Elly is a Partner at Almanac Insights. She brings her deep experience across verticals of the food and beverage industry to the sourcing, diligence, and management of potential and current Almanac investments. Elly spent nearly a decade at Whole Foods Market as Global Director of Local Brands & Product Innovation, where she supported the growth and national expansion of dozens of today’s most beloved brands, offering expertise in retail strategy, brand development, supply chain, and product innovation. Most recently, she served as an executive at Canopy Foods, a strategic co-packing company. Elly holds a B.A in Media Studies from the University of Virginia and got her start in food volunteering on an organic vegetable farm in Sudbury, Massachusetts. She sits on the advisory board of Wellness in the Schools and FOOD-X.