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.
Rich Grousset is a sustainability expert and social entrepreneur committed to creating and supporting innovative products, services, and strategies that enable consumers and businesses to shift from single-use food service products to reusable alternatives. Having previously launched several reusable-to-go container programs in university and workplace cafeterias, Rich is now tailoring his extensive research findings and hands-on expertise to building Re:Dish’s pipeline. Rich earned an MBA and MS in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan, an MA in Survey Research Methods from the University of Connecticut, a BS in Communication Theory from Cornell University, and is certified by GBCI as a TRUE Zero Waste Business Associate.
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 the implementation of an easy-to-participate process, Nathalie brings relevant insights to the team. Her marketing experience includes work with Google, Microsoft, Netflix, and Stanford. 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.
Francesca Olivieri is an accomplished content creator, skilled people manager and passionate about the environment. She spent her early career writing children’s books for Jim Henson Productions, later creating digital content for The Voyager Company and Time Warner Electronic Publishing. As part of the Consumer Division at IBM, she helped create the award-winning BrainQuest and Crayola software. Branching out on her own, Francesca founded Sage Baby, an eco-friendly baby store, and became a successful environmental blogger for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine, Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Daily Candy Kids and more. Currently Francesca is a member of Golden Seeds and was formerly a board member of Scenic Hudson and the New York Council at the NRDC.
Nicole Grossberg is a Content Creator, Sustainability Advocate, and Zero Waste Practitioner. She has a BS in Marketing from SUNY Albany and a MS from Long Island University. She spent seven years working in Account Management at various advertising agencies in NYC, with clients such as The Gap, Weight Watchers, Pure Barre, and Breville. After, Nicole shifted her focus to working with sustainability-focused clients so she can fulfill her passion for fighting climate change. She is thrilled to be an integral part of the Re:Dish team and help transition companies from single-use to reusables.
A high-volume restaurant operator with a focus on hospitality, Chris Ribando’s tech-savvy business acumen coupled with his innovative operational and interpersonal skills make him an invaluable asset to the Re:Dish team. As a general manager for Shake Shack Enterprises, Chris developed partnerships, directed daily operations, and facilitated inventory control and accounting processes for various Shake Shack locations. After attending the State University of New York College at Brockport, Chris spent 15 years cultivating his technical roots as a recording engineer and producer.
Hallie Lerner is a young professional who is passionate about operations and sustainability. She recently graduated from Babson College with a BS in Business with concentrations in environmental sustainability and retail supply chain management. Hallie is excited by the opportunity to be part of a company that is at the intersection of corporate and environmental needs alike. She is looking forward to leveraging her education into action and driving impactful change.
Matt serves as the CEO of BetterLesson, a K-12 focused digital provider of professional learning solutions for school and districts based in Boston, MA. Prior to his time with LearnZillion, Matt led strategic M&A activity for iHeartMedia, Inc. as the Director of Liquidity and Corporate Development. Matt has worked in leveraged finance, technology growth investments and has also served in FP&A, capital management, and strategic FP&A roles for Rackspace, Inc. and the TJX Companies. Matt has a B.A. from Yale.
Toby Marlow is a digital product designer with expertise in building, managing, and mentoring UX design teams. Toby brings to Re:Dish a skillset that includes both creative vision and technical knowledge, seamlessly balancing the two worlds for optimal impact and exposure. Along with Re:Dish, Toby has worked with NBCUniversal, Unilever, Rolex, L’Oreal and EA Sports. He holds a BA of Visual Communication from Sydney University in his homeland, Australia.
A serial entrepreneur in the hospitality market, Phil opened his
first restaurant in 1994 and later founded a notable restaurant design firm in Brooklyn, helping to create over 150 new spaces. Balancing sustainability with quality and ingenuity, Phil brings great resources and expertise to bear on Re:Dish. Phil attended Cerritos College, and holds multiple certificates and licenses.
As founder of Circudyne, an advisory practice that focuses on the human side of the Circular Economy, Christian Rishel‘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.