Pillan co-founded Veggie Grill, the largest vegetarian/vegan restaurant company in the United States. With locations up and down the West Coast and starting to expand eastward, Veggie Grill was recently named one of the “25 Most Innovative Consumer Brands of 2016” by Forbes.
Pillan received a B.S. in engineering from MIT, an MBA from UCLA, and is a member of YPO. Prior to entering the food arena, Pillan co-founded Guidance Solutions, one of Los Angeles’ first e-commerce development firms. The company was one of LA’s 15 fastest growing technology companies three years in a row, raised $25 million in growth capital, and continues to operate today.
When not helping to advance a plant-centric future, Pillan enjoys playing beach volleyball and trying to reclaim his glory days of playing collegiate baseball and basketball at MIT.