BIO:

Neil Grimmer is Co-Founder and CEO of Plum, PBC, the #1 organic baby food brand in the U.S. and leading organic kids nutrition company. Neil and Plum’s commitment to the best tasting organic nutrition expands far beyond store shelves: under his leadership, Plum became one of the first companies to reincorporate as a Public Benefit Corporation in Delaware in July 2013, reinforcing its mission to combat child hunger and conduct business responsibly. Neil also launched Plum’s social impact program The Full Effect™, dedicated to nourishing little ones in need across America.

Widely recognized as an industry game-changer, Neil has received prestigious awards including “Entrepreneur of the Year” for Ernst & Young Northern California 2013 as well as “Most Admired CEO” in 2012 by the San Francisco Business Times and Bloomberg Businessweek’s Top 5 “America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs” in 2011. Neil has also headlined prominent industry events such as Natural Products Expo, FUSE Brand Strategy & Design and Slow Food San Francisco to discuss Plum’s status as a B Corp, social impact initiatives, award-winning innovation and how Plum infuses design-thinking into business strategy.

Neil holds a BFA in Conceptual Art from California College of the Arts and a MA in Product Design from Stanford. When he’s not dreaming up game-changing ideas, you can find him building tree houses and making super smoothies with his two little girls and wife, Tana.