Meet the Team
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.
Adam Milligan spent his early career at technology companies large and small, including Microsoft and AOL/Time Warner. He became the first Director of Technology at Pivotal Labs, and built the mobile development practice there. After Pivotal was acquired, Adam founded Groundwork Software, a software development consultancy with a focus on onboarding and mentoring new software developers. Adam is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
Rich Grousset is a sustainability expert and social entrepreneur committed to helping businesses to shift from single-use food service products to reusable alternatives. Rich previously launched several reusable-to-go container programs in university and workplace cafeterias. Rich earned an MBA and MS in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan, an MA in Survey Research Methods from UConn, a BS in Communication Theory from Cornell University, and is a GBCI certified TRUE Zero Waste Business Associate.
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.
Mike is a 16-year veteran of the Workplace Solutions and Facilities Management Outsourcing industries, holding business development and operational leadership positions. Throughout his career, Mike has been responsible for driving new business, ensuring the retention, growth, and financial performance of a national portfolio of clients, as well as building sustainable solutions and platforms for Corporate Food Service and Facilities Operations. Mike is an accredited LEED Green Associate and a graduate of Pace University.
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 and Time Warner Electronic Publishing. At IBM, she helped create the award-winning BrainQuest and Crayola software. Later, Francesca founded Sage Baby, an eco-friendly baby store, and an environmental blogger for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine, 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.
Nathalie Cicurel is a seasoned strategist who helps companies harness opportunities for growth while defining and expressing their brand in meaningful ways. With expertise in driving large-scale change through easy-to-participate processes, Nathalie brings relevant insights to the team. Her marketing experience includes work with Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Stanford and more. Having studied psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, Nathalie is excited to apply a human-centered approach to making a positive environmental impact with Re:Dish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.