The strength of a company lies with its people. At Slice of Life Foods we celebrate the talent and work ethic provided each day by our incredible staff. Each department within our manufacturing facility brings a sense of pride to its job; and, each employee within our manufacturing departments knows he or she is a part not only of a team but also of our working family.   

Ian Kessler - Co-Founder and CFO

Ian spent fifteen years practicing law with a large international law firm and then turned his sights to entrepreneurship. Ian’s initial business venture, an action sports footwear brand for which he was the co-founder, grew to $50 million in annual revenue before being successfully sold to a large strategic buyer in 2011. In 2012 Ian became involved in the beef industry. Ian’s involvement in the beef industry led him in 2016 to become a co-founder and the CFO of Slice of Life Foods..

David Williams - Co-Founder and CEO

Dave spent a career with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department where he ascended to the rank of Assistant Sheriff. As the Assistant Sheriff, Dave was responsible for overseeing thousands of officers, and for the management of millions of dollars in budgets. Dave retired from the Sheriff’s Department to join Slice of Life Foods as a co-owner and as its CEO.   

Jae Boyd - Co-Founder

Jae comes from a family of artisans skilled in the craft of making jerky. Before turning to making jerky as a full time occupation, Jae had a long career managing a manufacturing facility. Once he began making jerky, Jae brought innovation not only to the flavors and protein used in making jerky, but also with respect to the equipment and techniques used in the jerky making process. Jae’s manufacturing insights and his meticulous attention to detail have resulted in the custom design of much of the equipment and processes used in Slice of Life Foods’ state of the art manufacturing facility.