Crystal Black-Davis is a food industry leader who has served in both executive and consulting roles for notable global brands and raw ingredient suppliers. Crystal is the former Executive Vice President (USA) for Italian-based confectioner Loacker, and advisor to numerous brands such as Katjes, Ivory Cashew, and Spero Foods, through her consultancy, Savvy Food. She is currently Head of Impact for Web3 venture studio ZK Ladder.
In her role with ZK Ladder, Crystal draws from her experience of intimately working with agricultural producers to identify and support actionable solutions that address major environmental challenges, particularly related to sustainable food. Awareness, advocacy, and action around sustainable progress are the core tenets of ZK Ladder’s Impact division.
Crystal has been featured in media outlets such as Fast Company, Food Navigator, ABC New York, and Candy Industry Magazine for her insights and expertise on topics related to the food industry. She has served as an editorial board member of Candy and Snack Today Magazine and an advisory board member for Rutgers University’s Center for Innovation Education. Crystal is an avid supporter of the UN World Food Programme, No Kid Hungry, and MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink).