Michelle Ritchie

Michelle Ritchie

Accomplished marketing executive and entrepreneur. Passionate about food, philanthropy and building great products and businesses. Fascinated by new technology. Wharton MBA.

Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/michellemarieritchie
San Francisco, California, United States
Member since June 07, 2012
Delicious Karma Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. Passionate about delicious "real" food, cooking and eating, travel, and healthy living. Quote_down
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I am a(n):


If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Pinterest, TaskRabbit, Dropbox, Uber, Fab

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Frustrating: not everything moves forward fast enough.
Rewarding: you're challenged and learn something new every single day.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Thinking they are going to be an overnight success and not planning for the long haul...although you likely do need a bit of that mentality to be successful!

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

#1: A great idea is good, but it's the great people who make it happen.
#2: Its impossible (and stupid) to do it all yourself...still learning this one!
#3: Building a strong brand is critical.

Full bio

Michelle is an accomplished marketing executive with a passion for food, philanthropy, and bringing great products to market. She began her 20-year marketing career at The Clorox Company, where she successfully managed and grew one of the company's $100M home cleaning businesses.  Her passion for all things edible led her to numerous positions in the food industry, including at Williams-Sonoma, San Francisco Center for Culinary Development, and Jamba Juice.  As CMO and Founder of Delicious Karma, she is thrilled to use her passions and skills to connect exceptionally talented food artisans with eager customers.

Michelle has an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in Marketing.  She also holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Lehigh University.

Michelle serves on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Opera.  She loves cooking (and eating!), traveling to exotic places, and sports such as skiing, running, and biking.