Patrick Bultema is an experienced venture-backed executive, widely recognized as a company and industry maker. He has served as CFO, Founder and Executive Chairman of numerous companies. Bultema was most recently Executive Director of Innovation at Colorado College. Today, Patrick is Chairman, CEO and co-founder of FoodMaven, an investor backed startup innovating the wholesale food system. Patrick grew up on a family farm, where he and his family continues to grow food. So it’s painful for him to know that 40% of the what farmers produce ends up in a landfill, a personal motivation for the work he is doing with FoodMaven. With a BA from Cal State University Chico, and a Master’s from Princeton, he values a stewardship approach to our planet and its inhabitants.