Prior to Arable, Mr. Karlen was the General Manager of Bolthouse Farms, one of the leading carrot companies in the world. While at Bolthouse Farms, Mr. Karlen had full P&L responsibility for a $500M revenue business unit, which included 30,000+ acres, over 2,000 employees, and multiple processing facilities throughout America and Canada. With over 19 years of agriculture and operational experience, Mr. Karlen brings a unique seed to sales mentality to the Arable team. Mr. Karlen earned his B.A. in Economics from CSUB. Born and raised in Bakersfield, Ca, Zak is a father of two boys, Koen and Drake, and enjoys fly fishing, golf, and anything that has competition involved.