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Board Of Advisors


THE NIBBLE benefits from the ongoing support and wise counsel of our advisors:

Edward Hochman

Small Business Law

Ed worked on some of the biggest bankruptcies in America as an associate at Weil, Gotschal & Manges; then moved to general business law. For the past ten years he has specialized in representing and guiding small cap companies.

James R. Rulmyr


Jim has over 25 years experience in strategy development, M&A and new ventures as a corporate executive and as a consultant in a variety of industries. Prior to forming his consulting practice, JR Rulmyr & Associates, Jim was an executive with Xerox Corporation, where he led acquisition, divestiture and strategy development initiatives the U.S. and internationally. Prior to Xerox, Jim was Vice President of Strategy and Technology Planning for Pitney Bowes Management Services. Earlier in his career, Jim held senior strategy and development positions within Discovery Communications, GE Communications & Services Group and General Instrument. As a consultant, Jim has been a Principal with Mercer Management Consulting, and a Principal with Braxton Associates (now Deloitte & Touche). Mr. Rulmyr received undergraduate and Master’s degrees with distinction in industrial engineering from Cornell University, where he was first in his class. In addition, he has an M.B.A. with distinction from the Harvard Business School. Jim was also a member of the Grace Commission.

Matthew Syrett

Interactive Strategy

An interactive consultant, Matt was previously Vice President of Strategy and director of the technology group at Grey Interactive, where he managed a team that developed brand websites, online databases, and global technology initiatives for clients including Mars/Masterfoods, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Kraft and Audi.

Carolyn Topp

E-Commerce & Business Planning

Carolyn is VP of marketing at, an e-tailer. She is a business planning consultant with over 20 years of experience in advisory services and business development in the retail and consumer products industry. Carolyn began her career as an associate for Goldman, Sachs & Co., and has held senior management positions in strategy, corporate finance and planning for Ernst & Young, Coach and Tommy Hilfiger. She has worked on business planning, product and marketing initiatives for a diversity of businesses including start-ups and not-for-profits.

Chet Van Wert


Chet is Strategic Marketing Director–Consumer Marketing for Advance Magazine Group, owners of Condé Nast Publications, Fairchild Publication, The Golf Digest Companies, Condé Nast Bridal Group, Parade, and Condé Net Shared Service.

Andrew S. Whitman

Specialty Foods
Managing Director at 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners, Andy is a private investor specializing in growth capital for emerging food, beverage or other branded consumer products companies. A food industry expert who spent a substantial part of his career at General Foods and Kraft, Andy has been an industry partner and investor since 2001

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