Mike Stevens has played key roles in two of the most iconic start up-challenger brands in recent years: Innocent smoothies and Peppersmith plant-based chewing gum and mints. At innocent, he built and ran their supply chain for six years before becoming a country manager and heading up the brand's launch in Scandinavia. In 2009 he co-founded Peppersmith. He is now a consultant for D2C food and drink businesses and is a mentor for Virgin Startup. He is based in Poole, Dorset, UK.