Executive Bios

Jennifer L. Cue - CEO
Ms. Cue was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Jones Soda effective June 27, 2012 after joining the Board of Directors in April 2012. Ms. Cue served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company from September 2011 to December 2011. She previously served in many roles with the Company, including as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary from 1997 to 2005, as Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to 2005, and as Vice President, Corporate and Financial Development from 1995 to 1997. She also previously served as a member of the Board from 1995 to 2005. During her time away from the Company from 2005 to 2011, Ms. Cue focused on strategic business consulting, private investment initiatives and financial advising. Ms. Cue holds an MBA from McGill University in Montreal and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ms. Cue is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Carrie L. Traner - VP of Finance & Principal Financial Officer
Ms. Traner was appointed Vice President of Finance and Corporate Secretary effective December 2011 after joining Jones Soda in November 2008 as Controller, and currently serves as our principal financial and accounting officer. Previously, Ms. Traner served as Controller of Pyramid Breweries Inc., a craft beer brewery, from October 2005 until October 2008. Ms. Traner began her financial career with Deloitte & Touche LLP, a professional services firm. Ms. Traner earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Washington. She is a certified public accountant.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mills A. Brown has served as a Director since December 2008. Mr. Brown is one of the founding principals of MainSpring Capital Group (a real estate investment and development company) and its affiliated brokerage and property management company, Ross Brown Partners, Inc., since MainSpring's inception in 1991. Mr. Brown was also co-owner of two new car franchises (Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Nissan) in the Phoenix metropolitan area, but sold the businesses in 2011 and 2012. Mr. Brown received a business degree from Arizona State University.

Richard V. Cautero has served as a Director since December 2011. Mr. Cautero is President and Managing Director of Executive Advisory Services, where he has performed consulting, board and advisory work in the consumer, manufacturing and service sectors since 2006. Prior to 2006, he successfully held numerous executive positions in the Consumer Packaged Goods Sector (CPG) over an almost 30 year career with Kraft Foods and its former corporate parent, The Altria Group. Some examples of his key executive roles included Vice President of Finance for Corporate Planning & Strategy at the Altria corporate parent and Chief Financial Officer of the Maxwell House Coffee Division at Kraft, among many others. Mr. Cautero earned both Bachelors and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Hofstra University.

Michael M. Fleming has served as a Director since April 1997 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Fleming is an attorney with the law firm Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC specializing in real estate, dispute resolution, securities and environmental matters. Mr. Fleming previously was an attorney with the law firm of Lane Powell PC from 2000 to 2013. Mr. Fleming also serves on the Board of Directors of S&W Seed Co., an agricultural products company, where he serves as Chairman of the Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Fleming has served on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Puget Sound since 2002 and was Chairman of the Board of Directors for 2008/2009. He has also been the President and owner of Kidcentre, Inc., a company in the business of providing child care services in Seattle, Washington, since 1988. Since 1985, he has also been the President and owner of Fleming Investment Co., an investment company. Mr. Fleming holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Washington and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Matthew K. Kellogg has served as a Director since June 2008. Mr. Kellogg is currently the managing member of Canal Investments LLC, an investment firm, serving in such capacity since 2003. Mr. Kellogg has served as a director since 2008. He previously served as a director of the Company from 1999 to 2006, as Corporate Secretary (in a nonemployee capacity) from March 2006 to August 2006 and as Executive Chairman from March 2002 to November 2002. In 2007, Mr. Kellogg co-founded Point32, a real estate development firm, where he currently serves as a principal. Mr. Kellogg co-owns Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria, a regional casual restaurant chain. Mr. Kellogg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Skidmore College.

Susan A. Schreter has served as a Director since June 2008. Ms. Schreter is the founder of TakeCommand Information Media, Inc., an online entrepreneurial education and membership organization for small business owners, and has served as its managing editor and Chief Executive Officer since 2006. In addition, she is a contributor to online and print publications in the areas of small business finance. She served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of First Transaction Management, Inc., a general business and strategic planning consulting firm, from 1999 to 2008 and is currently on the Board of Directors of Heyou Entertainment Inc., a private company. Ms. Schreter received a Bachelor of Arts degree and is an honors graduate of Smith College. Ms. Schreter is a Board Leadership Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

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