Paul Massard - Co-Founder/Managing Partner - A Certified Q Grader by the Coffee Quality Institute, one of roughly 350 in the US, brings 15 years of extensive coffee procurement, roasting, grading, farming, and production experience. Paul most recently held the position of Director of Supply Chain for Honolulu Coffee Company overseeing all farming, processing, roasting, production/packaging, quality assurance, and purchasing departments. Previous to Paul's time at Honolulu Coffee, he spent 5 years as the green coffee buyer, production manager/roaster, and quality assurance manager at The Roasterie in Kansas City. Paul Massard is a 2005 graduate of the University of Miami with a degree in International Finance and Marketing as well as a 2009 graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University's Executive MBA Program.
Chris Nolte - Co-Founder/Managing Partner - Brings to Per’La Specialty Roasters an extensive background in business development, branding, and marketing from a variety of industries including hospitality, healthcare, and logistics. He specializes in large, multi-site product implementations that require everything from needs assessments and product selections to staff education and quality testing. Chris has a true passion for enhancing the customer experience while helping businesses grow their bottom line. Chris Nolte is a 2005 graduate of the University of Miami with a degree in International Finance and Marketing and has lived in Miami for nearly 15 years.
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