Dan Klein

Dan Klein

Co-Founder and CEO
Tiesta Tea

Dan Klein, co-Founder and CEO of Tiesta Tea, has had an entrepreneurial spirit since he was young, from raising money for charity to taking entrepreneurship courses in college. His tenacity has taken him to his role as successful CEO of the fastest-growing tea company in the United States. Klein led the company's sales team to have Tiesta Tea products in over 8,000 stores worldwide including Target, Safeway/Albertsons, Kroger, Costco and many more.

Klein is a fantastic mentor, leader and friend who has an unmatched amount of energy and passion for what he does and who he works with. He is an active guest speaker and enjoys include sports, travel and spending quality time with family and friends.

Klein and Tiesta Tea have been featured on Inc.’s 30 Under 30—Rising Stars, Crain’s 20 in Their 20’s, Inc. 5000 (3 years in a row), and Inc.’s Best Work Place. Klein has raised multiple rounds of funding for Tiesta Tea totaling $5.1 million to date.

Session Information

Panel Discussion

Startups and the Next Generation of Food Entrepreneurs

Session Location TBD

How do they do it? Join this panel conversation with innovative natural food leaders of today and tomorrow who are shaping our food culture. These progressive entrepreneurs will be discussing how they have grown their trend-forward natural food businesses into organizations that are shaping our food culture. From building the right teams to sticking by your mission, these leaders share their thoughts on what it takes to succeed. Expect to learn about their struggles and victories, as well as how they balance purpose and profit by becoming positive influences on their communities and the global food chain.

• Alex Marx (Panel Moderator), Director of Growth Solutions, KeHE Distributors
• Sarah Hughes, Founder & COO, Yai’s Thai
• Dan Klein, Founder & CEO, Tiesta Tea
• Patrick Tannous, Founder and President, Tiesta Tea
• Teresa Tsou, Founder and President, Pipcorn
• Michael Tierney, Founder and CEO, Mikey’s & Stuffed Puffs