FoodMaven was founded with a simple mission: to recapture the 40% of US food that is lost each year. That’s $200 billion and over 130 billion pounds of perfectly good food: lost to inefficiency.
FoodMaven captures this high-quality local and oversupplied food–lost food–from trusted manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and local producers. Using our innovative online marketplace, restaurants and institutional kitchens get the same or higher quality products for about half the regular price. Simply put, FoodMaven rescues revenue for suppliers, and boosts profits for buyers.
Moreover, buyers and sellers using FoodMaven make a positive social and environmental impact. Unsold food is donated to hunger relief organizations, and FoodMaven operates on a zero-landfill policy.
Currently serving the Front Range metro areas of Colorado, FoodMaven will deploy nationally in 2018. With an efficient online marketplace, big data optimization technology, and an agile logistics model, FoodMaven is good for profits, good for people, and good for the planet.
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.
Co-Founder, VP of Product & Social Impact
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.
Chief of All Things Tech
DeLollis has been a senior technology executive 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 and spent time 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.
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.
Director of Supply
Bultema Hans brings a background in international business and government to FoodMaven. He leads Supply Operations, where he works with suppliers ranging from local growers and ranchers, to processors and manufacturers, all the way down to some of the largest food retailers in the country. Bultema has a BA from CU Boulder and a Master’s from the George Washington University. He is an avid gardener and is a firm believer that food is medicine after he used diet to cure chronic illness.
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.
Director of Product
Castrillo is a technical product leader with a proven talent for delivering meaningful results, exemplified by her most recent role in helping grow Datalogix to 6x revenue, 35x price per share, 92% internal rate of return, and a $1.2B sale to Oracle. She has experience in distribution and logistics and the digital advertising industry, as well as a strong foundation in all facets of the software development life cycle and associated methodologies. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Oklahoma with a double major in International Business and Management Information Systems.
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.
Advisor- 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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FoodMaven is hiring!
Want to join an awesome startup with a big mission? FoodMaven is hiring for multiple positions in Colorado Springs and Denver.