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The Story of a Brand

Jul 11, 2024

In today’s episode of The Story of a Brand, host Ramon Vela interviews Patricio Fuentes, the founder of Gel

Patricio shares his fascinating journey in the world of consumer packaged goods (CPG) design, and we dive deep into the insights he’s gained from working with domestic and international brands. 


Jul 11, 2024

In this episode of The Story of a Brand, Ramon Vela interviews Lisa Goodman, Founder of GoodSkin Clinics

Lisa shares her unique journey as a “reluctant entrepreneur” who, despite initial hesitations, has built a successful business grounded in a European methodology for skin treatments. 

Lisa’s passion for...

Jun 27, 2024

In this episode, Ramon Vela interviews Jeff Avila, Co-founder of Reap and Glow, about innovative skincare. 


Jeff reminisces about his mentorship under the legendary Jay Patrick at Alacer. Hear firsthand how Jay’s pioneering product development strategies shaped Jeff’s impressive 25-year career in the...

Jun 26, 2024

In this episode, Rose Hamilton, Founder of Compass Rose Ventures, interviews Wendy Wen, Founder and CEO of Antelope, and explores the strategic approach behind the company's success in acquiring and scaling natural pet CPG brands.

Wendy Wen shares valuable insights on building a resilient and sustainable business in...

Jun 25, 2024

In this episode, Ramon Vela interviews Lemon Perfect's founder and CEO Yanni Hufnagel.


He takes us through the evolution of his innovative beverage company, from the early days of securing investor support to achieving the remarkable milestone of selling nearly 100 million bottles!


He candidly discusses the highs...