Robyn O’Brien is recognized as one of the world’s most visionary voices in the food industry. She hails from a Texas family, was schooled at Washington and Lee in Virginia where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, and went on to pursue a Fulbright Fellowship in Paris, France before earning her MBA from Rice University on a full scholarship. She advises non profits, food companies of all sizes, and governments around the world. Her work has been recognized by Prince Charles, Ted Turner, CEOs across the food industry and in the media, from FOX News to the Today Show, Runner’s World, CNN and Forbes. With a medical advisory board by her side from the beginning, Robyn offers practical advice that is affordable and accessible to all families, as she works to build a healthy food system.
Robyn was a founding team member of of AIM/Invesco’s first hedge fund of $100+ million and a team member on their $20 billion Constellation Fund. She is an advisor to Paul Hawken’s “Drawdown”(published in April 2017) and has advised startups, banks, governments and multinationals, while working with global CEOs and management teams in the food industry. Robyn is also the founder of Do Good, a strategic advisory firm, and AllergyKids Foundation, which serves the 1 in 3 children with allergies, asthma, ADHD and autism. Random House published Robyn’s book, The Unhealthy Truth, in 2009, and her TEDx talk has been viewed by millions and translated into multiple languages. She currently serves as the Vice President of rePlant Capital, is an adjunct professor at Rice University and is named after a farmer in New Zealand.
She is the proud niece of Suzanne McCord, the founder of Hill Country Wellness Reset. You can learn more at www.robynobrien.com and www.replantcap.com