Jeremy Black is a co-founder of Sambazon Acai. Taking the leap from a successful career as a financial planner, Jeremy joined brother Ryan Black (CEO) and friend Ed Nichols in early 2000 to introduce açaí to the U.S.market. In addition to helping create global awareness and demand for an unknown fruit, the team pioneered a sustainable business model in the Amazon to import organic, fair trade superfoods.
Jeremy was a key player in Sambazon’s rapid growth from startup to a $100+ Million dollar global brand. From meager beginnings of one product at a handful of juice bars around Southern California, Jeremy spearheaded the development of the brand, the products and the marketing for a full portfolio of products in frozen, juice, energy and supplement categories that are now sold in health food stores, juice bars and conventional grocery stores across the globe. Over the past 17 years, Jeremy helped the Sambazon team create an entirely new category in the natural foods category and a business that creates positive socio-economic and environmental change.
As an avid surfer, yogi and snowboarder, Sambazon has become a way of life for Jeremy, providing organic energy for worldwide travels and active pursuits.
Jeremy has been involved with a number of other successful organic food brands including Guayaki Yerba Mate, Harmless Harvest Coconut Water and most recently AR pioneer Flaregun FindAR. His latest project Zuma Sanctuary is a glamping retreat near his home in Malibu, CA.
Jeremy attended Pepperdine University on an academic scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.