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Season 2, Ep. 35 featuring Divert's Co-founder and COO, Nick Whitman on Food Waste, Renewable Energy, and Impact Technology


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Season 2, Ep. 35 | Thursday, December 7, 2023

Featured Guest: Nick Whitman, Co-founder and COO of Divert

Overview: In 2007, Nick and co-founder Ryan Begin launched Divert with a simple, bold mission in mind: eliminate food waste. Since then, the firm has processed over 2.3 billion pounds of food waste, donated more than 10 million meals to the food insecure, and continues to develop new, innovative technologies. Nick has spent 16 years successfully scaling Divert to new heights, creating a first-of-its-kind food waste converter, designing and building a processing facility for Kroger, and revolutionizing food waste logistics. As you’ll hear, Nick is a treasure trove of business knowledge for aspiring founders, and just an all around fun guy to talk with – listen in on your favorite podcast platform, Apple PodcastsSpotifyYouTubePod.Link or Acast (RSS Feed).

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Nick Whitman, Co-Founder & COO of Divert

Nick Whitman is the Co-Founder and COO of Divert, an impact technology company on a mission to Protect the Value of Food™. Fueled by the vision of a waste-free future, Nick co-founded Divert in 2007 to prevent wasted food through the creation of advanced technology and sustainable infrastructure. Over the last 16 years, Nick has led strategic planning at Divert, including the execution of a wide range of corporate initiatives to drive growth, business operations, and market positioning. This includes strategic partnerships, marketing and brand development, finance and fundraising, people operations, new market development, legal and risk management, intellectual property, and long-term vision. Nick holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Middlebury College and a Master of Business Administration from Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. Beyond Divert, Nick is passionate about being outdoors with his wife and 3 young kids.

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Conor Gaughan, Publisher and CEO of Consensus Digital Media

Conor leads the intrepid team at Consensus, where he is excited to tell uplifting stories about topics that inspire. For the last nine years, he ran Collective Conscience, a digital strategy firm. Prior to founding Collective Conscience, Conor spent nearly a decade in media investment banking, where he specialized in capital raises and mergers / acquisitions in the entertainment and digital media space. Conor graduated with honors from Harvard University with a degree in Economics; he was a two-year varsity athlete for the Crimson and active in student life. He calls Washington DC home.

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