February 4, 2020

Meet The Leadership Team

Beatriz

"B" is the General Manager at our Atlantic Wharf (284 Congress Street) location. She has been with Boloco for almost 20 years - almost as long as she’s been in the United States! She's had so many roles over then years, in different locations, in training, in translating... she's one of our originals. She considers America her home and her friends here like family. Her favorite burrito continues to be the mini buffalo white meat chicken. She will often add our charred broccoli to her buffalo.  She loves to run outside and to read. She also loves to watch good movies and enjoy nature! 

 

Bea

Ana

Ana leads the Children's Hospital Boloco location (283 Longwood Ave, Boston). She is originally from El Salvador where she graduated  as a RN ( Registered Nurse) from the Instituto Especializado de Educación Superior for Health Professionals in El Salvador (IEPROES).  Ana also attended North Shore Community College in MA to continue learning & improving her English skills as a second language.  Ana moved to the USA in 2003 and  joined Boloco shortly thereafter in 2005 - she's worked at almost all of the Boloco locations. Like all of our managers, she started as a crew member working her way up to General Manager. Her passion- besides feeding people delicious food at Boloco -  is to connect with the community and learn from other cultures. She enjoys spending time with her family and running in her free time. 

 

Ana

Andrea

Andrea leads the Federal Street Boloco location (133 Federal St., Boston). She was born in Colombia and has been working for Boloco since 2003 at multiple locations. She is currently obsessed with the Elote street corn bowl with chicken! She is so proud of being able to work at certified B Corp company and helps Boloco think through the constant improvements required to stay certified . She loves the opportunity to work with people from so many different cultures and enjoys learning from them.  Her hobbies are spending quality time with her three children, going out with friends and family and dancing! 

Andrea

Matt

Matt has always had a larger-than-life presence at Boloco, joining us in 2004 as GM of Boloco in Hanover, New Hampshire. He has served in a variety of roles from Area Manager to Director of Operations to Chief Operating Officer - and led our early expansion into DC and Maryland in 2012. He and his young family recently returned back to their home in NH and he now is Partner of the Hanover, NH location. Before joining Boloco Matt was the Chef and Kitchen Manager at Everything but Anchovies, a Dartmouth institution.

Matt attended California University of Pennsylvania where he studied Science and majored in extracurricular activities before leaving to continue his restaurant education working as a cook at the Inn at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park and Rendezvous Bar and Grill in Beaver Creek, Colorado.  What started as a year off from College turned into a lifelong passion for food and the people who prepare and serve it. Matt enjoys spending time with his partner Abbie and their beautiful son. He loves listening to old records and going to concerts or baseball games. 

Matt

Adam

Adam is Director of Operations for Boloco in Massachusetts. A life-long New Englander, he joined Boloco in 2014. He's been GM of a number of locations before his promotion in 2017, and in addition to ops  he leads culinary development, green restaurant initiatives, and purchasing.  As a huge advocate of a plant-based diet, his go-to items on the menu are the Farmhouse Broccoli Bowl (hold the cheese) and the new Dragonfruit Smoothie. His favorite part about working for Boloco has been watching our people grow, develop and get promoted throughout the company.

Adam

Max

Max is the GM at Boloco in Lynnfield, MA (425 Market Street, Lynnfield) - you can spot his smile from a mile away.  He loves teaching and watching his team develop. Max has been part of the Boloco family since 2014! He’s worked in a number of team leadership roles at different locations before settling himself in at Lynnfield. His favorite bowl is the Teriyaki with any meat, just depends on the day...and for a little extra fun he will add the elote corn salsa and sunflower seeds to make it his own. 

Max

Natalia

Natalia is the GM at Boloco 50 Congress Street in Boston. She started with Boloco in 2005, and  is known for her contagious energy that she brings to her entire team and to her customers. Natalia’s favorite bowl is the Elote Street Corn with white chicken! She loves dancing, working out and spending time with her family and friends

Natalia

Paulina

Paulina is both the GM of our Berklee College of Music location but also handles HR Administration for all of Boloco. With over 10 years of experience in the food industry, Paulina has worked for Boloco two times... first from 2001-2005 and then again starting in 2017. She’s held the General Manager position at our Newbury Street, Wellesley, Copley and now Berklee locations (1080 Boylston Street). In the past, Paulina worked in different financial institutions in Colombia, such as Banco de Occidente and Corfiboyaca. She also worked for Postobon, the largest soft drink company in Colombia, where she helped to develop the customer service department. Paulina earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from EAFIT University in Colombia. She also earned a certificate in Business and Management with emphasis in Finance from Harvard University Extension School. Paulina is also an incredible photographer. She and her husband started and own Lupa Photography, a business they started together in 2009. She currently lives in Metro West with her husband and two children. They spend their time off supporting their kids in their sports and activities. They enjoy hiking, taking photos together and spending time with friends.

