Gino

Gino Dalla Gasperina
Founder and CEO

Origin:
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Founded Meridian Cacao Co. at the age of 24.

Expertise:
Resident customs and export wizard. Responsible for all things sourcing and logistics at Meridian, as well as the benign administrative and janitorial tasks associated with small business.

Fun:
Perfecting the Negroni. Growing old with family and friends. All things automobiles.

Sarah

Sarah Bharath
Trinidad Sourcing

Origin:
The hot humid streets of Central, Trinidad. Sarah worked at the Cocoa Research Centre at the University of West Indies prior to ditching decent work clothes to work in the cacao trenches in her beloved muddied overalls alongside witty farmers.

Expertise:
Working with farmers to align quality processing with understanding through tasting.

Fun:
Paddling in all its forms, especially Dragon Boat racing, canoeing and SUP.