Who we are
Hispanic International Delights of America, Inc. (HISP) is a public company founded in 2013 and headquartered in New York. HISP is dedicated in building one of the premier companies distributing ethnic food and beverages throughout the United States. HISP has already begun to distribute fruit juices, nectars, and milk based products and soon will begin to distribute teas, carbonated drinks, dry goods, preserves, and bakery products. The brands distributed are under a proprietary basis (through distribution agreements and/or exclusive licensing arrangements). These brands emulate the flavors, tastes, and traditions which have been known for generations among the Hispanic and other ethnic groups which are now becoming part of the American mainstream diet. HISP is also committed in building long-term relationships with its consumers by offering superior, high quality products at the most competitive prices.
Board of DirectorsFernando “Oswaldo” Leonzo
is a Founder and the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of HISP. Prior to HISP, Mr. “Oswaldo” Leonzo has worked in the food & beverage industries for 14 years with several major import and distribution companies ranging from gourmet foods to ethnic food products. Mr. “Oswaldo” Leonzo has established long standing relationships with food & beverage manufacturers, contract packagers, raw material vendor sources (both in the U.S. and in Latin America), as well as a solid clientele base of distributors throughout the U.S. in the Ethnic Food Distribution industry. Previously, he spent a decade in the financial services industry, initially as a sales executive with regional financial firms and later for a major clearinghouse on Wall Street. He earned his undergraduate degree (B.A.) from New York University (NYU) in International Relations.Robert Gunther
is a Founder and COO of HISP. Robert Gunther has over 25 years experience in manufacturing, marketing, and sales both in consumer goods and the construction industry. Mr. Gunther has extensive expertise in client needs analysis in the development of new, innovative products. He has developed a large portfolio of accounts in both the retail and apparel industry. His proven track record in guiding sizeable teams is supported by a history of outstanding customer and vendor relationships, while ensuring quality customer service. Most recently, he has led his own import/export business specializing in the textile industry. He was previously Senior Account Executive, Vice President of Premier Narrow Fabrics, where he was responsible for millions in sales for major accounts.Juan “John” Romagosa
is on the Board of Directors. Mr. Romagosa is currently the managing director and founder of Latin Sales & Marketing, LLC. LSM facilitates the emergence of major Latin manufacturers and US manufacturers. Mr. Romagosa was the managing director and partner of Falcon International Distributors, LLC, a leading ethnic foods distributor on the East Coast. Mr. Romagosa helped build that company from $9 million in revenues to over $100 million in revenues during his tenure before successfully selling the business in 2011. He has received Chamber of Commerce awards in New York and New Jersey, and has been responsible for the contribution of over a million pounds of donated products to food banks in.Bassam Damaj, PhD
Dr. Damaj is currently is the President and CEO of Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB:INNV) Prior to joining Innovus Pharma, Dr. Damaj served as President and CEO of Apricus Biosciences, Inc. from December 2009 to November 2012. Dr. Damaj was also co-founder of Bio-Quant, Inc, where he was CEO, Chief Scientific Officer and director from 2000 until its acquisition by Apricus Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:APRI) in December 2009. Dr. Damaj has proven international experience in drug development, commercial sales, over $1billion in commercial partnerships completed, strategy development, operational management and people skills, financing and financial management, and stakeholder communications in public and private life sciences/biotechnology companies. Dr. Damaj holds a PhD. in Immunology/Microbiology from Laval University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship ion Molecular oncology from McGill University.
MANAGEMENT TEAMNick Scribner
is Director of Sales- Texas for HISP. Mr. Scribner has over 18 years experience in retail being responsible for driving business and market growth in multiple retail facilities by assessing economic trends, changing demographics and competitive market share. His responsibilities have included developing action plans to achieve overall financial and marketing goals and initiatives, while ensuring the effectiveness of operations, merchandising, inventory, signing and pricing. Responsible for guiding the leadership development process by anticipating turnover, promoting opportunities to attract and retain a high performing diverse workplace. He has attended Indiana State University and received certificates from the University of Notre Dame in Executive Leadership and Management.Filimon Campos
is Director of Sales- California for HISP. Mr. Campos’ career expands over forty years in the consumer product goods industry from retail to wholesale, food service to groceries, distributor to account manager. As co-owner of Assure Brands, Inc. Filimon services numerous outlets in California with ten different brands.Sam Pena
is Director of Product Development for HISP. Mr. Pena has 14 years experience with food manufacturing and product development. As Manufacturing Manager, Sam oversaw production departments and took part in the research and development of new products . He earned his undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Business Management from University of Phoenix (UOP) and holds a Green Belt certification in Lean 6 Sigma, HACCP Certification, Food Safety Certification, and an ISO Certification.