2023 Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
Co-Founder & Chairman
Mike LaVitola is the co-founder and Chairman of Foxtrot – a contemporary evolution of the corner store and café. Foxtrot’s spaces offer the most-loved aspects of neighborhood cafés, and you can call on the Foxtrot App for swift delivery and pickup of the best local beer, fine wines, chef-prepared meals and everyday essentials. Foxtrot is a digitally native, venture-backed business building a brand that marries the best of neighborhood retail and e-commerce technology, to create a community of discovery.
Mike began his career working in investment banking in Austin, Texas, focusing on large-scale, Public Private Partnership infrastructure transactions. He then joined a middle market private equity firm in Chicago before attending the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he founded Foxtrot in 2013.
Today, Foxtrot operates a robust e-commerce platform and 26 retail stores and is expanding nationwide.