Founders & Team

Nick Papadopoulos

CropMobster Founder & CEO

Nick Papadopoulos has spent many years as a consultant, facilitator and social impact entrepreneur focusing on one objective — facilitating the transformation of businesses, teams and communities for meaningful and measurable results. He has worked and led initiatives in a variety of settings, from grassroots community organizing and public policy projects to managing strategic and cause-related projects for major global companies and associations.

He currently serves as the CEO and Co-Founder of the CropMobster, which he and his partners launched in March 2013 to provide communities with gear and services to help transform food waste and community surplus into win-win economic, social and environmental value. CropMobster™ emerged out of Nick’s 2-year stint as GM of his family’s farm, Bloomfield Organics, where he witnessed first-hand the toll food waste takes on farmers, small food businesses and communities. Prior to this Nick spent over a decade as a serial entrepreneur, management and community collaboration expert supporting regional policy initiatives, stakeholder engagement processes and corporate business projects, often teaming with leading organizations such as the Consensus Building Institute (CBI) and Collaborative Consulting.

Nick graduated magna cum laude from Sonoma State University with a focus on interdisciplinary studies, complex systems, stakeholder negotiation and conflict management. He has advanced training from The Consensus Building Institute and Lincoln Institute for Land Use Policy.

 

Gary Cedar

Founder & CTO

Gary Cedar is Founder & CTO of CropMobster and Chief Technology and Marketing Director for PressTree which provides consulting on a variety of business technologies including internet, mobile, software, social media and information systems. He has deep background as a developer of exchange-based platforms and instant-alert models for real estate (MLS/IDX), food and technology sectors.

Gary is also a professional photographer, visual artist and creative thinker with a broad range of talents that energize effective business plans including marketing strategy, branding, market analysis, social media strategy and website effectiveness. Gary has a personal passion for community service and creative problem solving and lives with his wife and two children in Sonoma County, California.