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Thursday, September 28 | 10-11 am ET

Establishing a resilient and sustainable supply chain is challenging for any company, much more so for a mission-driven, environmentally-focused organization.

Murphy's Naturals prides itself on being a member of the 1% for the Planet organization and a certified B Corp, but those distinctions require careful consideration of every resource used to manufacture and distribute its award-winning mosquito repellent products.

In this session, Founder and CEO Philip Freeman will sit down with Emil Capital Partners' Director Melissa Dolan to discuss how Murphy's got its start and why its mission of 'Doing Others Good' has been central to establishing and growing its supply chain.

In addition to discussing the challenges of maintaining a sustainable and resilient supply chain in a post-COVID world, Philip will share with Melissa:

  • How Murphy's has built out its supply chain and manufacturing facility
  • The criteria Murphy's uses in establishing key vendor partnerships
  • The role of corporate giveback programs
  • How Murphy's has leveraged ongoing innovation to tackle common problems across the CPG industry
  • How Murphy's has effectively garnered employee support for its sustainability goals and maintained low turnover
  • How a consumer goods brand can honestly evaluate and address its role in carbon emissions
  • Why financial returns must complement a corporation's mission and values


  • Melissa Dolan (Director of Emil Capital Partners)

    Melissa Dolan

    Director of Emil Capital Partners


    Melissa Dolan is a Director at Emil Capital Partners. Prior to joining Emil Capital in 2020, Melissa spent five years in brand management at General Mills and Danone. She started her career in finance with roles at Ares Management in the Private Debt group and Wells Fargo Securities on the Leveraged Finance team. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington & Lee University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Outside of work she enjoys anything in the mountains. Additionally, her passion for the food and beverage industry extends to a love of craft beer, good wine, and new restaurants.

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  • Philip Freeman (Founder/CEO of Murphy's Naturals)

    Philip Freeman

    Founder/CEO of Murphy's Naturals


    Philip Freeman is the founder and CEO of Murphy’s Naturals, an outdoor lifestyle company specializing in plant-based mosquito repellents. Prior to launching Murphy’s Naturals, Philip served as a Deep Sea Diving Officer in the US Navy for eight years. Following his military service, Philip spent 23 years in packaging sales at International Paper. In 2013, he launched the outdoor natural products company Murphy’s Naturals. Committed to inspiring good and giving back, Murphy’s Naturals became a Certified B-Corporation in 2017. Philip is also the founder of The Loading Dock, a collaborative coworking and co-warehousing company for small businesses. Philip lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife, Pam. Murphy’s Naturals is named for the Freemans’ outdoors-loving dog, Murphy.

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