Carlos Barroso

Carlos Barroso is a highly experienced, international Research & Development Executive in consumer products, with deep knowledge of Foods and Beverages.  He has built an extensive, open innovation network with external research partners across universities, suppliers, consultants, and small entrepreneurs located around the world.

In 2009 Carlos founded an R&D Consulting firm, CJB and Associates specializing in Product Development for the Food and Beverage category. He manages open innovation projects, conducts Innovation Assessments, oversees.

Quality Assurance reviews, facilitates innovation and strategy ideation sessions and helps with high level R&D strategy. Carlos is co founder of Tastemakers Research Group, a consumer product testing company based in Los Angeles.

Prior to starting his consulting firm, Carlos was the Senior Vice President for R&D for PepsiCo’s $27 billion global food and snacks business. Before joining PepsiCo, Carlos was an Associate Director of R&D at Procter & Gamble. In addition to R&D he has Market Research experience with Procter & Gamble.

Carlos has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

He serves as Chair on the External Advisory Board of the Georgia Tech School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and served on the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Opera. He is a Principle with the Nutrition Capital Network, an Operating Advisor with Pulse Equity and on the Advisory Board of several companies. Carlos has been the keynote speaker at several international symposiums.