WHAT WE'RE ABOUT

 

Seems obvious, but we think throwing away perfectly good food is NOT smart. 

We recognize the $5 trillion dollar U.S. food system is largely managed with clipboards. And we know pretty much everyone is making razor thin margins. So we're making a difference for all involved by innovating and re-valuing imperfect and oversupplied food.

Clever food distributors and local producers make money from oversupply with FoodMaven. Smart restaurants and food service businesses save money on great food. And when we can't sell the oversupply, there is more than enough food to feed the hungry, and find more environmentally and economically enlightened answers than landfills. That's our passion. That's our vision. 

Good for business. Good for the hungry. Good for the environment.

FoodMaven is the clever answer for turning this multi-hundred billion dollar swatch of the food system into a "found-money" arbitrage opportunity. FoodMaven is the online B2B marketplace for surplus food from the grocery industry that otherwise ends up in landfills. 

Revenue rescue for sellers. Discounts with convenience for buyers. 


OUR TEAM

Patrick Bultema

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO

Bultema is an experienced venture-backed executive, widely recognized as a company and industry maker. He has served as CEO, Founder and Exec Chairman of numerous companies. He has served boards of scores of startups, as well as worked in venture capital firms. His family still runs the farm he grew up on, so it pains him to know so much food is thrown away that they worked so hard to produce. With a Master of Divinity from Princeton, he values a stewardship approach to our planet and its inhabitants. 

 

Dan Lewis

Co-Founder, President & Chief Innovator

As a student at Colorado College, Lewis helped organize a food rescue organization. Upon graduation, he served as its full-time Executive Director, donating hundreds of thousands of pounds of food to charities. This gave Lewis on-the-ground insights and experience with the surplus food issue and grocery operations. But he also realized focusing on the economic opportunity was the path to real impact. As a fairly recent graduate from Colorado College, Dan heads up innovation, new initiatives and R&D at FoodMaven.

 
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Tony DeLollis

Chief of All Things Tech

DeLollis has been a senior technology exec. with a wide range of companies. Currently CTO of RO Innovations, DeLollis began with Trilogy, BMC, USA.Net, FrontRange, and others. DeLollis was an Air Force missile defense officer, including time spent with launch keys around his neck babysitting nuclear missiles. So, he gets "mission critical." He has a BA and MS(ABT) in Computer Science from Texas State.

 
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Megan Cornish

Vice President Government & Industry Affairs

Cornish provides leadership through the tangle of regulations, policies, and industry affairs that characterize the food ecosystem. She has years of lobby and legislative experience in Washington, D.C., serving in two congressional offices and on a number of campaigns. She has a Masters in Food Policy from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor's in Political Science from Colorado College. 

 

 

Bryce Luken

Vice President Finance

Luken is the modeling, administration, and finance guy at FoodMaven. He currently heads up and teaches entrepreneurship in the Innovation program at the U.S. Air Force Academy. As an Air Force officer, he was responsible for logistics and procurement for extremely complex space systems. Luken has a BS from USAFA, where he played collegiate football. He also has an MS from Florida Tech in Information Systems, and an MBA in entrepreneurial finance from UCLA. 

 

 

Dan Johnson

Econometrics & Analytics

Johnson is an expert in the economics of innovation and econometric modeling. He provides FoodMaven the algorithms and models for optimizing everything from pricing to route optimization. Johnson is the Schlessman Professor of Economics at Colorado College, with a BS from the University of Ottawa, MS from the London School of Economics, and PhD from Yale.

 

 
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Andy McGuire

Vice President Sales & Marketing

McGuire has a background in developing go-to-market strategy, growing revenue, and building/enabling teams for tactical success. He brings to the table two decades of experience in sales, marketing, client engagement, professional services, and business operations across a diverse set of market segments. A customer advocate, versatile problem solver and relationship builder with a unique mix of technical and business skills, Andy spearheads early stage sales teams that deliver results. 


JOIN THE TEAM

FoodMaven is hiring!

Want to join an awesome startup with a big mission? FoodMaven is hiring for multiple positions in Colorado Springs and Denver to begin in fall and winter of 2016.