Green Park Holdings was founded in 2015 with the mission to create products that were better than the average food and snack offerings already available. Their first brand, HIPPEAS, arrived in April of 2016 with a range of chickpea puffs, made entirely from organic ingredients, is gluten-free, vegan and kosher. The company uses only non-GMO ingredients. The brand has garnered additional interest with the announcement of an equity investment in the company by actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
DiCaprio is as well-known for his activism as he is for his acting roles. He has consistently spoken out on matters regarding environmental protection and climate change and invested in other companies offering sustainable products. He was reportedly drawn to Green Park Holdings due to their shared beliefs of a healthier, more conscientious food supply.
The company was the brainchild of Italian entrepreneur Livio Bisterzio. A graduate of the University of the Arts in London where he received a degree in Business and Management in Fashion, Bisterzio began his entrepreneurial career with an events business he founded shortly after graduation. He remained in London for several years and followed his successful start with other successes. He took part in private endeavors with his own development of personal care and hospitality products and worked with another corporation to develop high-end skin care products for men.
Livio Bizterzo was nominated by the Evening Standard as one of the 1000 most influential people in London and his businesses have also received numerous accolades from others in the business industry. Bizterzo is currently married and has three children. The family lives in Los Angeles, where he developed Green Park Holdings and currently works as the CEO. His HIPPEAS brand is not only healthy but socially conscious as well. The company is currently donating a portion of all their sales to an organization known as Farm Africa that provides support to farmers in eastern Africa.