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Michael Lippold Founder and CEO of Fresh Realm

March 31, 201681 min
With fifteen years of combined industry experience in capital markets and fresh food production and distribution, Michael R. Lippold is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FreshRealm. An innovator in easy-to-cook meal kits, FreshRealm is the largest marketplace that delivers fresh food and Do-It-Yourself meal kits. With the immense popularity of online recipe sourcing, FreshRealm takes this one step further by offering “shoppable” meal kit recipes designed by food influencers known as Tastemakers. All recipes feature pre-cut, perfectly portioned ingredients delivered directly to consumers’ doorsteps. Prior to founding FreshRealm in January 2013, Lippold was instrumental to the strategy and growth development of Calavo Growers, a preeminent name in the global avocado industry and leader of made-to-order, “just-in-time delivery” of fresh food in the U.S. For over seven years, Lippold served as Director of Strategic Development for Calavo Growers.

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