Julia Stamberger is the Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of Board of The Planting Hope Company Inc. Ms. Stamberger is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience developing disruptive consumer products, complex supply chains, business models and strategies.
Ms. Stamberger’s success began in 2004 when she was brought into United Airlines as Business Development Manager, New Ventures & Investments, where she launched the airline’s snackbox concept that quickly became the backbone of the United’s domestic economy meal program. Ms. Stamberger then formed GoPicnic, Inc. (now GP Concept Labs, Inc.), one of the leading airline foodservice brokerages and supplier of nutritionally balanced, transportable and convenient food programs for airlines, retailers and others. In 2016, Ms. Stamberger launched Spinning Wheel Brands, where she developed and launched Planting Hope’s flagship brands: Hope and Sesame (sesamemilk), Mozaics (real veggie chips) and Veggicopia (veggie snacks).
In 2020, Ms. Stamberger was named one of Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Entrepreneurs and inducted into the Exceptional Women Awardees. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing & Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing, with minors in International Business, Women’s Studies & French from the Miami University of Ohio. Ms. Stamberger earned her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.