Zak leads Food Sentry’s day-to-day operations by working directly with the rest of the team to develop new products and to discover, understand and report on issues central to Food Sentry’s mission. With a varied and experienced professional background, Zak has spent the majority of the past decade refining his research and analysis skills. Additionally, Zak has substantial knowledge and experience pertaining to international food safety, and has spent a significant amount of time researching and analyzing international food markets and related policies, specifically those of North America, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific.
Before joining Food Sentry, Zak worked in various roles at businesses and laboratories in sectors including renewable and carbon-based energy, food safety intelligence, mining, and educational non-profit. Over the past two years, Zak has spent the majority of his time specifically focusing on international food risk and food safety and using his skills to help develop new tools to better monitor food supplies domestically and abroad.
Zak holds B.S. degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Millikin University.