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Emma Fuerst Frelinghuysen
Cultivate Ventures, The Hain Celestial Group
Senior Director

Emma Fuerst Frelinghuysen
Cultivate Ventures, The Hain Celestial Group
Senior Director

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Emma Frelinghuysen has over 15 years of experience in consumer-facing food and beverage. In her current role, Emma is focused on the newest strategic platform at Hain Celestial –Cultivate Ventures. Cultivate is designed to invest behind smaller portfolio brands, lifestyle brands and concepts and incubator opportunities with a focused and disruptive approach.  Prior to this role, Emma also led the marketing organization for the BluePrint brand –the category leader in fresh, cold-pressed beverage and held a strategy position within the Hain Celestial organization, where she helped the company improve revenue coming from ecommerce channels.

Prior to Hain, Emma spent 7 years at FreshDirect, the leading online grocer, building the company’s product assortment and managing profitability. She initiated the concept and launched the company’s private label program, which now consists of over 150 products across several brands.

Emma also spent time on the Johnnie Walker and Guinness brand teams at Diageo North America. She  was at Williams-Sonoma working in public relations and marketing communication.

She has a BA from Trinity College and an MBA from Stanford. She also has completed the basic cooking and wine programs at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France.

Emma is a City Chair for the Groton School Women’s Network, a member of the Board of Directors of the French-American Foundation, and a Mentor for Accel Foods –a national food and beverage accelerator. She is a former member of the Advisory Board of The James Beard Foundation. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

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