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"Working on product innovation with David and Victoria from the Sherpa team has been a pleasure. Product innovation can be a challenge, and we knew that we wanted to work with a group of people that would feel like a natural extension of our own tight-knit team. From identifying the market opportunity for true innovation, sourcing the best co-packers and ingredients to crafting unique marketing messages – the Sherpa team was quick to problem-solve and effective with strategizing throughout the entire process. They also brought a unique brand of excitement and passion to their work that is evident in the final product. We are thankful to the Sherpa team and recommend them to brands looking for innovation!"

— Rebecca Remley and Briana Lawrence, the CEO and Director of Marketing for Wedderspoon

"David and Sherpa Consulting were very helpful during the beginning process of creating our company. From making sure we had the RD samples on time, dealing with co-packer coordination, and sourcing/ onboarding the freight and warehouse company. We were very new to dealing with all of these aspects, especially working with a co-packer. We were very apprehensive initially that we would be taken advantage of by a much bigger company who didn’t need our business as much as we needed them. As soon as David came on board, we felt as if a huge weight had been lifted and made the process a lot easier to deal with. David was not only mindful of the time he spent on our project, but also explaining to us some of the intricacies within the industry that we were not aware of. My wife and I both highly recommend David and have appreciated the work he has done to make sure our company made the right moves to get off the ground."

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"David Boyle thinks outside the box. After the first month of working with him, I learned to appreciate our differences. He is much more patient, methodical, and strategic. As his client, I allowed myself to be quietly mentored by David. He is a team player and a big-picture guy with attention to detail."

— June Lim - First Foods, Inc

"I have worked with David on several projects and have always been extremely pleased with the quality of the output. David is a true operator with an extensive skillset in every facet of operations and supply chain. He is knowledgeable, collaborative, and results-oriented. The entire Sherpa team has been a tremendous asset to our internal Operations organization that I will continue to rely on for mission-critical initiatives."

— Ricky Talati - Tinley Beverage Company / Beckett's Tonics California

"David Boyle is an excellent team player, problem solver and people person. He smoothly integrated into a critical post analytics situation we had and was a shinning light of answers, professional resources and solutions. He has helped us prepare for our future productions, planning and ensuring we are best in class from concept to finish. David is really a pleasure to work with and glad he's on our team!"

— Doug Fulton - Board Director - Tinley Beverage Company

"I’m all about value and that’s what I get with my weekly calls with David. It’s great to have someone who can not only provide strategic perspective and guidance for new product development, operations, and e-commerce, but he also flexes quickly to the tactical if I need it. David has provided me with great references and has a deep network which has also been tremendous value. Overall he’s been a great coach through the whole process of starting an idea from scratch to fine tuning the launch. I would recommend David's hourly coaching to any food entrepreneur!"

— Elizabeth Osterman, Founder of Lastof7 Gourmet Food Startup, Former HR Executive at Unity Technologies, Trulia/Zillow, LinkedIn, and Microsoft

"David is truly a pleasure to work with. His professional approach when it comes to operations within the CPG space is thoughtful, detail oriented, and results driven. He has vast experience in this space and can provide so much value in the form of coaching. Starting your own CPG company is hard and you definitely need David in your corner! I have worked with David for a few months now and highly recommend him for Operations Coaching!"

— Caitlin Logue - CEO 5280 Coffee Co.

"I would highly recommend working with David if you need consulting expertise in manufacturing and fulfillment. He is very easy to work with, responsive, explains things in an easy to understand manner, and is very flexible. He has great contacts and connections and can provide insights and know-how on pretty much anything thrown his way. It was incredibly helpful and reassuring to have someone like David in our camp to be able to get advice, a gut check or even a second set of hands for some of the leg work while launching a packaged food company."

— Jessica Weingarten - Co-founder and CEO at Defy Foods

"I have worked with David on a number of co-packing projects. If you need someone who can represent your best interest in a co-packing relationship you should retain David. If you're running a brand, David can act as a hands-on guide with co-packing discussions, co-packer selection, product development, ingredient sourcing, sample runs, first runs, and ongoing production management. If you're a co-packer, David can represent your facility and help prepare potential clients, who you may not have time for, to become well trained, valuable customers."

— Peter Meehan, Co-founder of Newman’s Own Organics, Board Member at LifeAid LLC

"David is a sharp, capable, and genuine operations professional who is quick to solve a wide range of operational challenges. His range of knowledge and experience across manufacturing, logistics, order fulfillment, warehousing, and beyond is unique and he has a true love for the world of food and beverage. Stellar communicator and a pleasure to work with."

— Tyler Gage - Co-founder of RUNA, Investor, Managing Director of Terrafertil North America, NESTLE

"David is such a huge help to our team. He has helped us with many projects from sourcing to production options. He is excellent at connecting the supply chain and managing all the little details along the way. He is passionate about what he does and it shows. We will work with David on every product idea we have!"

— Lacie Mackey - Co-founder and COO of Caveman Coffee CO.

"David is a kick-ass, no-nonsense expert in the food industry. If u ever need strategic advice, packaging consultation, tips in logistics, or operations, highly recommend working with him."

— Janne Kytannen - Co-founder of WTF Venture Capital, 3D Printing Investor and Serial Entrepreneur

"Any company, big or small, would be lucky to get the chance of partnering with David! I enjoyed working with him because of his positive energy, work ethic, teamwork mentality, leadership, diligence, and eagerness to learn about all positions within the company. He is well respected throughout the organization for being the "go-to" person for any and all operational needs, and for meeting short deadlines. Throughout the time I've known him, he has shown me time and again that he is a positive, motivated leader with amazing potential. In summation, due to his great attitude, dedication, and excellent potential, I would wholeheartedly say that any company would be lucky to work with David Boyle! I am sure that he would not let you down and would be as great an asset to your team as he has been to mine!"

— Annie Zahn - VP of Sales Pumpkin Tree Organics