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We stand for #FreshForAll

Every time, Everywhere ... For Everyone

We stand for #FreshForAll

Every time, Everywhere...
For Everyone

We’re a team on a mission

At Chowbotics, we’re using advanced robotics to make fresh, nutritious food easy. No meal prep, no crazy lunch bills, no hassle. Just real, delicious food personalized at the touch of a button: every time, everywhere, for everyone. It’s everything we proudly believe that Sally is capable of delivering and it motivates the decisions we make as we work together towards one mission. We call it, #FreshForAll. And we see it happening with each bowl served.

Rick Wilmer

CEO


Rick brings over 30 years of industry experience and a proven track record of leadership to his role as CEO. He started his career in the hard disk drive industry, taking sophisticated electromechanical…Rick brings over 30 years of industry experience and a proven track record of leadership to his role as CEO. He started his career in the hard disk drive industry, taking sophisticated electromechanical products to high volume production as VP of Engineering and VP of Operations. Later, he was part of the management team at Aruba Networks as it conducted its IPO. Rick then joined Pliant as CEO and led it to an acquisition by SanDisk for $327M. Recently, he was the CEO of Mojo Networks, which he led to a successful acquisition by Arista Networks. He received a BS from the University of California, Berkeley.

Fred Harried

VP, SUPPLY CHAIN & MANUFACTURING


Fred has over 30 years of experience in Supply Chain and Manufacturing. He started his career in taking sophisticated electromechanical products to high volume production as Director of Material …Fred has over 30 years of experience in Supply Chain and Manufacturing. He started his career by taking sophisticated electromechanical products to high volume production as Director of Material / Manufacturing. Later, he was part of the Ruckus Wireless leadership team as Chief Procurement Officer and VP of Operations as it conducted its IPO. After Ruckus Wireless' acquisition by CommScope he accepted a position with CommScope as Senior VP of Business Operations.

Mara Behrens

VP, DESIGN & MARKETING


A creative leader with 15+ years of experience designing visual systems, Mara most recently led the creative team for one of the largest business-focused lunch delivery services, EAT Club. Responsible for …A creative leader with 15+ years of experience designing visual systems, Mara most recently led the creative team for one of the largest business-focused lunch delivery services, EAT Club. Responsible for meeting all creative needs for EAT Club, she oversaw marketing, branding, and creative services. Previously, she co-founded the venture-backed luxury fashion e-commerce company, ModeWalk.

Dr. Hamid Sani

VP, SOFTWARE


Former co-founder of Bistrobot, a sandwich robotics company, Hamid brings unique qualifications to Chowbotics as the Vice President, Software. Prior to Chowbotics …Former co-founder of Bistrobot, a sandwich robotics company, Hamid brings unique qualifications to Chowbotics as the Vice President, Software. Prior to Chowbotics, he held several enginerring roles at Verb Surgical and Wasatch Autonomy. Hamid holds a Master’s and Ph.D in Robotics from University of Utah.

Chef Kang Kuan

VP, CULINARY


A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Kang spent his early career at the French Laundry in Napa, where he rose to become a sous chef. Following that, he joined the Morimoto Napa as its Executive …A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Kang spent his early career at the French Laundry in Napa, where he rose to become a sous chef. Following that, he joined the Morimoto Napa as its Executive Chef. He then went to Tyson Foods as its Executive Research Chef. Chef Kang has a MS in Food Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his three sons, woodworking, tinkering with machines, and doing everything and anything to do with food.

Dr. Kaustubh Phanse

GM, CHOWBOTICS INDIA


Kaustubh brings a combined experience of 17+ years in academia and industry. At Chowbotics, Kaustubh established and heads its India development center. Prior to that Kaustubh held several leadership …Kaustubh brings a combined experience of 17+ years in academia and industry. At Chowbotics, Kaustubh established and heads its India development center. Prior to that Kaustubh held several leadership positions in product management, design, and innovation at Arista Networks and Mojo Networks (formerly AirTight Networks). He started his career in academia as Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at Lulea University of Technology and Uppsala University, respectively, both in Sweden. Kaustubh received his BE in Electornics & Telecommunication from University of Mumbai, and MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Nolan Schachter

VP, CUSTOMER SUCCESS


Nolan has been working in sales and marketing of food robotics since 2015. He started his career in marketing at the headquarters of Canada’s largest pharmacy retailer and went onto leading …Nolan has been working in sales and marketing of food robotics since 2015. He started his career in marketing at the headquarters of Canada’s largest pharmacy retailer and went onto leading the digital marking efforts for a large natural health CPG brand. In 2015 Nolan went onto join a Y-Combinator company, teaBOT, as the Sales and Marketing Director where he led business development and branding. He sometimes binges on salads while at demos, eating 3-4 in one day!

Brooke Bains

VP, WORLDWIDE SALES


Brooke has over 17 years in sales and go-to-market operations experience and has developed and led sales, channel, account management, and customer success …Brooke has over 17 years in sales and go-to-market operations experience and has developed and led sales, channel, account management, and customer success organizations. She is passionate about the customer experience and believes that this is where the journey to valuable partnerships begins. While a strategist at heart, what separates Brooke is her ability to execute strategy through process, a thriving sales culture, and systems-thinking principles that support predictable growth and customer-centered outcomes. Most recently, Brooke consulted with several technology companies, as an interim VP of Sales and CRO. Brooke holds a BBA in finance from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Deepak Sekar

BOARD MEMBER


Founder of Chowbotics

Rich Page

BOARD MEMBER


Apple Fellow, co-Founder NeXT Computer

David Cohen

BOARD MEMBER


Founder and co-CEO of Techstars

Rick Wilmer

BOARD MEMBER


CEO of Chowbotics

Cosme Fagundo

BOARD MEMBER


Owner of 15 McDonald’s restaurants and President at Sand Hill Angels

“These are the most fun robots I’ve seen around, and you get to eat the result! How cool is that? Fantastic team and incredible mission!”


DAVID COHEN
FOUNDER AND CO-CEO OF TECHSTARS

“We at Foundry Group are super excited about Chowbotics. We think Deepak and team are creating an incredible food producing platform.”


JASON MENDELSON
CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER OF FOUNDRY GROUP AND CHOWBOTICS BOARD MEMBER

“We at Foundry Group are super excited about Chowbotics. We think Deepak and team are creating an incredible food producing platform.”


JASON MENDELSON
CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER OF FOUNDRY
GROUP AND CHOWBOTICS BOARD MEMBER

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