Save time and money, streamline your operations, and lead with confidence.

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Founded in 2023, NPEC is the only premier executive network in the Natural Products industry focused on increasing the success of companies $40mm-80mm.


My superpower has always been connecting people and building community. When I realized that I was the bottleneck in fostering all that magic and learning, I came up with the idea of NPEC. Now I’ve created a platform where peers can connect at the drop of a hat and get the guidance they need when they need it.

We are in this together. 

- Julie Nirvelli, Founder & CEO

Natural Products Executive Collective™ (NPEC™) Founder & CEO, Julie Nirvelli

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Monthly Forum Calls

Feel more confident in your role by expanding your knowledge base through talking about best practices and learning from other experts. These member-only, cohort based monthly calls provide the setting to dig deep into relevant topics. By sharing expertise and learning from others, the collective knowledge is elevated and benefits everyone.

Discussion Boards

Take the pressure off and feel more confident making decisions as you gain a quick understanding of issues by accessing topic-specific message boards. Opt in to categories matching your leadership focus. When challenges arise, find tips and advice from peers by searching discussions or posting questions. Active collaboration helps address pressing issues.

Member Website

Gain better clarity by increasing overall knowledge. Access relevant tools in real time to help make informed decisions quickly. The site is filled with content we've curated from years of leadership and that our members have asked for. Scroll down to check out all of our member benefits.

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For Brands

NPEC is a private, independent community.

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We interview all prospective members to ensure fit and connection with your appropriate peer group. Membership pricing is based on tiers of revenue to ensure membership delivers substantial ROI.

Real questions. Real support. In real time. From leaders who know.

Who has been able to negotiate with UNFI? Specifically, what have you been able to accomplish?

Who has a 3PL they are happy with?

What tools do you use to manage marketing campaigns for a company $5-$10m in revenue?

What are some tips on managing investor relations?

Is anyone else nervous about all the lawsuits against food companies? How are you protecting yourself?

We’ve had a lot of turnover lately. Does anyone have a resource who can help us address the systemic cause of this?

What resources do you devote to chargeback management or do you just consider them a cost of doing business?

Things are tight so we are thinking about attacking some of our expenses for bottom line improvement - has anyone had success negotiating FedEx/UPS rates? I’ve heard there are companies that help with this but are they worth it? Any recommendations?

Is anyone using EOS? What are pros/cons?

Does anyone have a factoring lender you’d recommend?

How has a good outsourced R&D recommendation? We are looking to develop a new product line.

We are presenting to Walmart and wondering what pitfalls to watch for and questions to ask that are good to know specific to how they operate. We have a broker but I want to hear from a brands perspective what we need to know.

For Manufacturers / Co-Packers
For Service Providers

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Additional Features & Member Benefits

Save time and money when utilizing NPEC benefits to find solutions.

Exclusive Access & Member Discounts

Save money with insider member deals to resources, services, events and more.

Topical Discussion Boards

Get instant, knowledgeable answers – search the archives or post your own. Opt in to topical boards that are relevant for you.

Docs and Knowledge Base

Save time and energy by leveraging shared documents, SOPs and industry reports without reinventing the wheel.

Member Benchmarking Portal

Maximize efficiency and profits by comparing your performance to others, identify opportunities and make data driven decisions for improvement.

Service Provider Insights

Access cutting edge approaches from vetted industry service providers who help solve challenges every day. Gain exclusive access to webinars specially curated for NPEC members.

Leadership and Partner Resources

Advance your business and professional growth with powerful leadership resources, exclusive access to training, service providers and mentor opportunities.

Jobs Board

Looking to hire? Trying to help someone find the right company? Utilize our network to help make the right connections.

The "Bat Phone"

Quickly and effectively gain insight on urgent matters with this special, “in-case-of-emergency” topical board. Problem solving at your fingertips with input from advisory board experts, industry veterans and peers.

NPEC Directory

[Coming soon] Pinpoint resources quickly to find other members, service providers, co-manufacturers, and partners--and connect with them directly through our platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: No. We carefully curate each cohort with brands that do not directly compete.

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Become a member by selecting your membership above or schedule a call with NPEC Co-Founder Julie Nirvelli to discuss your questions.