Bio 

Andrew Epstein – Co-Founder of The Little Kernel and CEO of B&A Foods Brokers

A driven entrepreneur with a passion for growing the food industry, Andrew Epstein is partner and Co-Founder of The Little Kernel, as well as partner and CEO of B&A Foods Brokers. In his latest venture, Andy oversees development and strategy for The Little Kernel, a national brand of healthy mini popcorn, currently sold at over 5,000 locations throughout the United States. At B&A Foods Brokers, Andy is responsible for the company’s strategic plan, and during his 30 year tenure at the company, has continually grown sales and exceeded the principals' expectations. The sales organization boasts a client list of national restaurant chains, club stores, and supermarkets, and includes five offices located along the East Coast, from New York to Florida.
In his personal life, Andy dedicates much of his time to philanthropies and giving back. Longtime member of the Board of Directors of the Cristian Rivera Foundation, an organization is dedicated to finding a cure for Pontine Giloma, a rare condition that causes brain tumors and affects young children, Andy has also recently become involved with Generation Rescue. The charity, dedicated to Autism awareness, provides resources and support including medical grants to families in need.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Andy began his business career as young man as a nightclub promoter, running countless events for legendary NYC nightclubs such as Studio 54 and Xenon. In addition to the aforementioned endeavors, Andy also owns and develops commercial real estate projects throughout the state of New Jersey.
For more information about the The Little Kernel or B&A Food Brokers, please visit http://thelittlekernel.com/ and http://brokeroftheyear.com/.


Statement

"Cristian was my dear friends son which made him part of my family. A beautiful little boy whose imagination and dreams were not very different than those of my own children. A friendly heart, always with a smile, bringing happiness to those who had the pleasure to come in contact with him. A trooper until the very end.
 Pontine Giloma affects boys and girls alike typically between the ages of 5 and 9. It is truly heart wrenching to watch a pure, beautiful little child suffer and try to cope and understand with why he or she is sick and why he or she can't get better. The absolute worst experience for a parent is burying their child. We need to stomp out this deadly disease and give our little ones the chance to grow, be happy and, have families of their own."