Perteet Spencer
Co-founder, AYO Foods

Perteet is thrilled to be able to bring all of her passions into her role as co-founder of AYO Foods. Seeking to build a more inclusive food system that reflected her experience growing up in a Liberian family, Perteet launched AYO with her husband Fred last summer with the vision of creating a platform brand that celebrated the ingredients, flavors, and culture of the West African diaspora. Prior launching AYO, Perteet held brand, sales, and consulting leadership roles at LEGO, General Mills, and SPINS. When she’s not actively working on AYO, you can usually find Perteet spending time in the kitchen with her two girls (Clark – 10 and Addision – 7) or advancing of issues of food equity through her involvement in the Food Recovery Network, a non-profit focused eliminating foods insecurity through food waste recovery. Perteet earned an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson school of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from DePaul University.

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