Jo has spent her career at NYC startups, most recently as an early stage hire at Blue Apron. She helped run Blue Apron's sustainability efforts and brand marketing. She joined the Toast US team in 2018 to lead their operational and marketing efforts.
Head of operations and marketing
Karen joined Toast Ale in August 2017 after four years at a health-tech startup in NYC. Throughout her career, she’s focused primarily on internal operations, talent acquisition, and learning & development, but her passion for sharing the Toast story has most recently led her to take on business development efforts at Toast USA.
Head of Business Development
Tristram is an author and campaigner on the environmental and social impacts of food production, and founded both Toast and our charity partner Feedback.
Madi has worked in organizations that promote social justice through food in Seattle, Nashville, St. Louis and NYC. She loves farming but channels her passion for food towards repurposing surplus rather than growing more. She is leading the production and distribution of Toast Ale in NYC and the USA.
USA Non-Executive Director
Rob has founded a number of social change organisations and led Ashoka supporting social entrepreneurs to scale their system changing enterprises. He’s our UK CEO and US President.
Team Toast UK
Louisa is a chartered management accountant and was previously a sustainability consultant at the Carbon Trust and a Digital Mum. She led the ground work to set-up Toast in 2015 and now manages our finances whilst being responsible for our PR and comms.
Chief Brand & Finance Officer
Julie has worked in buying for several leading food retailers and more recently advised food start-ups on their plans for growth. She joined Toast at the start of 2016 and manages our operations, from sourcing bread and planning brews to ensuring our beer gets to our customers.
Production and Sales Manager
David has a background in retail, joining Waitrose as a graduate, progressing to store manager, and latterly managing business change projects. He joined Toast in 2017 to manage our relationships with a fast-growing list of stockists around the UK.
Customer Relationship Manager
Derek has over 40 years of brewing experience, including managing breweries for Heineken and Whitbread. He is also a qualified beer sommelier. He answered our call for a master brewer in 2016 and now helps us to refine and develop new recipes and quality control our brews.
Brewer in Residence
Paul is an award winning entrepreneur and author. He founded organic baby food brand Ella’s Kitchen built upon a core social mission. It’s now the UK’s largest. His book is: ‘Little Wins: The Huge Power of Thinking Like a Toddler’.
Serge has owned and managed industrial businesses in the Netherlands and UK. His current business is Husky - smart refrigeration. Serge helps social entrepreneurs develop their businesses and co-founded LUTA, a martial arts clothing business born out of Fight For Peace.
Jon has 20 years sales and marketing experience in consumer goods with more than half of that time in drinks working with leading brands such as Heineken, Strongbow and Red Bull.
We are growing internationally to save surplus bread all over the world and brew delicious beer local to you. We have now expanded to the USA, South Africa and Iceland. If you want to bring Toast to your country, get in touch.