Kristin Groos Richmond
CEO and Co-Founder – Revolution Foods
Kristin Groos Richmond founded Revolution Foods in 2006 with Kirsten Tobey to dramatically increase access to healthy, fresh food in our schools and communities across the nation. Kristin continues to lead the company which now serves over 3 million freshly prepared meals every week to students, youth and families in 30 cities across the country. Revolution Foods is a certified B corporation that aims to drive systems change—from policy and food systems evolution to driving positive student academic and health outcomes, the company is setting the standard for how businesses can build a brighter future for our nation’s youth and families.
Prior to founding Revolution Foods, Kristin’s career spanned from investment banking at Citibank to education reform including co-founding the Kenya Community Center for Learning and serving as Vice President at RISE. She is a board member of Lighthouse Community Charter School and UC Berkeley’s Dean’s Advisory Counsel. Kristin is currently a lecturer at Stanford and UC Berkeley. She was on the White House Council for Community Solutions and is an Aspen Institute Fellow, an Education Pioneers Fellow and an Ashoka Fellow. Kristin was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and, with Kirsten, was co-named Entrepreneur of the Year by NewSchools Venture Fund. She was one of Time Magazines Education Activists, was listed as one of Fortunes 40 under 40, and most recently, was honored as a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur. In addition, Revolution Foods was named by Fast Company as one of the world’s 50 most innovative companies and was listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s “Seven World-Changing Companies to Watch.”
Kristin has a BS from Boston College and an MBA from UC Berkeley. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two sons.