Our Team

Rich Sun

COO, "Strategy and Operations Guy"

Rich Sun - COO MiraKale LLCRichard A. Sun, CFA, is the founder and owner of Sun & Co. and has been involved in 30 startups and early-stage companies as an advisor, investor, executive, founder or member of the board of directors.

He is Co-Founder and Head of Jackson for Mississippi Coding Academies and Entrepreneur in Residence at Innovate Mississippi; he is on its Board and Executive Committee and has been Chair and on the Investment Committee of its Seed Funds.

From 1972 to 1992, he was an investment banker with Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank), Goldman Sachs, First Boston (now Credit Suisse) and UBS (once Swiss Bank Corporation).

From 1994 to 2001, he was a director with a private equity investor with Emerging Markets Partnership, a $6 billion firm backed by AIG, the World Bank and the Government of Singapore. He has arranged, advised on or made over $11 billion of private debt and equity investments.

Rich earned a BA from Princeton University with High Honors and an MBA in finance and international business from New York University. He is Entrepreneur in Residence at Innovate Mississippi; he is on its Board and Executive Committee and has been Chair and on the Investment Committee of its Seed Funds.

Todd Stauffer

Media Specialist

Todd Stauffer marketing guyTodd Stauffer is the co-founder, publisher and president of Jackson Free Press, Inc., an award-winning media company based in Jackson, Mississippi, and the principal in its subsidiary, JFP Digital Services, a web design and digital marketing firm.

Todd is the author or co-author of more than three-dozen books on computing and the Internet, an award-winning magazine writer and a former television and radio host.

Todd is chairman of TeamJXN, Inc, a non-profit organization designed to promote and encourage progress in the city of Jackson in the form of small businesses, new urban infill development and business incubation and entrepreneurship. TeamJXN runs the Coalesce Coworking space, through which Todd is a sponsor and organizer for 1 Million Cups Jackson.

Todd graduated with honors from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a minor in Management Information Systems.

Kathleen Kobel

Amazon Specialist, Founder - Kobel Consulting

Kathleen Kobel - Kobel ConsultingKathleen Kobel is an Amazon expert seller and consultant who helps businesses grow their brands and scale their sales by selling products on Amazon. Her mission is to help business owners increase their visibility, trust factor and profits by selling on a marketplace full of customers ready to buy.
She is excited to be a part of the EasyKale team because this business is one of a kind. With a passionate scientist, research backed results and a product that truly makes it easier to eat healthy, she jumped at the chance to help Bilal's EasyKale skyrocket their success on Amazon. Plus she loves sneaking it in to her kid's food when they're not looking! 
Kathleen offers services and training to help you grow your business on the Amazon marketplace. Whether you want it done for you or are interested to learn yourself, she can help you create your next income stream on Amazon. 

John Barksdale

Branding Specialist, Founder & CEO - HiTops Design, Inc.

John Barksdale - HiTop Designs

First, it’s really important to me that you know how amazing Bilal and his team are. Bilal is kind, caring and humble. That’s right, you read it here first.  Humble? Sure, his name is on everything EasyKale. That’s because we (the team) believe Bilal represents all the best qualities people should be and all the qualities of EasyKale.

Personally, I hate cooked Kale...However, Bilal introduced me to EasyKale and I introduced EasyKale into my cooking, and really liked it. That’s how I grew to understand, like Bilal and his team, what EasyKale could do in the caring hands of people with a common goal and purpose…to make eating healthier a little easier for you, me and those less fortunate.

John has 25+ years of design and creative consulting experience spanning print, and multimedia for over 20 national brands and over 120 regional businesses. John is an accomplished designer & manager specializing in creative execution of Retail Branding, Marketing, Training & Communications Collateral, Advertising, POP/POS with multiple Retail Package Design awards including 2x Popular Mechanics Award Winner and 3x AAPEX Best Package Awards. Creative management positions include, Carlson Companies, Leo Burnett Advertising, Maritz Communications.

Amanda Hughey

Awesome Specialist

Amanda Hughey

Amanda Hughey is a passionate and skilled EasyKale Specialist instilled with 10+ years of experience in the niche of administration. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Southern Louisiana University and holds extensive experience of working in tandem with a diversified group of companies & clients.

Amanda is an avid seeker of knowledge who is always on the lookout for an opportunity to learn & explore something new. As a professional, she strives to integrate her knowledge & experience of administration & management to help clients & companies in the quest of their professional goals. Equipped with a formidable blend of customer skills, Amanda is a devoted professional who never misses out on an opportunity to augment her knowledge & understanding of the present day world of business.

Besides this, she is an adventurist by heart who loves exploring the outdoors and experiencing the exceptional beauty of nature. Amanda also shares remarkable compassion for abused & abandoned animals and wants to provide them with a better chance of life.

Bilal's EasyKale is a great way to take advantage of the wonderful health benefits of kale without the bitter taste. Besides the amazing health benefits, Bilal has pledged 2.5% of the net profits to the Draw-A-Smile Foundation and another 2.5% of the net profits goes the MS Coding Academics. Amanda is proud to be an EasyKale user!