Livio Bisterzo is the founder of Green Park Holdings. The company, based in Los Angeles, is based on providing “better for you” snacks. Green Park Holdings recently launched their first product, Hippeas, which is a line of organic chickpea puffs. Livio has a history of entrepreneurship and Green Park Holdings is the latest company he has founded.
Livio Bisterzo was born in Italy, and gained his Bachelors degree in Business and Management in Fashion from the University of the Arts London. Not long after graduating he founded his first company, an events business. He want on to founding businesses that were in the hospitality field as well as consumer brands. In 2008 Livio Bisterzo partnered with RNA Corporation and developed a high end line of men’s skincare products. This line, Kyoku for Men, is now sold in 26 countries around the world. In 2011 he acquired a Danish firm called Little Miracles, which processes and sells an organic drink made of tea and juice. This product is now sold in 18 countries.
Livio Bisterzo founded Green Park Holdings in 2015 and in 2016 moved, along with his family, to the United States. He has stated that he wanted to build a brand that was not only healthier but also socially conscious. The company’s first brand, Hippeas, was launched in April of 2016 and its target market is the millennial generation. The brand is sold in both the United States and the United Kingdom and there are plans to expand internationally.
In addition to being organic, Hippeas are just 100 calories per pack, gluten free, kosher, and vegan. The line has a wide range of flavors including white cheddar, maple haze, happenin’ hickory,and siracha sunshine as well as other flavors. The lineup of Hippeas is sold at Starbucks locations and will soon be expanding to other retailers.
One of the ways that Livio has for the way for the company to be socially conscious is that for every package of Hippeas sold the company will donate to eastern African farmers. The company has partnered with Farm Africa and the goal is to help lift these farmers out of poverty.