OUR FOUNDERS

 
 

 

Daniel Murphy

Growing up in to an Australian father and European mother, Daniel’s passion for food and coffee developed through his family. In 2004, Daniel moved to Los Angeles where he worked at some of the world’s leading advertising and branding agencies before establishing contemporary men’s clothing label, Lova Design, in 2007. As CEO and co-founder of Black Fox Coffee Co, Daniel is looking forward to further developing, commercializing and communicating the company’s brand and marketing strategy.

 

GARY HARDWICK

Born in London to hospitality entrepreneurs, Gary has been a leader in advertising and marketing for 30 years. In Australia, he worked for several agency networks, before establishing his own: Ikon Communications. In 2010, Gary moved to New York to launch his new agency, Ikon3, alongside local partners. As a serial entrepreneur, Gary takes great joy in helping new, embryonic businesses flourish. Black Fox Coffee Co is of course, no exception. 

 

Kris Wood

Whilst managing a restaurant in 2006, Kris found himself quickly seduced by coffee. This soon turned into a new career and in 2008, Kris moved to Melbourne, a city globally renowned for its roasteries and cafés. Here, he worked for industry leaders St Ali and Proud Mary Coffee in a variety of roles including Head Barista, Head Roaster and Operations Manager. This placed Kris in good stead to establish Clement Coffee Roasters in 2012. A Master Barista with championship experience, Kris is passionate about sharing his coffee knowledge in the USA, whilst continuing to learn and grow in this ever-evolving industry