast growing businesses. He also sits on the board of  Doors of Change, a non-profit that is involved in solving youth homelessness.



Mr. Ishayik holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He is an avid surfer, hiker and traveler.


Jeff McIntosh
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Jeff McIntosh

Roastmaster

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Roastmaster

Highly versatile result oriented operation manager with twenty plus years’ experience in the food manufacturing industry. 5th generation coffee roastermaster specializing in developing unique coffee profiles in addition to functional powder beverage products. Responsible for ensuring and improving the performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of departmental and organizational operations through the provision of effective methods and strategies.

Greg Elkins
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Greg Elkins

VP Operations

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VP Operations

Working with the team at intelligent Blends for over 15 years and having 35 years of manufacturing experience has put me in the right place to operate at the highest level and keep up with the demands of this growing business.

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Keith Wright

VP of Sales

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VP of Sales


I have worked in sales ever since I was a boy growing up at the local surf shop. Through my 25 years in the media & packaging business and now onto Single Serve Co Packing with Intelligent Blends. We can private label pack your Coffees; Teas; Hot Cocas & Ciders into one of the fastest growing market segments at retail with over 25 Million installed brewers and 20+ Billion Cups that will be consumed in the next 12months.


We are the first independent company on the west coast with an outputof 100 million cups annually and a recyclable kup. Please give me a call to discuss your project in this rapidly expanding market.



Making the world a better place ...One cup at a time!


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John Lenz

Director of Sales, President of Hospitality

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Director of Sales and President of Hospitality

The Single Serve market is filled with opportunity and it iswith pleasure I exist at Intelligent Blends to exudeflexibility and a “can do” attitude with any project thatcomes about. With such a high % of coffee drinkers inthe world our aim is to create a diligent and thoroughstrategy to penetrate market share and meet the goalsof our internal structure and various partners.

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Patricia Tjong

Quality Manager

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Quality Manager

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Beverly Dietzen
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Beverly Dietzen

Operations Specialist

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Operations Specialist

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Julie Ostergard
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Julie Ostergard

Controller

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Josh Cohen
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Josh Cohen

Chief Marketing Officer

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Chief Marketing Officer

What don't I do at Intelligent Blends? Business Development. Marketing. Partnerships. Lead Generation. Creator of www.ShopBlends.com. In charge of E-Commerce... And more.

Josh Cohen

– Henry Ford

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Anna Sanchez

E-Commerce Specialist

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Emma Archambo

Account Manager

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Account Manager

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Ken Roy

Creative Director & Graphic Designer

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Creative Director, Graphic Designer

When I’m “forced” to work Monday-Friday, because I have bills to pay, I am the Senior Graphic Designer and Print Shop manager at Intelligent Blends. Having over 20 years experience, makes me a jack-of-all trades when it comes to all things design and prepress related. My goal is to make our clients happy and priority number 1.


If I was not “forced” to work Monday-Friday, I would spend even more of my time hiking and hanging out with my wife and 2 kids (a.k.a. dogs) and racing my bicycle around San Diego. Oh and have a few beers too…..


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Nasrin Ghaderi
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Nasrin Ghaderi

Accounts Payable

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Accounts Payable

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Bonita Roach
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Bonita Roach

Account Manager

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Account Manager


I am Bonita Roach, Account Manager for Intelligent Blends. My job is to be the interface between our clients, the sales team and our production staff.


I operate as the lead point of contact for manufacturing matters specific to my customers. I try to build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships. My goal is to ensure the timely and successful delivery of our products to our customers.



I always put my customer first. I try to anticipate my customers’ needs and to act as a champion for that customer. I always act with our customers in mind and try to exceed their expectations, thus gaining their trust and respect.


Riber Zamora
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Riber Zamora

Plant Technician

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Plant Technician

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Jason Hallquest

Northwest Regional Manager

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Northwest Regional Manager


As a seasoned Account Executive and Regional Manager for the last 15 years, I have learned each of my customers have special needs and desires that always make my days interesting, and bringing their dreams into a physical single serve product launch and watching their sales take off makes me very satisfied indeed.



With clients ranging from Industry giants in the Coffee & Tea world, micro roasters, to large health & wellness vitamin & supplement based companies my experience runs the full gamut of single serve products.



As a self -proclaimed health enthusiast and competitive athlete, my R&D team and I enjoy bringing new products & formulation innovation and wellness inspired products to market for my clients.



In my off time I can be found roaming the Pacific Northwest towing my trailer in search of big waves to surf and deep powder to ski, and open water to paddle on my SUP with my awesome wife and Australian Shepherd “Kai”.



Let me help your team bring a new, or tried and true single serve product range to market this year!


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Dalila Gonzalez

Hospitality Care Specialist

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Matthew Denys

Accounts Receivable Specialist

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Carolina Hamilton
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Carolina Hamilton

Fulfillment Manager

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New Employee Coming Soon!
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New Employee Coming Soon!

Administrative Assistant

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New Employee Coming Soon!
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Account Manager

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Account Manager

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