Two Tech Guys Meet
It all started more than a decade ago, when Ryan Pamplin and John Zheng met through colleagues and formed a friendship. Over the years, the two Bay Area tech guys kept in touch while achieving success in their own careers.
But it was a freak accident 10 years later that brought them together to embark on a path to make the world a healthier place.
Life Takes an Unexpected Turn
Soon, Kathryn moved to the Bay Area to be with Ryan. While just beginning their new life together, they were thrown a curveball when Ryan suffered from a traumatic brain injury with severe post-concussive syndrome. In order to ensure his recovery, he not only couldn’t work for almost a year, but he also couldn’t use a computer, look at a screen, or even read for many months.
The silver lining during this devastating time was that Ryan became laser-focused on his health and fueling his body with nutrition that would help him heal — and Kathryn was there by his side every step of the way. A favorite activity of theirs was cooking delicious vegan recipes together and making nutrient-rich smoothies.
The Dream Becomes a Reality
In 2017, they co-founded BlendJet. Next, they needed talented people to fill out their founding team if they wanted to take their idea into the stratosphere.
Kathryn, with her commercial background, was an easy choice to star in the BlendJet videos, but it was her communication skills and personability that made her the perfect person to build the ever-growing Customer Experience team.
To round out the founding team, Ryan and John chose Brian Zuk, a friend of John’s for many years. Brian used to run a hugely popular car channel on YouTube, but it was his MBA and expertise in international business that made him the ideal person to run operations, oversee fulfillment, and forge the pivotal manufacturing partnership to build the BlendJet One.
Then in late 2018, fitness phenom and social media innovator Jen Selter reached out to Ryan and John to tell them how much she loved her BlendJet, and that she wanted to be part of the team. She is now a co-owner of BlendJet and its Global Brand Spokesperson.
That sense of family and connection extends to you, our customers. We thank you for your faith in us and our products, and are honored to tag along with you on all of your adventures.