We are hosting Michael McDevitt, Founder and CEO of Terra's Kitchen and former CEO of Medifast, Inc

Columbia MD
February 19, 2018 / 5:00 PM

About this event

We're thrilled to be hosting Michael McDevitt, Founder and CEO of Terra's Kitchen, his third Maryland based venture.  Terra’s Kitchen is a highly successful startup that provides the quickest, easiest, healthiest fresh food in the marketplace and delivers nationwide.

Michael is going to walk us through his entrepreneurship journey from a financial analyst at the Blackstone Group to CEO of NYSE traded, Owings Mills based Medifast, Inc., to co-founder and CEO of Tandem Legal Group and Tandem Advisory Group,, and now founding Terra's Kitchen, Our chat will explore his successes, failures, and lessons learned of which there are many and Michael has a way of sharing that is riveting.  

Michael states "I started my career in private equity because I wanted to learn how businesses “worked”. I then moved onto the world of running a consumer goods business, because I wanted to learn how to apply that knowledge to the “real world.” I started a legal and consulting firm because I wanted to help others experience growth, while I learned how to operate a services business. I started Terra’s Kitchen because I wanted to grow a business that would allow me to recreate the family dinner experiences I had as a kid with my own family." He goes on to say "The meal kit market is growing quickly, as entrepreneurs see business opportunity in families' busy schedules and desire for healthy, home-cooked meals, and I want to be part of this opportunity."

 We'll be raffling a selection of Terra's custom made, home delivered gourmet meals to lucky attendees.

Speaker

Michael McDevitt (Terra's Kitchen)

Michael McDevitt

Founder, CEO - Terra's Kitchen

Michael is the CEO of Baltimore based Terra’s Kitchen. A food service startup that provides the quickest, easiest, healthiest fresh food marketplace and delivers nationwide. 

As he states "I started my career in private equity because I wanted to learn how businesses “worked”. I then moved onto the world of running a consumer goods business, because I wanted to learn how to apply that knowledge to the “real world”. I started a legal and consulting firm because I wanted to help others experience growth, while I learned how to operate a services business. I started Terra’s Kitchen because I wanted to grow a business that would allow me to recreate the family dinner experiences I had as a kid with my own family."  He goes on to say "The meal kit market is growing quickly, as entrepreneurs see business opportunity in families' busy schedules and desire for healthy, home-cooked meals, and I want to be part of this opportunity."

Previously, Michael served as CEO of Medifast Inc a publicly traded(NYSE) Owings Mills based nutrition and weight loss company . During his tenure, Medifast was named the #1 growth company in America by Forbes magazine, averaging over 40% growth every year and was named Stock of the Decade. Michael was the youngest CEO in the history of the NYSE and the ASE.  

He's also the co-founder and CEO of Tandem Legal Group and Tandem Advisory Group, a business advisory firm. He began his career as a financial analyst with The Blackstone Group.  Michael holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from James Madison University with a concentration in finance.



Date and Time
February 19, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
 
Address
Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship
9250 Bendix Rd
Columbia, 21045
 
Agenda
5:00 pm Relax & Make Friends
6:00 pm FIreside with Michael McDevitt
7:00 pm Local Startup-Terra's Kitchen
 

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