Paul Lightfoot

Paul Lightfoot

Paul Lightfoot is the Chief Executive Officer of BrightFarms, which designs, finances, builds and operates greenhouse farms at grocery retailers, eliminating time, distance and costs from their produce supply chain. With the elimination of shipping, and the drastic reduction of fuel consumption, carbon emissions and water use, BrightFarms enables grocery retailers to change their produce supply chain in a way that improves the planet and their profits. For nearly ten years, Paul was the CEO of an enterprise software company that improved the supply chains of major retailer and their suppliers. Previously, Paul was the founder and CEO of Foodline, a venture-backed software company that provided customer and reservations information technology to restaurants. Before that, Paul was a transactional attorney at the Wall Street law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Paul was recognized by Chain Store Age magazine as a “Rising Star in Retail” in their annual 40 Under 40 awards.

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Paul Lightfoot: Speaker Update

Paul Lightfoot

Since BrightFarms CEO Paul Lightfoot gave his TEDxManhattan talk in January 2012, our greenhouse for McCaffrey’s Market is up and running in Yardley, PA! We’re well on our way to scaling up local food and bringing the farmer’s market to the supermarket. We’re growing local produce year-round for McCaffrey’s customers at our 56,000 square foot […]


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