Belinda Di Giambattista brings nearly 20 years of executive experience in the global financial sector as well as food services to her position as Co-Founder, President and CEO of Butter Beans, Inc. Inspired by her young son, Belinda launched Butter Beans, Inc. in the spring of 2008 to provide nutritious meals to school-aged children and to educate families about healthy eating.
Belinda led the fledgling Butter Beans, Inc. to win first place in the NYU Berkley Center Business Plan Competition in May 2009, garnering support for the business that merges healthy eating and convenience for busy families. Based in New York City, Butter Beans delivers healthy meals to school-wide programs and individual students to over 2,000 students and teachers every day. In 2014, Butter Beans launched into the corporate dining space by re-opening the cafeteria in the global UNICEF NYC headquarters at the UN Plaza where they also provide catering to both UNICEF and some UN departments.
Butter Beans also offers food education through school-aged student cooking classes and a farm to table summer camp. With plans to extend food and cooking education across the country, Belinda recognizes her business’s responsibility to connect students with information that promote smart choices for a healthy lifestyle to combat childhood obesity and related diseases.
Belinda launched The Metric in 2015 to provide a platform for her to share the thousands of lessons learned as a business owner and working professional on Wall Street to individuals eager to succeed in business and family.
Belinda’s entrepreneurial spirit was fostered through work in business and product development; project management; and small business lending with BB&T Bank, Moody’s Investors Service and the consulting division of BDO Seidman. She has worked with clients in the US, Europe and Asia across industries, in a variety of capacities including business development, business plan writing and execution, new product development, project management, and senior management.
Ms. Di Giambattista earned her BSBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two children, Sam, 9 years old and Claudia, 5 years old.