Meet the Team

MICHAEL ISHAYIK

Chief Executive Officer

SHAY ZOHAR

CHIEF PRODUCTION OFFICER

ANTHONY EDSTROM

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

JOHN LENZ

VP Sales / President Hospitality

JEFF MCINTOSH

VP Product Development/ Roastmaster

GREG ELKINS

VP OPERATIONS, KENTUCKY

JARRID RANEY

MARKETING MANAGER

ANNA NASON

E-COMMERCE MARKETING MANAGER

BEVERLY DIETZEN

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

JASON HALLQUEST

SENIOR ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE

RANDY BLOOMFIELD

SENIOR ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE

JENNY GRIFFIN

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

PATRICIA TJONG

QUALITY MANAGER

KEN ROY

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

BRANDON LITTLE

OPERATIONS MANAGER

ADDISON JORGENSEN

ACCOUNT MANAGER

RIBER ZAMORA

PLANT TECHNICIAN

NASRIN GHADERI

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

RICHARD TRAN

PURCHASING SPECIALIST

CRYSTAL JAMES

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE SPECIALIST

ADAM BARTELL

OPERATIONS ANALYST

KALEIGH GLASS

E-COMMERCE ASSISTANT

BEATRICE MARKENZON

DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST

DALILA GONZALEZ

SUPERVISOR OF HOSPITALITY AND RETAIL

SANDHYA BHUNDIYA

OPERATIONS ANALYST

JOSIE NUNEZ

FULFILLMENT SUPERVISOR

MARVIN CAMARSE

SENIOR TECHNICIAN

RUBEN CORTEZ

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

MICHAEL ISHAYIK

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO and Founder, Michael Ishayik oversees all the company’s divisions including Co-Packing operation, Maud’s Gourmet Coffee & Tea, 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 450 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.Mr. Ishayik holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He is an avid surfer, hiker and traveler.

SHAY ZOHAR

CHIEF PRODUCTION OFFICER

Among Shay’s core skills are reviewing operations performance and re-engineering business models for FMCG world leaders and Fortune 500 companies. He possesses a strong business acumen leveraging broad experience in international business development, Corporate management, go-to-market strategies, brand-driven marketing, multi-channel distribution, and key account management. Shay is a very adaptive leader with a career-long international exposure in 3 continents and 12 countries, fluent in English and Hebrew.

Phone

858-888-7944

ANTHONY EDSTROM

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Hands-on leader known for strategic and focused approach in developing direction and creating strong teams to maximize financial results, optimize internal operations, and encourage employee engagement. Experienced in leading change, achieving collaboration and driving results in multiple sized businesses. Strong utilization of key metrics and data analytics to increase revenue, profit, and operational efficiencies.

Phone

858-888-7920

JOHN LENZ

VP Sales / President Hospitality

The Single Serve market is filled with opportunity and it is with pleasure I exist at Intelligent Blends to exude flexibility and a “can do” attitude with any project that comes about. With such a high % of coffee drinkers in the world, our aim is to create a diligent and thorough strategy to penetrate market share and meet the goals of our internal structure and various partners. Be it our own family of brands, Hospitality, or Co-packing partners, I am here to help just ask.

Phone

858-245-9265

JEFF MCINTOSH

VP Product Development/ 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.

Phone

858-888-7938

GREG ELKINS

VP OPERATIONS, KENTUCKY

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.

Phone

858-888-7928

JARRID RANEY

MARKETING MANAGER

Dynamic marketing & e-commerce leader with a strong background encompassing all aspects of marketing and digital advertising including product development, strategic marketing and brand growth. Exceptional communication, analytical, and project management capabilities. Jarrid is also a Devoted Dog Dad to a family of Gentle Giants (Great Danes).

Phone

858-371-2227

ANNA NASON

E-COMMERCE MARKETING MANAGER

Strategic planning, tactical implementation, and management of e-commerce and digital marketing program. Website, paid media channels, earned media channels, customer service, customer journey. Product development, product packaging development.

Phone

858-888-7949

BEVERLY DIETZEN

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Phone

858-888-7935

JASON HALLQUEST

SENIOR ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE

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!

Phone

360-844-5479

RANDY BLOOMFIELD

SENIOR ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE

Phone

858-888-7932

JENNY GRIFFIN

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Phone

657-310-6337

PATRICIA TJONG

QUALITY MANAGER

Phone

858-888-7943

KEN ROY

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

When I’m “forced” to work Monday-Friday, because I have bills to pay, I am the Senior Graphic Designer at Intelligent Blends. Having over 25 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, biking and hanging out with my wife and 2 kids (a.k.a. dogs) and have a few fancy craft beers too…..

Phone

858-888-7929

BRANDON LITTLE

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Business professional that specializes in creating streamlined operational efficiencies during the development, enhancement and implementation of cutting-edge technical solutions.

Phone

858-888-7936

ADDISON JORGENSEN

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Phone

858-888-7934

RIBER ZAMORA

PLANT TECHNICIAN

Phone

619-618-9793

NASRIN GHADERI

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Phone

858-888-7926

RICHARD TRAN

PURCHASING SPECIALIST

My success and opportunities are thanks to the entire team. They have shown me time and again they have my back. My role is to evaluate suppliers on the basis of price, quality and speed of delivery of their products. Having 5 years of purchasing experience (even more when ordering pizza) along with a B.A. in Supply Chain Management, my goal is to be an extra pillar for the company by ensuring supplies are ordered in time so that any delays in the supply chain does not shut down production.

Phone

858-888-7927

CRYSTAL JAMES

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE SPECIALIST

Phone

858-888-7930

ADAM BARTELL

OPERATIONS ANALYST

Phone

858-888-7922

KALEIGH GLASS

E-COMMERCE ASSISTANT

Highly motivated e-commerce assistant, here to help blend fun & joy to all things marketing! Responsible for assisting in the visual merchandising presentation and product’s life cycle across all ecommerce channels, as well as ensuring an exceptional customer shopping experience as a result of online merchandising and product information strategy. I’m proud to be part of the Intelligent Blends team and the ever-growing coffee industry!

Phone

858-888-7940

BEATRICE MARKENZON

DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST

Phone

858-888-7939

DALILA GONZALEZ

SUPERVISOR OF HOSPITALITY AND RETAIL

Phone

858-888-7923

SANDHYA BHUNDIYA

OPERATIONS ANALYST

Phone

858-320-9905

JOSIE NUNEZ

FULFILLMENT SUPERVISOR

I have been with Intelligent Blends for over 6 years and I have grown with this company at breakneck speeds.  As a supervisor, I awesome at building and motivating our team members. Mondays are hard to show up right for work because of your party from the weekend?! Well here at Intelligent Blends you don't have to worry about that. We have plenty of coffee here to keep it going 100% of the time.  When I'm not motivating my team, I'm at home being a great MOM!

Phone

858-400-8052

MARVIN CAMARSE

SENIOR TECHNICIAN

RUBEN CORTEZ

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR