Ari Powell’s Farewell Message

Dear Giraffe Family,

It is with very mixed emotions that today I announce my retirement from Giraffe Foods.

My time at Giraffe, building this business, working in partnership with all of you, has been the highlight of my working life! I remain truly humbled and inspired by the quality of the team we have put together at Giraffe and all of the amazing things we have accomplished together over the past 25 years. Most importantly, I am impressed by the culture that we have created together.  A culture built upon our core values, and the mutual respect and understanding we have for one another – a family culture.

I am also pleased to announce today that Mike Kagan, VP Sales & Marketing, has been promoted to General Manager of Giraffe Foods. In this role Mike will be responsible for the Giraffe Foods business within the Symrise organization and will assume my current responsibilites. Please join me in congratulating Mike on his new role. I know Mike will be very successful in maintaining and building the business and culture of Giraffe for years to come.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone at Giraffe for your support and partnership over the years. I know the best is yet to come.


Ari Powell

Founder & Ex-CEO of Giraffe Foods