Founders And Management Team

Our team at High Quality Organics are a hard-working bunch with an entrepreneurial spirit who are passionate about sustainability and creating a better earth. We care deeply for our customers and are honored to help them to create extraordinary, organic products.

  • Jerry Tenenberg


    Jerry is an experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the food & flavor industry. Skilled in Food, flavor & botanicals, Entrepreneurship, Team Building, Public Speaking, and Management. Strong business development professional with a BFA focused in Fine Arts from University of Hartford.

  • Raju Boligala

    Founder, CEO and President

    Born and raised on an organic family farm in India, Raju leads HQO with the strongest conviction for organic and sustainable agriculture. His 26 years of experience growing global food and agriculture companies includes leadership positions at Great Spice Company, now part of HQO, Herb Thyme Farms and Scotts® Miracle-Gro®. Raju was a professor at University of California, Berkley and has a Ph. D in Horticulture and Plant Pathology from Rutgers University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Darden School of Business.

  • Jay Fishman


    Originally starting out in the organic foods fresh produce industry, Jay Fishman learned firsthand how to preserve the highest quality products. He then took that knowledge and transitioned it to the D food category where he founded High Quality Organics food company. Jay is a successful entrepreneur with a 40-year track record in developing and leading successful businesses, mostly in the herb and spice industry.

  • Jonathan Raju

    Vice President

  • Tarun Joshi


  • Gina Pepple

    Director of Supply Chain

  • Cynthia Acuna

    Director of Customer Care

  • Dawn Sanlorenzo

    Director of R&D

  • Luis Mercado

    Plant Manager

  • Steven Wirtz

    QA Manager

Our European Team

High Quality Organics is an American-based company with global reach. Our European office, established in 2010 and based in Weesp, the Netherlands, provides many of the same products and services customers have come to expect in America.

  • Oeble Kempenaar

    HQO-BV General Manager

  • Rietje Peters

    Area Manager