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Meet Re:Dish

At Re:Dish, we are driven by a singular mission: to enable a healthier planet through reuse.

Founded on the principles of environmental stewardship, simplicity and sustainability, we challenge the conventional take-makes-waste model, offering comprehensive reuse solutions at scale.

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Our Story

Re:Dish sprang to life amidst the urgent call to tackle the waste crisis and climate change. We noticed a budding interest in reuse, yet a glaring gap in the infrastructure needed to power enterprise-level solutions. So, we rolled up our sleeves and built what was missing: a robust, expert-driven warewashing service with the aim to make reuse an accessible and impactful part of daily routines.

 

At Re:Dish, we're a team united by our dedication to a healthier, reusable future. Our leaders and advisors, each passionate about sustainability, bring unique strengths to our mission. Together, we're forging a path towards a world where reuse is not just an option, but a standard.

Management Team

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CAROLINE VANDERLIP

Founder and CEO

Caroline Vanderlip puts her passions and creativity into building businesses like Re:Dish, and is excited to be able to tell its huge environmental impact story. A successful entrepreneur, Caroline has launched businesses within parent companies (CNBC, AT&T Personal Online Services), as well as independent entities like the publishing technology company, SharedBook. Armed with a BA from Vassar and an MBA from NYU, Caroline is a life-long learner, now focused on sustainability and the huge impact that Re:Dish can have as it supports a shift from a linear to a circular economy.

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CAMERON BARWICK

Chief of Staff

Cameron Barwick is the former Director of Baseball Economics at MLB’s Office of the Commissioner, where he oversaw player contracts, team payrolls, and other Collective Bargaining Agreement-related matters. He was with the league through both the 2017-21 and 2022-26 CBA negotiations and advised on all economic components of both deals. Cameron majored in Finance and Information Systems at Boston College.

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RYAN HEADLEY

Operations

Ryan Headley brings over a decade of strategic operations experience to the Re:Dish team, working with companies such as Happytree Maple Water, Inteleco Group and Shutterfly. Most recently, Ryan spent 5 years at HelloFresh, streamlining processes, improving efficiency, and ensuring customer satisfaction through timely deliveries. With effective leadership, strong interpersonal skills, and sharp analytical thinking, Ryan plays a crucial role in elevating Re:Dish’s operations and supporting our growth ambitions. Ryan received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont.

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TOM MCCARTHY

Innovation & Facilities

Tom McCarthy is a senior food industry executive with a long career in operations, manufacturing management, and product development. Tom served as Vice President of Operations at Nonni's Foods for 20 years, then went on to become Director of Food Service Operations at TruFoods. Most recently, he has served as Chief Executive Officer at Allied Blending and Chief Operating Officer at Aladdin Bakers Inc. Tom holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Limerick, Ireland.

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FRANCESCA OLIVIERI

Client Services

Francesca Olivieri is an accomplished content creator and skilled people manager. Her career started at Jim Henson productions writing children’s books, then at The Voyager Company, Time Warner Electronic Publishing and IBM. Later, Francesca founded Sage Baby, an eco-friendly baby store, and was an environmental blogger for Huffington Post, Elephant Journal and more. She was a board member of Scenic Hudson and the New York Council at the NRDC and is currently a Golden Seeds member.

Facility Leads

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PJ WILLIAMS 

NYC Operations

PJ Williams joins Re:Dish with a distinct talent for data-driven optimization that leads to enhanced business outcomes. During his tenure as General Manager at Dos Toros Taqueria and Operations Manager at Fridge No More, PJ cultivated a deep understanding of inventory management and operational efficiency. Most recently, at Getir, PJ was responsible for launching and managing 19 NYC locations, demonstrating his strong leadership and capacity for scaling operations efficiently. PJ’s adeptness in driving performance and efficiency plays an essential role in ensuring operational excellence of our flagship NYC warewashing facility.

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YESSENIA MATAMOROS 

Philadelphia Operations

With a keen eye for detail and a passion for efficiency, Yessenia Matamoros spearheads the Operations in our Philadelphia branch. Prior to Re:Dish, she’s held positions at FedEx and Shake Shack, building her operational and management skills. Yessenia excels in creating impactful, cost-effective solutions, ensuring that our operations not only run smoothly but also align with our commitment to sustainability. Yessenia holds a BS from the Art Institute of York-Pennsylvania.

Re:Dish Advisors

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CHRISTIAN RISHEL

As founder of Circudyne, an advisory practice that focuses on the human side of the Circular Economy, Christian's vision for a greener future mirrors that of Re:Dish. Christian applies his past marketing, strategy, and finance experience with companies such as Google, McKinsey, Airbus, and JetBlue, to helping firms prosper within sustainable parameters. Christian has degrees from Colgate, Georgetown, and Duke and has recently completed the Circular Economy Masterclass at the University of Exeter.

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KARA LAMPARELLI

Kara is a Managing Partner at Stellar Search, an executive search and HR consultancy. Her firm partners with CEOs/leadership teams to help companies become employers of choice. Her goal is to build positive, productive cultures supported by balanced people policies that attract and retain stellar talent. Prior, Kara held roles in financial services, high tech and luxury retail. Kara has a B.S. from the Boston College Carroll School of Management.

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STEPHANIE STAHL

As a leader in ESG and co-founder of circular, B Corp certified wellness brand Ace of Air, Stephanie Stahl’s passion for finding scalable solutions for a healthy planet is at the heart of Re:Dish’s vision. Stephanie brings her extensive branding, marketing and strategy experience with Coach, Revlon, Tracy Anderson and The Boston Consulting Group to help new ventures become successful, eco-leading brands and businesses. Stephanie has a B.A. in quantitative economics from Stanford, and an M.B.A., with distinction, from Harvard Business School.

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JOE THIBERT

​Joe was Founder and CEO of Cafco Development, Inc., an award-winning restaurant development company, and has also served as President of TriMark United East, and EVP of TriMark USA, New England's and the nation’s largest restaurant equipment and supply company respectively. A Babson College graduate, Joe is passionate about entrepreneurship, leadership, and sustainable/regenerative agriculture.

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MATTHEW KENNARD

Matt serves as the CEO of BetterLesson, a professional learning solution for K-12 educators.  Prior, he was CFO for LearnZillion and led strategic M&A activity for iHeartMedia, Inc.. Matt has deep experience in finance, strategy, and technology, having started his career with Banc of America Securities, focused on leveraged finance, before joining Investcorp Technology partners, where he focused on technology growth investments.  Matt has a B.A. from Yale.

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TOMMY CHANG

​Dr. Tommy Chang is an education leader who brings his expertise to school districts and educational organizations across the country through his own consulting practice. Dr. Chang has served many roles in public education. He was the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools and a local instructional superintendent of the Intensive Support & Innovation Center at the Los Angeles Unified School District.  He is a former biology teacher and high school principal.

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STEVEN BERKENFELD

Steven Berkenfeld is the founder and principal of Ecotopia Consulting LLC, serves as Chief Strategy Officer of Brightcore Energy, and is an advisory board member to many companies with innovative climate solutions. Prior to his retirement, Steven was a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Barclays after a 21-year career at Lehman Brothers. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.S. from Cornell University.

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