Kathy Rolan

Kathy has spent the past 14 years helping entrepreneurial companies grow and prosper through her work at Oak Investment Partners and as a founder of Greenhouse MN.  Her favorite quote is: “At Oak, we do one thing, build great companies.”  All companies must keep this goal in mind.  She is active in the Minnesota food startup community through the creation of Greenhouse MN, which provides capital, space, and targeted services to food entrepreneurs, and as a judge for the Food/Ag/Beverage division of the MN Cup.  Kathy also currently sits on the board at Cheddar’s Casual Café, Revolution Foods and Chamate.  She has worked with Potbelly Sandwich Works, Jamba Juice, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ulta Cosmetics and Baja Fresh.  Prior to Oak, Kathy held management positions at Harmon Glass and Target.  She has a BA from Carleton College and an MBA from The Wharton School.  Outside work, Kathy loves to cook and visit new local restaurants.