KRISTIN GROOS RICHMOND
KRISTIN GROOS RICHMOND
Co-Founder & Board Chairwoman
Kristin Groos Richmond is the co-founder and Board Chairwoman of Revolution Foods, a company focused on transforming school and community nutrition by providing healthy, fresh, delicious meals to all. Kristin led the company as CEO from 2006-2021. Revolution Foods is improving the health profiles of school communities who serve students with the least amount of access to healthy choices, where oftentimes school breakfast, lunch and snack are the only reliable meals of the day. The communities served by Revolution Foods are also often battling the highest rates of obesity and related disease. Through serving students the highest quality balanced meals and teaching them to engage in healthier decisions, school partners have reported higher attention levels in class, less disciplinary problems, an increased interest in healthy food, and weight loss amongst their students. Revolution Foods has established key strategic partnerships with healthy food suppliers and local farmers in order to deliver on its promise of all natural, fresh meals for students.
Revolution Foods has served over 800 million meals since inception in 24 states and today works with over 1,000 programs across the nation. These programs include K-12 charter schools, school districts, early education and after school programs, senior feeding, and city housing and homeless programs. Revolution Foods is a Public Benefit Corp (PBC) and has twice been awarded the B Corp “Best For The World” designation in 2019 and 2022. With over 1,000 employees, Revolution Foods has been recognized by Harvard’s Initiative for Competitive Inner Cities (ICIC) as one of the 100 fastest growing inner city job creators in the nation.
Prior to founding Revolution Foods, Kristin’s career spanned from education reform to corporate finance. She began her career on Wall Street as an investment banker at Citigroup. After spending four years in corporate finance, Kristin moved to Nairobi to co-found the Kenya Community Center for Learning (KCCL), one of the first special education schools in East Africa. Kristin also served as a Vice President at RISE, a nonprofit dedicated to recruiting and retaining quality teachers in public schools. Kristin is an Aspen Pahara Fellow, an Education Pioneers Fellow and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She is on the Board of Revolution Foods, Generate Capital, Food for Education in Kenya, and UC Berkeley’s Plant Futures Initiative. She has a BS from Boston College and a MBA from UC Berkeley.