People Are at the Heart
of Everything We Do
Our purpose at Intertek Alchemy is to help build a safer, more sustainable world. Our guiding principle to help achieve this mission is “people make the difference.” Because at work, at home, and in the community, it’s literally people that make the difference in everything we do.
That’s why we are laser-focused on developing solutions and services that ensure every frontline worker feels valued and has opportunity for growth. We’re proud to be on this journey with thousands of clients who share our passion, enriching the lives of millions of workers.
We bring our vision to life by providing training and development solutions that companies can leverage to improve safety and culture in their workplaces. We create the highest quality adult learning and training content. We develop and deploy innovative learning technologies that engage and empower employees to perform at their best. And we consult with companies, guiding a philosophy of continuous improvement.
Who We Are
Of course, just like your people are your most valuable asset, our people are ours! Intertek Alchemy is a collection of content creators, adult learning experts, engineers, designers, data scientists, developers, and more. We are connected by our passion that what we do is making a difference in the world. Whatever our individual day jobs entail, the sum of our parts keeps food and products safe for everyone, while creating opportunities for and improving the lives of frontline workers.
Darrin brings to Intertek Alchemy a combination of business management and international HR leadership. His 20+ years of international leadership experience spans a diverse spectrum of industries with a focus on cultural transformation, organizational effectiveness, human capital development, corporate integrations, and restructuring. Darrin has been working in a leadership position with Intertek for more than 12 years, helping companies shape cultures and practices that drive results and build long-standing employee relationships.
Darrin specializes in shaping long-range visions and aligning organizations to create value-centric cultures. He’s served as a catalyst and change agent with a successful track record of repositioning organizations as best-in-class industry leaders.
Darrin grew up in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada area and received his Bachelor’s from the University of Toronto and completed his post graduate studies at Humber College. When spending time away from work, Darrin enjoys spending time at the lake with his family and two dogs.
As an early member of the Alchemy team, Erin has at one time or another managed Alchemy’s marketing, customer support, operations, and training activities. As VP of Customer Operations, Erin serves on Alchemy’s executive team and is responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction throughout the customer life cycle. Previously, Erin worked for over 10 years at Sachem, Inc., an Austin-based manufacturer of specialty chemicals. Erin holds a B.S. in Nutrition from the University of Texas.
Susan Blakely joined Intertek Alchemy in 2022 as the VP of Product. She has over 25 years' experience in product strategy, engineering, and user experience for mid-market and enterprise SaaS products. Prior to Alchemy, Susan held senior leadership positions in technology used by nonprofits, corporations, and associations. Susan is skilled in translating market needs and technical requirements into business strategies and has a passion for talking to customers to build products that make their jobs easier. Away from work, she enjoys time with her family and kayaking and camping at parks throughout Texas.
Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the food industry, specializing in food safety, quality assurance, and plant management. Prior to Alchemy, Jeff was the founder and President of Chilton Consulting Group for 18 years, helping clients achieve and sustain GFSI certification under the SQF, BRC, and FSSC 22000 standards along with USDA and FDA Regulatory Compliance services for HACCP and Food Safety Plan. Jeff is a certified SQF Auditor, SQF Consultant, Preventive Control for Human Food Lead Instructor, and International HACCP Alliance Lead Instructor. Prior to starting Chilton Consulting Group, Jeff was a Plant Manager at two large food processing companies and a Director of Quality Assurance. Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management from Tampa College, Tampa FL.
Laura joins Alchemy with over 25 years of experience implementing food safety and quality control programs for processing, packaging, food service, and retail operations. She has worked with global retailers and manufacturers in the implementation of their GFSI certification programs. Prior to Alchemy, Laura managed Silliker’s South Region food testing laboratories, implemented ISO 17025 requirements, conducted GMP and HACCP audits, and trained food safety auditors. Her hands-on experience in testing food products has assisted food companies in the successful implementation of good manufacturing practices (GMP), quality assurance, and HACCP programs. Laura is a graduate of University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology.
For over 14 years, Robyn has been Alchemy’s brand ambassador, focused on growing awareness and adoption of our solutions and services across the globe. Her efforts contribute to over 40% of sales and are key to ensuring a 95% client retention rate. Before her life as an Alchemist, Robyn held marketing positions in other global technology and retail organizations. She has both a BBA and MBA in Marketing from Texas State University.
Aaron Rapoport has dedicated his entire career to tech and SaaS companies. Aaron joined Intertek Alchemy in late 2020 as Senior Director of Finance but was quickly promoted to his current role as VP of Finance. He holds an active CPA license, and his core strengths include financial strategy, operations, assessment of growth opportunities, governance, and risk management. Aaron earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Florida State University. When he’s not crunching numbers at Intertek Alchemy, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and outdoor activities.