Who We Are

We are PRANA, a Montreal-based company born out of a love of food and a passion for social and environmental activism.

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DISCOVER OUR STORY

 

Our story began in 2005, when two travelers, Alon Farber and Marie-Josée Richer returned to Quebec after meeting in India. Antsy to share their love of food and passion for healthy nutrition, they started out roasting nuts in Marie-Josée’s mom’s kitchen and selling their tasty treats through word-of-mouth and farmer’s markets.

“At the time, organic-certified products were relatively unpopular and hard to find. But we recognized the importance to eat healthy while respecting the natural cycles of the earth and the ecosystems.” - Alon Farber, Co-Founder.

Marie-Josee Richer and Alon Farber

Soon enough, their mouth-watering Go Nuts mix was a success. In the following years, many other tasty products were successfully developed. As word of mouth and demand skyrocketed, Alon and Marie carefully surrounded themselves with talented and like-minded people sharing the same passion to grow the then-startup into a larger company, keeping their commitment to sustainability at the heart of every project.

PRANA products family

The team’s efforts got officially acknowledged in 2015 when the company obtained its B Corp certification which recognizes businesses from all industries that have a positive impact on the environment and on their workers, customers and community.

PRANA Best for the world B Corp Environment

“I’m happy and grateful to see this dream materialized into a growing family and community, awesome organic products and a more sustainable world. We’ve only got one life to live, let’s live it to the fullest!” - Marie-Josée Richer, Co-Founder.

In 2017, the PRANA family welcomed aboard a strong leadership team to push the company further while the two founders focused their attention onto spreading PRANA’s mission across the globe. Though Alon and Marie have now withdrawn from day to day activities, their guiding values and spirit remain with the community of 60 men and women who contribute to PRANA’s growing success.

PRANA Family Townhall

“PRANA is more than a bag of organic nuts and fruits. It is a movement driven by like minded consumers who know there is a better alternative than what’s out there and want to make better food choices. This movement - which PRANA is all about - is snacktivism.” - Thierry Jean, CEO.

 

MEET THE FAMILY

 

The PRANA family as we like to call it, is filled with vibrant, energetic, genuine, open people from all walks of life. When we're not busy spreading the good word of our delicious organic products, you can find us taking lunch breaks at the municipal pool across the street from our office, or swapping recipes between ourselves.

PRANA Family

At PRANA, it's not so much the 9 to 5 that brings us together, but the mutual respect and passion we share for the industry that makes us gel together not only at work, but after hours too.

Our vision is big, but we never forget who we are and where we come from.

MEET THE WHOLE TEAM

 


 

Abdelwahab
Packer

Claudine
National sales manager

Laëtitia
VP Marketing

Fatou
Inventory analyst

Alex
Logistics supervisor

Sofien
Roaster

Erika
Information systems analyst

Sabrina
Packer

Karine 
Supply & logistics manager

Nadia
Customer service lead

Sofia
Administrative assistant

Nicolas
Picker

Loreto
Demand planner

Sylvet
Packer

Julien
Production director

Anthony
Warehouse clerk

Catherine
Business development manager

Hicham
Packer

Karine
Quality assurance director

John
Production supervisor

Ben
National accounts manager

Ran
Production supervisor

Faatemah
Accounts receivable clerk

Smith
Maintenance technician

Thierry
CEO

Penelope
Controller

Xiaojun
Operator

David
CFO

Marine
E-commerce manager

Jillian
US sales manager

Derek
US sales director

Vanessa
Accounting clerk

Chloé
Marketing coordinator

Catherine
HR coordinator

Benjamin
Production supervisor

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