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Chris Olsen

Teatulia
Chief Business Development Officer
Chief Business Development Officer, Chris Olsen, has spent the last decade helping Teatulia Organic Teas grow from a start-up tea company into one of the world’s fastest-growing international tea brands. Olsen is the ultimate tea industry ambassador responsible for Teatulia’s mission of producing, procuring, and selling the world’s finest quality organic teas. Working his way from Director of Marketing and Product Development to Chief Operating Officer to Chief Business Development Officer, Olsen’s contributions have a theme of innovation and expansion. Olsen built Teatulia’s commercial sales channel from the ground up into the successful revenue stream it is today. As head of export and international sales, he has opened markets for Teatulia in Chile, Canada, and Australia. As product innovation lead, Olsen has launched more than 20 different product formats so far in retail and food service. He’s even formulated hot and iced tea blends that earned Teatulia coveted North American Tea Championship (NATC) and Specialty Food Association sofi™ awards. Olsen also spearheaded Teatulia’s revolutionary eco-canister packaging, which led to a globally recognized iF Packaging Design Award for innovative product packaging. Under Olsen’s watch, Teatulia was named one of Forbes’ Top 25 Innovative Consumer Brands. Olsen comes from an advertising-rich background, working on Fortune 500 brands such as Miller-Coors and Coca-Cola. Prior to joining Teatulia, he was a Vice-President at Pure Leaf Naturals, where he directed marketing campaigns for Aviva Yerba Mate and the Sweet Earth brand of stevia. Olsen earned his BA from Colorado State University and his MS in Marketing from the University of Colorado at Denver.