Ajay Chawan, President

Ajay Chawan (“the son”) is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Smarter Foods. He has always loved food and learned at a young age of the connection between the food we eat and our health, primarily through the teaching of his father. Ajay has been a long-time student of nutrition and exercise and has worked hard to overcome the health challenges that many of us face, including heart disease and weight management.

Ajay, a rocket-scientist by training, is now working with his father to help us all enjoy healthy, great-tasting foods. Prior to co-founding Smarter Foods, Ajay worked at NASA and the Ford Motor Company. Ajay holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University, a Master of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Engineering Management from Northwestern University, and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

When Ajay is not working on Smarter Foods, he spends his time training for triathlons (Ajay finally learned to swim in 2007), trying new recipes, and spending time with his wife and their infant son.