Meet the Team!
Higher Ground Produce: Experienced Management Team & Agribusiness Expertise
Cliff Goldkind: Director US Business Operations
BSBA in Managerial Economics & Strategy from the Olin School of Business, MA in Agricultural Economics & Global Food Business from Tufts University. Worked with TAP since 2014, including developing their operations manual.
Jonathan Torn: Director of US Business Development
MA in International Business & Environmental Studies from Tufts University. 7 years of project management, triple bottom line business plan development & implementation for the Teatulia, Biolite, the World Bank and the UN.
Shay Zeltser: Director of Post-Harvest Management
Extensive fresh produce post-harvest & packaging expertise.
Shay's focus on produce physiology, innovative packaging have made him a leader in cost effective shelf life extension. His professional experience includes several years working for US companies SunFed & Stepac.
Uzi Teshuva: Director of Operations
Founder of TAP, a pioneering hydroponic grower.Uzi's design & development expertise is recognized worldwide with turnkey greenhouse projects in Mexico, Guatemala, China, Italy, Cyprus, Turkey, Thailand and Vietnam. In addition to construction, Uzi will oversee growing operations.
Avner Shohet: Director of Marketing & Brand Development
Founder of TAP. MBA from Tel Aviv University. Avner developed TAP's 2BFresh brand which is a leader in the Israeli and European microgreens and fresh herb markets. He also has spearheaded TAP's international business development in Asia and Latin America.
Shlomy Raziel: Director of Design & Engineering
Decades of international experience designing and executing greenhouse projects for Netafim, USAID and TAP. Specializations include efficient greenhouse design, drip irrigation and hydroponic growing systems.