Michael Steinmetz is the CEO and founder of Flow Kana, a business and community leader who believes in building mission-driven companies that embrace California values and the small farmer ecosystem. Michael’s unique, hands-on approach has been instrumental in developing Flow Kana’s value creation model, as well as the tools and infrastructure needed for farmers and partners to compete successfully in a regulated, legal marketplace.
Prior to founding and leading Flow Kana, Michael built and sold a Venezuelan national brand management company Distribuidora DanMic that manufactured and distributed food products which grew in popularity as innovative, unique, value-added products quickly becoming the leaders in their categories.
Michael blends deep business strategy and community outreach skills that leverage his diverse background and experience, including prior roles as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and as an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
He is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, and pursued a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Economics with a minor in Business at Carnegie Mellon University.