Vice President of Business Development, Rubicon Bakers
In her role as the head of business development for Rubicon, a Richmond-based social enterprise, Catherine develops and manages relationships with clients including Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Market. She previously served as the Global Project Coordinator for bakery at Whole Foods Market.
Food Scientist, Kagome Inc.
Danielle is a food scientist with a focus on regulatory and thermal processes. She is a nutrition specialist with years of experience in leading food companies including Kagome Inc. and Mattson.
Co-Founder & CEO of Impact HUB Oakland
Before co-founding the award winning co-working space in Oakland she co-founded Yoganics, an organic food business in Los Angeles, where she successfully brought to market the first organic produce section in a major grocery store in the LA area.
Chief Financial Officer, De La Salle High School (retired); Board, John Muir Health (retired)
Most recently managed $20m building development project at De La Salle High School. Served in John Muir board for 9 years and chaired committees on finance and audit.
Senior VP of Business Banking, First Republic Bank (retired); School Board Member, San Ramon Valley Unified School District (retired)
Currently sits on the credit committee for First Republic. Over 40 years experience in banking, including with Bank of America and First Republic.
Co-Owner & President of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream (retired); National President, Boy Scouts of America (retired); Chairman, World Scout Committee (retired)
In 1977 Dreyer’s was exclusively in the San Francisco Bay Area and had annual sales of $6 million. At the time of his retirement, Dreyer’s was the nation’s largest manufacturer and distributor of premium and super-premium ice cream brands with annual revenues that exceeded $2 billion.
Senior Vice President, Main Street Launch
In his role as Senior Vice President, Robert provides business advising and financing strategy advising to entrepreneurs, particularly African American entrepreneurs. He formerly served as COO of AnewAmerica Community Corporation and AnewAmerica CDFI. He has over 35 years experience in the public, private and economic development sectors.