FoodNiche Summit

Ricky Silver

Ricky Silver is CEO of Daily Harvest, the company on a mission to improve human and planetary health by making it convenient to eat more sustainably grown, organic fruits and vegetables every day. In this role, he oversees the company’s strategic direction, sets corporate goals and ensures effective execution of business plans and financial performance. Previously, Ricky was Daily Harvest’s President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, managing teams and work streams spanning new product development, food safety and quality, sourcing, manufacturing and fulfillment operations.

Prior to joining Daily Harvest, Ricky was the Director of Innovation at Vita Coco, the global-leader in ready-to-drink coconut water where he led the development of the brand’s portfolio diversification into new categories including coconut milk, coconut oil, sparkling waters and more. Ricky started his career at PepsiCo where he leveraged his chemistry and food science backgrounds to manage multiple R&D platforms across the business.

Ricky received his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and his Master’s in Chemistry from NYU. His passion for food stems from his years as a personal chef in Manhattan. Outside of work, you can catch him playing drums in his NYC-based shoegaze rock band.