Nick Taranto

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When it comes to building a culture that will “eat the world” it all comes down to 5 P’s: Purpose, Process, People, Product, and Platform. In this presentation, Nick walks you through his framework for building an innovative and disruptive operating model, and how you can apply it to your own organization.

Sharing his own personal and professional evolution, from arctic explorer to non-profit founder to Marine Corps to Wall Street to the world of startups and entrepreneurship, Nick leaves the audience inspired with a call-to-action for their careers, and lives.


Nick Taranto is the Cofounder and Chief Strategy Officer of, and Group Vice President for Albertsons

Founded in June of 2012 Plated is on a mission to use tech and data-driven operations to fix the broken American food supply chain. Plated has raised over $50 million in venture capital and has shipped millions of meals across the United States. In 2017, grocery store chain Albertsons bought Plated for ~$200 million.

Nick received his MPA and MBA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School and his BA from Dartmouth. He served as an infantry officer in the US Marine Corps and worked at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey. Nick is a husband and father and is a big fan of peaty whiskey.

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