Kirsten Tobey
Founder and Chief Impact Officer for Revolution Foods

Kirsten Saenz Tobey founded Revolution Foods in 2006 with Kristin Groos Richmond, a former classmate at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Tobey continues to steward the mission and drive the vision and brand experience for the company, overseeing marketing communications and talent management, among other key aspects of the business. 

Prior to founding Revolution Foods, Tobey’s career spanned from leading experiential education programs in the U.S. and Ecuador to evaluating the scalability of school feeding programs with the United Nations Hunger Task Force in Ghana. Tobey is an Ashoka Fellow, Aspen Institute Fellow (Catto), a member of the Culinary Institute of America’s Sustainable Business Council, and with co-founder Kristin Groos Richmond, was named Entrepreneur of the Year by NewSchools Venture Fund in 2010. She is one of Time magazine’s Education Activists of 2011, and listed as one of Fortune’s 40 under 40 for 2013.  

Tobey’s work centers around developing innovative, attainable solutions aimed at providing access to healthy food and education to all current and future generations. She is a member of the board of directors for Net Impact and People’s Community Market.

Tobey holds an AB from Brown University and an MBA from UC Berkeley. She lives in Berkeley, Calif., with her husband and three daughters.

Tobey’s past associations include being a member of the USF Presidential Commission for Health Professions, and mentor for Women’s Initiative Fellowship Program through the George W. Bush Institute.