Founder and CEO of Natalie’s Orchid Island Juices
Marygrace Sexton is the Founder and CEO of Florida-based, clean-label juice company, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juices, producing only the highest quality, authentically fresh juices for the past 30 years. What started as a labor of love for Sexton, is now a thriving, award-winning international business at the forefront of the clean label movement and is ranked as one of the top 6 orange juice brands in the Conventional Channel. Natalie’s is ever-expanding and now delivers over eight million gallons of juice each year.
Over the past eight years, Sexton has built a growing succession team for Natalie’s that has tripled the size of the company. With annual sales in 2019 topping $75 million, the company continues to grow and have a strong brand presence. Natalie’s has been ranked as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc. Magazine three years in a row.
Sexton is a member of the National Women’s Business Council in Washington, D.C. and was awarded the Women in Manufacturing STEP Award, which honors just 130 women each year that have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers in the manufacturing sector. Her business success story was recently profiled in Forbes Magazine. Natalie’s minimal ingredient juices are offered in 32 states and 49 countries around the world.
One of Marygrace’s newest endeavors is her non-profit organization, A-GAP, founded in January 2018. A-GAP is a foundation that encourages people to create freedom from technology so they can experience contemplation & spiritual rejuvenation to improve their wellbeing, personal relationships and professional performance. A-GAP weekend reprieves and private events equip individuals with tools to have healthier technology habits.