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Foodie CEO found inspiration in painting

October 11th, 2016

Jeremiah Green, CEO of Eat Purely meal-delivery company, credits art with getting his business going.

He previously worked as a CPA at Ernst & Young and then a consultant at KPMG, where he advised companies through restructuring and bankruptcy.

“I hated it so much I couldn’t fall asleep Sunday nights,” he says.

Green quit corporate life and went to work for his dad, the late Edward Green, owner of Corky’s Catering. The self-described foodie knew the business well having grown up in it. He also took up painting.

“It gave me an outlet to express myself in ways that I wasn’t able to in the business world,” he says. So passionate for the hobby, Green rented a studio–down the hall, it turns out, from famed artist Hebru Brantley.

Invigorated creatively, Green tried his hand creating an app (in the fashion world–not his forte) and then created Eat Purely. Tech entrepreneurs Raymond Lyle and Dan Wetherald joined as co-founders. The company delivers organic, chef-made lunch and dinner in 20 minutes via an app in Chicago; and dinner in Evanston.

Green says he’s put the brushes away for a while as his “creative focus” is purely on his business.

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