Hudson Gaines-Ross

Co-Founder, Plant People

Hudson is a NYC-based serial entrepreneur and started multiple brands in the CPG and ecommerce industries. Hudson is a Co-founder and Board Director at  RISE, a rapidly growing nitro cold brew coffee company and the was the Founder of CROSBY, a branding and business strategy firm, which has worked with notable clients, such as, A24, Chobani, adidas, 1906, TULA, Spartan, prose, Playboy and Ritual. Prior to these ventures, Hudson served as a Founding Team member and COO at ALOHA, a venture-backed ecommerce CPG wellness brand. Hudson got his early start in entrepreneurship and startup environments when launching Gilt Groupe's Home, Food&Wine, and international expansions to 120+ countries. His passion is making the small things matter and the big things matter even more. Hudson is a graduate of Brown University.