Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Wood has served as Clean Plate’s President and CEO since inception. Much of his investment experience has been focused on the causal dining, fast casual and quick serve restaurant industries. In 2018, QuantumShift, a joint program between KPMG and the University of Michigan, identified Wood as one of the Top 40 Entrepreneurs in the country.
Prior to Clean Plate, Wood spent 13 years researching, analyzing and investing in discretionary consumer companies. He was a Partner and Sector Head at Alyeska Investment Group, managing the consumer sector portfolio for five years. From 2002 to 2008, Wood was a Managing Director on the highly successful consumer team at Maverick Capital. He was also a consumer sector analyst in the Global Investment Research Division at Goldman Sachs. In addition, Wood has served as a board member of FreshDirect, a New York Metro internet grocer.
Wood graduated from the School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University.