David is an advisor to Greenhouse MN.
David is a 25+ year veteran of the food industry, with progressive roles in sales, marketing and general management at Hormel Foods and Johnsonville Sausage. In partnership with Wind Point Partners, David acquired Ryt-Way Industries of Lakeville, MN. As CEO he grew the company to be the largest contract manufacturer in North America, which was later sold. Since 2014, David has been active in the food start-up community and has invested in a number food start-ups. David serves on a number of private, public and non-profit boards. He is a Techstar mentor in their Startup Next pilot in Minneapolis. David earned a B.S. in Economics at Northwestern University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.