Spotlight Series | Ka-Pop! Co-Founders and Insignia Pitch Slam Winners Dustin & Christina Finkel

Omni Talk’s Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga had the special pleasure of interviewing the 2020 Insignia Pitch Slam Winners, Dustin and Christina Finkel, Co-Founders of the snack brand, Ka-Pop! as part of their ongoing Spotlight Series.

Dustin and Christina share some vital lessons for young brands in this episode, from prepping an Amazon presence and e-commerce site in under 3 weeks for a Shark Tank pitch to how to get the most out of sampling and gathering consumer intel on a budget. Congrats to Ka-Pop! snacks on the Insignia Pitch Slam win, and thanks to Insignia for their support of Omni Talk.

Also, Omni Talk fans can get a discount on Ka-Pop! Snacks by going to and entering code OMNITALK.

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Be careful out there.

– Chris and the Omni Talk team

Chris Walton is an accomplished Senior Executive with nearly 20 years of success within the retail and retail technology industries. He is well-versed in merchandising, store operations, inventory management, product design, forecasting, e-commerce, pricing and promotions, and tech product development.

Chris was most recently a Vice President with Target, where he led the retailer’s Store of the Future project and also ran the Target’s home furnishing division for e-commerce. He previously worked for GAP, Inc., as a Distribution Analyst and Manager.

Chris holds a BA in Economics and History from Stanford University, and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

He likes to dress as Darth Vader for Halloween, and his wife also frequently asks him to ask Alexa, "to turn off the music."

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