Mr. Durrani is Chief Executive Officer of American Halal/Saffron Road Foods and President of Condor Ventures, Inc., a firm devoted to strategic investing in natural food companies. Prior to his current endeavors, he served as an investment professional for almost 30 years and most recently was a partner at Blue Chip Venture Co. which led a number of media and technology ventures, including Beliefnet (sold to News Corp.), Advertising.com (sold to AOL), Get2Chip (sold to Cadence) , and @Plan (sold to Doubleclick). A skilled entrepreneur, Mr. Durrani has been recognized as one of the entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who engineered "20 Ideas That Changed the Way the World Does Business". He founded Vermont Pure/Crystal Rock Water Co., the second largest bottled water company in the Northeast, and was a financial partner of Stonyfield Farms, Inc., the leading organic yogurt brand, spearheading its private sale to Dannone in 2003. He was also a principal of Delicious Brands, Inc., whose growth he led, with the financial backing of Carl Icahn, to become the fifth largest cookie brand in the United States. In addition, he served as a member of the Board and as Finance Chairman of Social Venture Network and co-founded the Social Venture Institute of New York.
We believe that authentic flavors have the power to transport you, and at Saffron Road, we make that journey a reality by offering the best from around the globe. The spirit for flavor adventure and exploration only continues to grow with the rising spending power of younger shoppers – especially millennials. They increasingly want more internationally inspired options that are made with only clean-label ingredients, like antibiotic free and plant-based proteins. We are proud to be at the forefront of the intersection between authentic world cuisines and wholesome, pure ingredients and we think the interest in better-for-you products featuring global flavors will continue into 2019 and beyond.
We believe that authentic flavors have the facility to move you, and at Saffron Road.