Nathan Kuchta, Chief Financial Officer
Victory Hemp Foods is pleased to announce the addition of Nathan (Nate) Kuchta as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Nate joins Victory Hemp Foods with over 15 years of experience in finance and accounting. In his previous position he served as a Director of Finance for Propeller Industries. At Propeller, he was able to work with more than 25 high growth companies across industries such as tech, SaaS, e-commerce, media, and insurance.
Nate began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young in their Washington, DC office. He then worked as a Senior Financial Analyst for GTT Communications and for RSM (McGladrey) as a consultant in their financial advisory group. He also worked as a Senior Finance Manager for Endeavor Global, an organization focused on scaling entrepreneurs. Within Endeavor Global, he worked primarily on Endeavor Catalyst, the investment arm of the organization. Nate graduated from the University of Richmond with a degree in accounting as well as being a member of the varsity baseball team. He received his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with concentrations in finance and sustainable enterprise.
Victory Hemp has grown exponentially over the past year and continues to introduce new strategies for growth. Key new hires, like Nathan, are imperative to our success.
"Nate brings us a foundation of solid Big 4 audit skills supplemented with multiple CFO experiences in entrepreneurial environments that will support our fiscal discipline and mission as Victory scales."
- PETER STRUGATZ, BOARD CHAIR
Other Key Hires
Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager
Georgia Pate has over 10 years experience in food and confectionery product quality and development. Previously, she held a contract consulting partnership with Victus Ars as a Senior Confectionery Scientist where she developed, and reformulated various snack food options, and led the quality improvement initiative. The majority of her expertise comes from her time at Airhead/Mentos Candy company, Perfetti Van Melle where she was employed for 13 years. She holds both her BS and MS in Food Science and Technology from Kansas State University.
Associate Scientist, R&D
Joseph King received both his B.S. and M.S. in Food Science from Purdue University. King’s thesis centered around utilization of sustainable proteins developed from the underutilized and invasive silver carp. King has experience analyzing both physiochemical and sensory changes within various food matrices and has worked with a variety of food and alcohol matrixes.
Learn more about our team, here!