About This Show
Real Leaders brings you the story behind the story of some of the most innovative, authentic leaders in business -- from startups to enterprise.
Sue Heilbronner is the CEO of MergeLane, an accelerator for startups with at least one female in leadership. Sue also is a seasoned startup leader, advisor to CEOs of growth companies, Tedx speaker, professor of entrepreneurship, active angel investor, and mentor to many.
Most Recent Episode
#29 -- Luke Saunders, CEO of Farmer's Fridge, the Next Wave of Healthy Food Distribution
Luke Saunders broke into entrepreneurship selling plants in elementary and middle school. After college, facing a poor economy and with a less-than-stellar academic record, he took the helm at his family's business, manufacturing and selling grease and lubricant to industrial producers.
Luke was a dedicated sales road warrior, and he struggled with getting anything close to healthy food during weeks that he was driving 1000 miles to meet with accounts.
How does someone with early exposure in logistics, manufacturing, and bad fast food end up leading a fast-growing, venture-backed, Chicago-based company that sells fresh and healthy meals through vending kiosks? It makes perfect sense as Luke tells the story on this episode of the Real Leaders podcast with Sue Heilbronner.