Meet Our Board of Directors
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Greyston is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and your donation goes towards building communities by creating more open hiring jobs.
Greyston has an innovative structure that reflects our hybrid mission as a purpose-driven commercial bakery embedded within an ecosystem of nonprofit organizations serving the needs of both our bakery team and the local community in Southwest Yonkers.
Mike joined Greyston as CEO and President in 2012. During this time, he has continued to build on our company’s long heritage of creating opportunities for anyone who wants a job.
Mike’s visionary leadership has allowed our social enterprise to redirect traditional hiring expenses from those that exclude individuals (e.g., criminal background checks) to those that invest in ability regardless of background (e.g., training, access to safe housing and healthy food).
Mike led Greyston Bakery as president for four years. In this position, he grew revenue by 100% by tapping into global growth opportunities with Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever. He also expanded Greyston’s customer base, most notably with Whole Foods Market and Delta Airlines.
Before joining Greyston, Mike was a partner with BAO Food and Drink where he oversaw the development of the first business incubator in the country dedicated to organic food production and distribution. He has more than 20 years of experience in strategy and management, identifying business opportunities in high-growth and transitional industries. Mike serves as a business advisor to the American Sustainable Business Council and Social Enterprise Alliance helping to promote policies for a sustainable, flourishing economy. He is an in-demand speaker on changing the nature of business and creating opportunities for those most excluded from the marketplace.
Mike earned an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He grew up in Rochester, New York and now lives outside of New York City with his wife and two sons.
Greyston Bakery Favorite: Brown Sugar Blondie
Lucas is a trusted, accomplished, results-driven entrepreneurial executive who joined Greyston as Chief Operating Officer in 2019 with extensive experience in finance and operations. He is deeply committed to the company’s humanitarian mission of open hiring and of creating opportunities for people who want to work. At Greyston, he is responsible for helping the leadership teams execute their objectives through optimizing the financial and operational performance of the organization.
He believes in making sure that the conceptualization and implementation of company strategy makes financial sense and that reporting standards and control systems are impeccable. He understands how to extract value out of data across finance, marketing, sales and development and develops the right KPIs to drive good decisions and accountability.
Prior to Greyston, he co-founded 5 venture backed companies including software company Audium, since acquired by Cisco Systems, media research company TRA, since acquired by TiVo and media company Horse Network since acquired by a private investor. Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, he was an investment banker for 13 years in New York City at Hudson Allen & Co.
Lucas earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from The University of California, Berkeley. He is a certified non-profit accounting professional (CNAP-FMA Institute) and a graduate of the Robin Hood Foundation – Leaderlink Nonprofit Leadership Program.
He grew up in New York City and now lives in Westchester with his wife. His two sons are currently attending college.
Greyston Bakery Favorite: Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Joe joined Greyston in 2018. His innovative leadership and ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders ensures that we deliver the best services possible to Southwest Yonkers.
Joe began his career as an underwriter for Chubb & Son, Inc. He then moved into insurance risk management as an analyst for Lehman Brothers, Inc. He worked with PepsiCo for the following nine years in positions that included treasury manager and sales strategy manager. In 2010, Joe fulfilled his desire to have an impact on public policy affecting the country’s most disadvantaged. He joined Westchester County as senior advisor of government operations. In 2014, Joe was elevated to deputy commissioner in the Department of Social Services, which had an operating budget of $600 million. He also has the distinction of being the first African American elected as a village trustee in his community of Port Chester where he was appointed deputy mayor from 2011-12.
Joe is a graduate of Williams College, and also attended Oxford University (Exeter College), in Oxford, England. He has a Master of Business Administration (Financial Management) from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.
Greyston Bakery Favorite: Brown Sugar Blondie (because it’s that good!)
Rich joined Greyston in October 2015. He is responsible for the bakery’s product quality, employee safety, and customer delivery expectations. As head pathmaker, Rich works with bakery staff to ensure they have what they need every day to succeed on the job.
Rich previously worked for more than 25 years with Kraft Foods in a variety of businesses at the company’s headquarters and field levels across operations/supply chain functions.
Greyston Bakery Favorite: Chocolate Chip Blondie (enjoyed daily)
Alexandra joined Greyston in 2017. She oversees the fundraising activities that are fueling our strategic growth plan. These efforts include philanthropy, government contracting, and new business development.
Alexandra has more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector. She has spent most of her career working to improve the lives of women and families grappling with criminal justice involvement, domestic violence, and inequitable economic opportunities. Her experience includes direct social services, executive management, development, research, academia, and policy advocacy. Her roles have involved organizational planning, governance, and leading programmatic change. She has also served as an executive committee member of the Learning Center for Women in Prison Board of Directors.
Alexandra has a master’s degree from New York University’s Gallatin School where she studied the design of social service programs for women involved in the criminal justice system.
Greyston Bakery Favorite: Snickerdoodle