PROFIT/Chatelaine W100

#31

Karen Richardson

President

Company Profile

Company: Freeze-Dry Foods Head Office: Oakville, Ont. Website: www.freeze-dry.com

Company Financials

3-year revenue growth (%): 39 2013 Revenue: $10M-$19.9M Employees: 44
Revenue from Exports (%): 80    

Spotlight

What her company does: Processes and sells dried meat ||

"The biggest obstacle I’ve faced in building my business was analysis paralysis; I wanted to be 100% sure of a direction," says Richardson. "Now I take calculated risks and run it by my intuition.”