2018 Speakers

Brad Oberwager, Founder & CEO

Brad Oberwager

Founder & CEO, Jyve

Brad Oberwager founded, owned, and served as CEO of multiple snack-food and technology companies. He is currently founder and CEO of Jyve, a talent marketplace and business optimization platform for brands and retailers based in San Francisco. Prior to Jyve, Brad owned Bare Snacks, acquired in 2014 by VMG. Brad also founded and is chairman of Sundia Fruit, maker of chilled fruit snacks and is the owner and chairman of Good Greens, a plant-based protein bar. He was the president of more.com following the acquisition of his firm, Acumins, and was CEO of Blue Tiger/OpenWebs.

Brad sits on the board Kettle & Fire (bone broth) and is a formal advisor to NatureBox (healthy snacks) and Brami Snacks (baked Lupini beans) as well as several technology start-ups. He is vice-chair of YPO, a 26,000-member, a global organization of CEOs.

Brad founded Jyve in 2015 to create a world where people want to work, not just have to work. Jyve enables CPG brands and retailers to connect with quality-certified talent who accomplish a variety of in-store jobs including Auditing, Brand Ambassadorship, Display Building, E-Fulfillment Shopping, Merchandising, Ordering, Stocking, and more. Jyve leverages proprietary technology to dynamically surface in-store jobs to their talent network and give real-time visibility to their clients.