Co-Founder and CEO
Andrew Shakman is a food waste prevention advocate and the CEO of LeanPath, a foodservice technology company based in Portland, Oregon. Since co-founding LeanPath in 2004 to address the food waste crisis, Andrew has been working at the front lines of behavior change, helping foodservice operators prevent and minimize food waste in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. Under his leadership, LeanPath created the first automated and patented food waste metering system to enable real-time, daily monitoring of food waste. In 2012, Andrew was named one of FoodService Director Magazine’s “20 Most Influential” people in the foodservice industry. He and LeanPath have been featured in BusinessWeek, NPR, Forbes and many food industry publications.
Andrew speaks frequently at educational events on food waste management, and has been featured at conferences hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health, the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF), the National Association of College & University Foodservice (NACUFS), the Society for Foodservice Management (SFM), the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI), the National Restaurant Association (NRA), the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Practice Greenhealth, BioCycle, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Andrew is co-inventor of US Patent #7,415,375, “Systems & Methods for Food Waste Monitoring.” He is a member of the National Restaurant Association’s Conserve Sustainability Advisory Council, a Strategic Advisor for the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA). In 2013, Andrew was the recipient of NACUFS’ top industry honor, the Daryl Van Hook Award. Andrew holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.F.A from the University of Southern California.
Executive Director of Operations
Dave Britton is the Executive Director of Operations for LeanPath, overseeing LeanPath’s corporate administrative functions, manufacturing/purchasing and special projects.
Previously, Dave spent more than 10 years in foodservice management for the University of Oregon and as an Operations Manager for the Portland Trail Blazers/Cutting Edge Concepts. At these venues he managed more than 350 part-time employees and 2,000 not-for-profit volunteers at a variety of events and venues including the Rose Quarter Campus in Portland and Seattle Stadium Event Center, as well as off-site events such as the U.S. Men’s Amateur and U.S. Women’s Open.
Dave has extensive experience in event operations, labor management, resource planning, data analysis and budgeting. Dave also held a role as merchandise manager with the Portland Trail Blazers, overseeing all online and on-site store operations, purchasing, merchandising and new product analysis. Dave has NAC-CCM certification and holds a B.S. in Marketing and a B.S. in Management from the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon.
Director of Product Development
Marc Demarest is the Director of Product Development for LeanPath, overseeing the development, strategy and future of LeanPath’s products and solutions.
Marc is also the CEO and Principal of Noumenal, Inc., a private intellectual capital consulting firm. Prior to founding Noumenal, Marc was Chairman and CEO of DecisionPoint Applications, Inc., the industry’s first provider of packaged enterprise-scale data warehousing software for financial, human resources, manufacturing and distribution analysis. Marc has also held executive positions with The Sales Consultancy, Inc., Atlas Telecommunications, and Sequent Computer Systems, Inc.
Marc is an inventor on more than dozen granted or in-process patents in the areas of data warehousing, social network analysis and e-discovery, and is writing a book on decision support systems. He holds BA degrees in Political Science and English Literature from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA., and an MA from the University of South Carolina. He is a MBA graduate of Stanford University’s AEA Executive Institute and the NCR Process Management Institute.
Director of Marketing & Product Management
Janet Haugan is the Director of Marketing & Product Management for LeanPath, leading the communications, content development, Web site, direct marketing and strategic campaigns that increase brand awareness of LeanPath and the importance of food waste prevention.
Previously, Janet was the Marketing Director for Sg2, a healthcare solutions company that delivers advanced analytics, business intelligence and education to hospitals and health systems. While with Sg2, Janet led the collateral development, event promotions, new business development campaigns and supported a team of more than 20 sales professionals. Prior to that, Janet was a Marketing Communications Coordinator for SmithBucklin, the world’s largest association management firm, overseeing marketing, communications and membership/event promotions for five technology associations.
Janet’s background also includes experience in public relations for both an architectural firm and an independent agency. Janet holds a B.A. in Communications and Public Relations from Marquette University.
Director of Customer Success
Connie Gilfillan is Director of Customer Success for LeanPath, leading LeanPath’s operations, account management, training and technical support programs.
Prior to LeanPath, Connie served as a Partner at Inkwell Creative, a digital marketing agency focusing on providing business and creative strategy services for the manufacturing industry. During her tenure, Connie oversaw the business development, operations, and creative services departments, ensuring clients were receiving optimal marketing deliverables to leverage their corporate sales strategies. Prior to Inkwell Creative, Connie worked as a Program Facilitator for EdVenture Partners, responsible for managing integrated marketing campaigns across college and university campuses nation-wide for a variety of national brands with responsibilities spanning project management, public relations, and client stakeholder management.
Connie’s background also includes experience in business development and public relations for a marketing communications firm with a focus on food branding, as well as operating two smaller businesses while closely involved in her family’s horticulture business. She also serves on two committees for Oregon-based non-profits. Connie holds a B.A. in Business Marketing from Western Oregon University.
Managing Director, Europe
Cara Unterkofler is the Managing Director of LeanPath Ltd., overseeing LeanPath’s activities in Europe and based in London, England.
Previously, Cara spent nearly five years as Director at Greenview, providing sustainability consulting and reporting services to the hospitality and meeting and event industries. At Greenview, Cara collaborated with progressive event organizers to deliver strategic, award-winning sustainable event programs and was co-creator and author of the inaugural Green Venue Report industry initiative. Cara also worked as Business Development Manager at Closed Loop Environmental Solutions, providing food service establishments—including quick service restaurants, airlines, hospitals, schools, and event venues—holistic packaging and waste reduction solutions in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Cara specializes in business development, sustainability strategy and reporting, waste management solutions and industry education. Cara holds a B.S. in Marketing and Management from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.