In this episode, Sanjeev Krishnan and Walter Robb take a moment to reflect on Walter’s many decades of experience as a grocer, his deep expertise in both the food industry and corporate leadership, including notable lessons learned and questions every CEO needs be asking around corporate responsibility. This episode dives into the current state of play of the food and agriculture; we discuss opportunities for disruption and how indoor agriculture and controlled environment agriculture fit into a future food system designed to meet consumer needs.
Executive in Residence
Walter is an investor, mentor and advisor to the next generation of American food companies. Robb has dedicated his career to bringing healthier, more sustainable food to more people, and trying to bring purpose and values to business. In his role as Executive in Residence at S2G, he collaborates and works directly alongside entrepreneurs and leadership teams on growth and go-to-market strategy, business development, and building strong culture across their respective businesses. As former co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, Robb has a long and varied entrepreneurial history, ranging from natural food retailer to farmer to consultant. Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991 and in 2010 was named co-CEO along with John Mackey, at which time he joined the Whole Foods Market Board of Directors. In 2017, Robb transitioned his leadership focus to mentoring and supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs through the creation of Stonewall Robb Advisors. Robb also serves on the Board of Directors for Union Square Hospitality Group, The Container Store, FoodID, Hungry, Aphria, and Apeel Sciences.