Dave Franz

Chief Commercial Officer

Dave Franz brings over 15 years’ experience with both regional and global flavor manufacturers to FlavorSum. He has held functional leadership roles across multiple disciplines including strategic marketing, business development, flavor creation, and product innovation. 

Dave’s sales and marketing team plays a key role in helping customers translate their visions for new products into business results through the alignment of market and consumer insight, technical capabilities, and innovative solutions.  

Responsible for developing and overseeing FlavorSum’s solutions platforms, Dave leads the organization’s growth strategy and advances customer success using our internal resources and external partnership networks. 

Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business and an MBA from the University of Illinois. He began his career in commercial roles with both regional and global companies in the food, beverage, and healthcare industries before expanding his experience in commercial and technical leadership as part of the North American management team for a global flavor manufacturer.