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Mentors

Gordon Food Service’s top leaders, as well as Relish and 1871's network of successful entrepreneurs, experts, and investors support The Food Foundry companies throughout the accelerator program. Our mentors include:

  • Rich Wolowski

    Chief Executive Officer, Gordon Food Service

  • Troy Henikoff

    Managing Director, MATH Venture Partners

  • Mona Maitra

    Director, Silicon Valley Bank

  • Reid Lappin

    Chief Executive Officer, Vokal

  • Alisha Cieslak

    Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Gordon Food Service

  • Betsy Ziegler

    Chief Executive Officer, 1871

  • Mack Tilling

    Chief Innovation Officer, Relish Works

  • Joe Mott

    US Senior Manager of Sales & Customer Marketing, Gordon Food Service

  • Alison Radecki

    Chief Information Officer, Beam-Suntory

  • Mark Eriks

    Chief Supply Chain Officer, Gordon Food Service

  • Luke Saunders

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Farmer's Fridge

  • Jeff Maddox

    Chief Financial Officer, Gordon Food Service

  • Adam Niemur

    Director of Digital Experience, North America, Gordon Food Service

  • Laurie Bauer

    Partner, Latham & Watkins

  • Bob Gillespie

    Serial Entrepreneur

  • Greg Robbins

    Managing Member, Erraza LLC

  • Andy Cohen

    Senior Vice President of Sales, Bill.com

  • Dinsh Guzdar

    President, f'real foods

  • Kyle Welch

    President, Chicago Scoops LLC.

  • Tony Owen

    Managing Partner, Frontera Hospitality Group; and President, DOM Capital Group

  • Tiffany A. Wan

    Executive Director, J.P. Morgan; Blockchain and Payment Specialist

  • Pat Riley

    Chief Executive Officer, GAN

  • Kelly Smallegan-Maas

    Digital Marketing Manager, North America, Gordon Food Service

  • Kenneth D. Cramer

    Partner, Paradigm Counsel LLP

  • Joe Shenton

    Partner, Summit Trail Advisors

  • John Powers

    Director, Donovan Food Brokerage

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