Paulina

Sandra

Sandra is the GM at the Boston Common Boloco (176 Boylston, Boston). Originally from El Salvador, she moved to the United States in 2000. She has been part of the Boloco family since 2005. Over the years she has worked at many, many locations.

Her favorite food at Boloco is the Elote Street Corn bowl topped with dark meat chicken, charred broccoli, with Kale on top. One of her favorite moments at Boloco is when Sandra went to the Prouty Event in Hanover, NH 7 years ago, met a woman that had been fighting breast cancer for 5 years & was finally cancer-free. She thanked Sandra and Boloco for supporting and supplying burritos during those rough moments for her. Sandra likes being able to support many different causes through her work. Her hobbies are to spend quality time with her children and to do anything with her beautiful family.  She likes to travel, watch TV, and go to the gym.

Sandra

Erin

Erin has been with Boloco since 2010 and was promoted to President since 2018. She graduated from the University of Lynchburg, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism in 2001. A native New Yorker, Erin began her career in New York City as an event planner. In 2004, Erin moved to Boston and transitioned into the Fast-Casual Restaurant space. She focused on catering sales and building strong catering programs. Erin joined Boloco as the Director of Catering in 2010 where she developed & lead the catering program. Erin continues to uphold the mission of Boloco to better the lives and futures of its people while offering ridiculous delicious food to customers. She leads the initiatives on the transformation to the “Modern Mexican” look and feel in the restaurants. She is passionate about helping lead the incredible team of boloco to be the best they can be while having a lot of fun along the way!  Her favorite boloco bowl is the Modern Mexican with chicken or fajita veggies and she crushes dragonfruit smoothies all day long.  When not at Boloco she loves her time with family & friends. She’s a big cook and loves construction projects!

Erin

Pepper

John fell in love with Mexican cuisine in the mid-90s when the medical device company he worked for transferred him to San Francisco. Taking a page from a few start-ups in the Bay Area, he and co-founders Adam Liebman and Gregg Harris thought that combining the most delicious recipes from all over the world and the portable, yummy tortilla would take Mexican fare to a new level of popularity. They opened the first Boloco location at the Berklee College of Music in Boston on February 24, 1997. For many years they described their main offerings as Globally Inspired Burritos… today its simply Modern Mexican. And today, nearly 25 years later, Pepper still eats 2 meals a day at Boloco whenever possible.

Pepper’s main focus has always been on the people who work at Boloco and in the restaurant industry. His goal has always been to build a healthy, responsibly profitable business while paying employees the highest wages in the industry… treating a livable wage as the imposed minimum wage. Beyond Boloco, he is a co-founder of Worthee, an early stage software platform focused on helping hourly workers to rise and thrive. He was a co-founder of B.Good and showed up at board meetings from 2004-2016 adding little to no value to the very capable partners who ran the show.  He has been an angel investor since 2014, with investments in more than 20 start-ups in both consumer and consumer tech, including Kigo Kitchen, Dunwello, Spindrift, Botanica Seattle, Dos Toros (now part of Chopt), Clover Food Lab, York Athletics, Botkeeper, OpenCity, HigherMe, and College Pulse. Pepper speaks at universities and business conferences on entrepreneurship, technology in consumer-facing businesses, and company culture – though he gets invited to do that less since showing more gray hair. He was honored to be asked to do a TEDx talk in 2014 on the business case for paying higher wages and only wishes he had dressed for the occasion.

Pepper graduated from Dartmouth College in 1991 and received his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College in 1997.  He was elected to the Selectboard of the Norwich, VT in 2017, and has been the Chairman for the last two years. He vows never to enter politics again. 

His wife Maggie and their 3 kids love to travel, ski, and watch 80’s movies together.

John