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UPSIDE Foods Bolsters Leadership Team with HR Veteran Michelle Kwait as Chief Human Resources Officer


  • Kwait will oversee people operations and focus on scaling UPSIDE’s culture and team as the company enters its next phase of growth.
  • Kwait brings decades of experience building cultures of excellence across leading organizations in food, hospitality, retail, education, and financial services.
Michelle Kwait
Michelle Kwait, CHRO, UPSIDE Foods

BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — UPSIDE Foods, the leading cultivated meat, poultry and seafood company, has appointed Michelle Kwait as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). This news comes as the company enters its next phase of growth, and reinforces the emphasis UPSIDE Foods places on scaling its mission-driven culture alongside its business and technology.

Kwait joins UPSIDE Foods on the heels of the company receiving a historic “green light” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and as the company continues on its path toward commercialization. She will lead all aspects of people operations, including talent acquisition, learning and development, leadership training, reward and recognition, talent management and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) programming.

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