Shrimp are big.

Each year, Americans consume 1.4 billion pounds of shrimp. Our sustainable, plant-based shrimp are every bit as delicious – and healthier for you and the environment – as ocean shrimp. Eating New Wave Shrimp™ allows us to make a small change that has a big impact.

Our team.

Mary McGovern


A consumer packaged goods veteran with a 30-year track record of success, Mary brings invaluable knowledge garnered during her tenure at General Foods, Kraft, and Ocean Spray. She also has deep experience in the plant-based arena, having worked in plant-based food consulting, and having successfully launched breakthrough plant-based foods. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School.

Michelle Wolf

Co-Founder & CTO

A talented engineer with consumer packaged goods experience at L’Oreal, Michelle is the driving force behind New Wave Foods’ product development and efficient scaling. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, her work lives at the intersection of her scientific knowledge and her passion for protecting our oceans. Forbes 30 under 30 Food & Drink list

Joe Ackill

Senior R&D Advisor

With over 30 years of experience in the food industry (including many at General Foods), Joe has a long track record of successfully identifying and developing products and systems for new business ventures and new product introductions. He is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology.

Noel Anderson

Senior Science Advisor

Noel has an extensive food and beverage background from Pepsi, General Foods, and Kraft. He is President-elect of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and holds a BS, an MS, and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in Food Science and Nutrition. 

Dimitra Rizzi

Sales Lead

Dimitra is CEO of Elohi Strategic Advisers and a foodservice expert and entrepreneur. For the last 25 years, she has proven herself to be an accomplished C-suite leader in strategy and foodservices sales leadership and retail operations, from Wendy’s to GET Enterprises. She graduated from Benedictine University.

Scott Buchele

VP of Manufacturing

With 35 years of food industry experience, specializing in acquisitions, integrations and start-up operations, Scott is uniquely skilled in all areas of product development and commercialization, site expansions and line extensions.