Mike Brady is an experienced chief executive, business advisor and entrepreneur specializing in using regenerative business practices to unlock value for businesses and communities. His passion for social entrepreneurism and the use of business to solve social issues are fundamental to his work.
In 2019, Mike was chosen for the inaugural global list of the Top 100 Meaningful Business Leaders, which identifies and celebrates the leaders globally who are combining profit and purpose to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In 202, Mike was selected as an inaugural member on the Council of Criminal Justice. CCJ advances understanding of the criminal justice policy choices facing the nation and builds consensus for solutions that enhance safety and justice for all.
As the President and CEO of Greyston Bakery and Greyston Foundation, Mike grew Greyston Bakery revenue by over 100% by tapping into global growth opportunities with Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever. His TED Talk titled “Why We Hire Unemployable People” established the vision that led to launching the Greyston Center for Open Hiring in 2018.
Before joining Greyston, Mike was a partner with BAO Food and Drink where he oversaw the development of the first business incubator in the country dedicated to organic food production and distribution. He has more than 20 years of experience in strategy and management, identifying business opportunities in high-growth and transitional industries. Mike is a Social Innovation Fellow at Babson University and serves as a business advisor to the American Sustainable Business Council helping to promote policies for a sustainable, flourishing economy. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of the future of work and creating opportunities for people excluded from the marketplace.
Mike earned an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He grew up in Rochester, New York and now lives outside of New York City with his wife and two sons.