Konrad is the founder of Falcon and is responsible for defining Falcon’s business strategy. Over the last twenty years Konrad has built start-up export operations in Zimbabwe, Angola, DR Congo and Cameroon. He also developed Falcon’s Collaborative Supply Chain business model in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda and Nicaragua. Before starting Falcon Coffees, Konrad spent fifteen years with the WM Cahn and CTCS group, beginning his coffee career in Africa before relocating to the UK in 2000. Konrad spends his time on the road, presenting Falcon’s business concepts to prospective clients, visiting origin partners and supporting the trading team in Lewes.
Helen’s interest in coffee was sparked when she lived in Rwanda in 2015 providing business development support to entrepreneurs. Helen worked with a couple of coffee companies on working capital loans and process improvements before she met Falcon. She is passionate about using business to engineer positive change and social impact and coffee, with its potential to impact millions of smallholder farmers, is a great fit.
She moved back to the UK to be the Financial Controller, also starting to drink coffee and learn latte art.
Prior to living in Rwanda Helen spent 6 years with EY in their London audit practice, gaining her chartered accountancy qualification in 2010.
Helen became CFO in January 2018 and is responsible for financial reporting, compliance and risk management and overseeing the accounts team. In addition she is working on initiatives to measure Falcon’s environmental and social impact across the business both internally and externally. She also sits on the Sustainability Panel for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Agnieszka joined Falcon in 2018, bringing with her more than 20 years of coffee industry experience including physical trading, strategy, finance and risk management. Agnieszka has a Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance, is a coffee Grader under ICE London, and a coffee Arbitrator with the British Coffee Association and the London Court of International Arbitration. Agnieszka’s involvement in Falcon is to oversee operations of all departments to measure and control their performance and direct growth in a sustainable manner.
Matt specialises in Latin American origins and sales to the North European markets. Before joining Falcon in 2012 Matt was Head of Trading at Twin Trading UK. He has been trading green coffee since 2002 and prior to that worked as a business writer on Latin American business and industry affairs. Matt is a Q grader and fluent Spanish speaker. A regular traveller to the Latin American region, he has also delivered numerous workshops on risk management and market access to coffee producers.
Geidi Neira graduated as an agro-industrial engineer in 2008 and began working in the coffee industry in 2010 in various roles in the regional agroindustry in northern and central Peru. She has worked for a major coffee exporter in both the northern and central regions of Peru, including as regional manager for six years. She joined Falcon in early 2022 and oversees operations at the warehouse.
Mirian comes from a family of coffee producers and graduated as a Food Industry Engineer from the National University of Jaen. She joined Falcon in 2019, working closely with the quality control team. In the last two years, her primary function at FCP has been in sample roasting and cupping.
Jhoseari Fernandez is an agricultural engineer with a master’s degree in environmental management. He has been working in the coffee industry since 2013. Jhoseari has worked as a zonal advisor, responsible for certifications, quality initiatives, sustainability planning with a leading cooperative and also as a consultant to other associations. Jhoseari has Q Processing Level 2. He joined Falcon Peru in April 2022 to lead Falcon’s technical area and work on a sustainable program with Falcon’s producers in Peru.
Cleber joined Falcon Coffees Peru in 2019. He completed his technical studies in Computing and Informatics in the city of Chiclayo. He worked in the technology industry in the same city before moving to Jaén where he worked briefly for a cooperative in warehouse operations before joining Falcon as warehouse officer.