Claudia Goldfarb - Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Claudia Goldfarb is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sow Good Corp. Born in Mexico City and immigrating to the United States in 1977, Mrs. Goldfarb’s passion for nutrition and growth drives her commitment to ensuring Sow Good Corp produces the highest quality products with a dedication to sustainability, the environment, and our communities. Mrs. Goldfarb previously served as Prairie Dog Pet Products, LLC’s President from 2016 to 2020 and COO from 2012 to 2016. During Mrs. Goldfarb’s tenure at PDPP she was responsible for managing four food manufacturing facilities with over 300 employees and 200,000 sq. feet of manufacturing space. Mrs. Goldfarb’s expertise in product research and development is underscored by her successful launch of over 200 unique products. She has also served as COO of the pet apparel company, PGT Holdings, from 2010-2012. Mrs. Goldfarb co-founded and served as the CEO of Operation Ava, Inc. Previously, Mrs. Goldfarb served as a Project Development Consultant for the North American Development Bank, specializing in infrastructure development and financing on the US-Mexican Border. Mrs. Goldfarb has spent the last 10 years specializing in freeze-dried pet food manufacturing, product development, and implementing best-in-class quality food systems. She is eager to translate this knowledge to the better-for-you foods and snacks category.
Ira Goldfarb - Founder and Executive Chairman
Ira Goldfarb is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Sow Good Corp. Mr. Goldfarb previously founded Prairie Dog Pet Products, LLC in 2012 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until 2020 when he sold the company to Kinderhook Industries. Prairie Dog Pet Products is a leading freeze-dried pet food and treat manufacturing company based in Grand Prairie, Texas. Previously, Mr. Goldfarb was CEO of PGT Holdings from 2010-2012 and founder and Chief Executive Officer of DS Retail Holdings, LLC from 2006 until 2013. In 2009 Mr. Goldfarb co-founded and funded Operation Ava Inc., the second largest dog and cat rescue group in Pennsylvania. Operation Ava saved over 2,000 animals each year from euthanasia. Mr. Goldfarb has extensive experience in both the retail and manufacturing industries spanning over 30 years; he first specialized in the leather fashion industry then in the pet food industry with a focus on dehydrated and freeze-dried products. He has also founded, developed, and sold numerous companies to public and private groups.
Brad Burke - Chief Financial Officer
Brad Burke was most recently the Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations at CBRE, reporting to CBRE’s Chief Financial Officer. In that role, he led CBRE’s investor relations strategy, acting as the interface between the company and CBRE’s shareholders. He also led CBRE’s forecasting, budgeting and financial analysis activities.
Mr. Burke joined CBRE in 2017 as the Vice President of Investor Relations, having previously worked at Goldman Sachs as an equity research analyst where he led the research coverage of 17 real estate companies. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2013, Mr. Burke was an equity research analyst at UBS, covering the Industrials and Energy sectors. He began his financial services career in the audit practice group of Ernst & Young in 2003.
Mr. Burke earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009, an MS in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame in 2004 and a BS in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University in 2003. He is a Certified Public Accountant (license inactive) and a CFA Charterholder.