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Scott Harris (Speaker)
Founder & CEO of DeliverLean
Scott Harris is the Founder and CEO of DeliverLean, Florida’s most trusted healthy gourmet meal delivery service and large-scale food service manufacturer. Over the last nine years, Harris has scaled his boutique meal delivery service into a food manufacturing behemoth with 300-plus employees, producing over five million meals annually in Hollywood, Florida out of a 60,000 square foot USDA/FDA-certified commercial kitchen.
Today, DeliverLean’s portfolio spans five nutrition-based brands; partnerships with Whole Foods, Aramark, Amtrak, Humana, Barnes & Noble, Brightline, Cleveland Clinic and Baptist Health South Florida; and contracts with the largest events in the world including Super Bowl LIV, Miami International Boat Show and Art Basel.
Since DeliverLean’s inception in 2011, Harris was focused on wellness and bridging the gap between eating well and meaningful health outcomes. Initially, he emphasized employee productivity and consumer health through better nutrition, but the goal was always to collaborate with insurance companies to elevate the company into a fully funded healthcare initiative. In 2020, Harris introduced DeliverLean CARE, the first of its kind plan to provide fresh, medically-tailored meals to the healthcare community in partnership with Humana and CarePlus Health Plans.
The culmination of nearly a decade of hard work, DeliverLean now has a 360 approach to wellness by reaching consumers, wholesale partners and healthcare institutions and patients.
This year, during the onset of COVID-19, Harris launched The DeliverLean Foundation, which is a philanthropic division designed to help the most vulnerable and underserved populations in times of need by providing meals to those who need it most. The foundation’s mission is to connect people with food to ensure no child or individual goes hungry. Through this charitable effort, Harris has already donated over 100,000 meals in coordination with DeliverLean’s strategic partners including NBA Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning’s Overtown Youth Center, The Miami Marlins and Inter Miami CF Soccer Team. Also, in coordination with Miami Dade County, Harris spearheaded DeliverLean’s effort to provide hundreds of thousands of meals to homebound seniors during the crisis. The foundation has also provided thousands of meals to front line workers including doctors, nurses and first responders.
Harris directs growth strategy and innovation at DeliverLean, disrupting the traditional grab-n-go market and breaking food manufacturing records by producing high quality products while maintaining transparency and authenticity of ingredients and providing convenient, healthy and affordable meals without sacrificing quality or taste.
Harris’ vision and leadership has earned him the title of an Endeavor Global Entrepreneur in 2014 and as a finalist for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2015, as well as profiles in Fast Company and the Wall Street Journal. As a respected thought leader, he mentors emerging business students, teaches classes on entrepreneurship and speaks on panels throughout the state on health and wellness topics.
Nancy Dahlberg (Moderator)
Nancy Dahlberg is a freelance business writer, editor and researcher, with a passion for covering entrepreneurs and what makes them tick. She hosts the Refresh Miami blog – refreshmiami.com/news – where she covers all things startup, and also writes about tech and entrepreneurs for other publications. Most of her career was spent with the Miami Herald, most recently covering technology, startups and small business, and before that she was Business Monday editor, among other roles. She can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @ndahlberg.
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