Kristin De Simone, Senior Mission Manager (she/her) acts as the architect of mission and environmental stewardship at Thrive Market, the online, membership-based market delivering the highest quality, healthy and sustainable products at member-only prices. De Simone joined the Thrive Market team in 2015 with a hunger to help Americans reclaim access to healthy living, making it easy and affordable for everyone. At present, her areas of leadership include managing social and environmental impact, leading the team’s food equality and social impact arm. She also steers Thrive Market’s sustainability and environmental stewardship efforts, where she atlased securing the coveted “B Corp” certification, an impressive set of standards verifying social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance purpose and profit. In tandem with the B Corp certification, De Simone is charged with leading Thrive Market to climate positivity with industry-disrupting goals including waste reduction, plastic reduction, and carbon reduction.

De Simone facilitates the donate-at-checkout capabilities for the company’s 1.2M members, who have contributed to a total of $9.4M in donations since inception. She also mobilizes Thrive Gives, the e-commerce grocer’s promise from day one: for every paid annual membership, their team donates a free membership to someone in need.”

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Outside of her role within Thrive Market, she is an active member of Thrive Market’s LGBTQIA employee resource group, and prior to her start with the business, she was a tenured basketball professional spending more than 20 years playing and coaching the game. Currently, DeSimone’s passion for sustainability and the environment extends beyond her working hours, where she recently completed the Sustainability Certificate Program at UCLA Extension, and extends that passion by spending quality time with her friends and family, volunteering, listening to live music, visiting art museums, and hiking with her dog, Brooklyn.