Robyn O’Brien

Author, Former Financial Analyst, TEDx Speaker, and Food Industry Advisor

Described as a visionary, Robyn O’Brien has helped transform corporations of every size, from startups to multinationals, in order to help them meet the changing needs of 21st century consumers. A top nutrition keynote speaker,  O’Brien is recognized as one of the world’s leading voices in food. Robyn has taken her unique skill set to other industries, presenting to corporations looking to manage health care costs, at global health conferences, food conferences, and investment events.

  • Robyn O’Brien`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Robyn O’Brien`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Colorado, USA

  • Robyn O’Brien`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Robyn O’Brien`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Colorado, USA

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Robyn O’Brien has been called a modern day “Erin Brockovich” because of how she took on the food industry.  Her story is one of gripping courage, intrigue, passion, inspiration and intellect. Leveraging her background in business and her responsibility as a mother of ...

Robyn O’Brien has been called a modern day “Erin Brockovich” because of how she took on the food industry.  Her story is one of gripping courage, intrigue, passion, inspiration and intellect. Leveraging her background in business and her responsibility as a mother of four, Robyn courageously led ground breaking change in the way we look at food and health. Her work has driven change and impact in companies around the world. In her motivational keynotes, she shares what it took to overcome threats by some of the world’s largest companies to build a team of game-changers that created meaningful, long lasting impact on the food and health care systems.  She has worked with CEOs of multinational companies to entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers.  With her unique story, insight, humor and unprecedented control of data, she is a highly sought after speaker.

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Robyn O’Brien understands business, communication and people in a uniquely powerful way, having worked as an analyst on an investment team that managed $20 billion in assets, an account director at an advertising agency, and as a global thought leader driving change in the ...

Robyn O’Brien understands business, communication and people in a uniquely powerful way, having worked as an analyst on an investment team that managed $20 billion in assets, an account director at an advertising agency, and as a global thought leader driving change in the food and healthcare industries. She leverages her command of strategy, communications, data and incentive structure to help drive change and measurable results across a wide range of industries.  Her critical thinking has been a key driver in building the new food economy and bringing down prices of life saving devices in the pharmaceutical industry. With her unique skill set, insight and unprecedented command of information, Robyn is a highly sought after speaker at leadership summits, global healthcare conferences and corporate events.

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About Keynote Speaker Robyn O’Brien

Described as a visionary, Robyn O’Brien has helped transform corporations of every size, from startups to multinationals, in order to help them meet the changing needs of 21st century consumers. Recognized as one of the world’s leading voices in food, Robyn has taken her unique skill set to other industries, presenting to corporations looking to manage health care costs, at global health conferences, food conferences, and investment events.  Executives love her passion, intellect and unique ability to synthesize relevant and important trends and data in order to catalyze and inspire change.

She is the Vice President of rePlant Capital, an impact investment firm, deploying integrated capital from soil to shelf in order to reverse climate change. The rePlant team is investing in privately held, deep impact opportunities, focused on reversing climate change, while supporting American farmers.

Robyn was a founding team member of of AIM/Invesco’s first hedge fund of $100+ million and a team member on their $20 billion Constellation Fund. She was an advisor to Paul Hawken’s “Drawdown”(published in April 2017) and has advised startups, banks and multinationals, while working with global CEOs and management teams in the food industry. Robyn is also the founder of Do Good, a strategic advisory firm, and AllergyKids Foundation, which serves the 1 in 3 children with allergies, asthma, ADHD and autism. Random House published Robyn’s book, The Unhealthy Truth, in 2009, and her TEDx talk has been viewed by millions and translated into multiple languages. She received her BA from Washington and Lee University, her MBA from Rice University on a full scholarship and also received a Fulbright fellowship.  She is an adjunct professor at Rice University and named after a farmer in New Zealand.

Testimonials

I invited Robyn O’Brien to speak to employees at Target…People from all across the company joined to listen. O’Brien captivated the audience within minutes, not shying away from the hard truths of the food industry… O’Brien is an advocate for people’s right to know, but it is her collaborative approach that sets her apart for others in her field. She understands business, politics and the financials which gives her a stronger voice as a change agent. Robyn O’Brien truly embodies working together to make progress towards a 21st century food system.

Sarah Benson

Senior Manager, Target Brands

Robyn O’Brien’s fervent message describes the toxic tangle of American food, government, and culture. THE UNHEALTHY TRUTH is a healthy dose of medicine that we all need to swallow, and I say this as an advocate for the environment, but more importantly, as a father of five.

Graydon Carter

Editor-in-Chief, Vanity Fair

You are remarkable.  You are going to make a very big difference.  I am rarely moved to such lavish praise after authors speak, but you literally have it all: passion, clarity, intelligence, compassion, wit, authenticity, and a big heart that holds it all together.

Paul Hawken

 

You have quite literally changed my life and my life’s work.   The work you have done to link our food and how we eat to the massive increase in allergies and other health issues was very compelling and ultimately undeniable for me.    I’ve sent countless people to your TED talk.   I tell people the story all of the time about how I met you, and you simply asked a few questions. I look ahead to what is next for me professionally, I want to work to drive even more meaningful change, and hope we can continue to do so together.

Steve Young

Former General Mills Executive

Robyn’s analysis is a startling revelation of the corruption of our food supply and our failure to protect two of our country’s most valuable assets, our children and our environment.  Her message of courage, tenacity and hope is a beacon of light in our toxic world.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

 

In the absence of the truth, all of us stand helpless to defend ourselves, our families and our health,  which is the greatest gift we have. Robyn O’Brien’s courageous pursuit is an example of how we can all do our parts to protect the health of our families.

Erin Brockovich

 

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Mar 13, 2018

Robyn O’Brien Receives Courage Award for Her Ongoing Activism

To recognize O’Brien’s commitment to not only the food allergy community but also the health and standards of American food...

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