EXECUTIVE BIOS

OPERATING EXECUTIVES

Jennifer L. Cue

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Ms. Cue was appointed as our President and Chief Executive Officer 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. 

Eric Chastain

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Chastain was appointed as our Chief Operating Officer effective June 2014. He has been with the Company for  nearly 16 years, and previously served as Vice President of Operations of the Company from May 2002 to June 2014. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Chastain is responsible for directing the operational aspects of our contract manufacturing, as  well as purchasing, logistics, and product development. Additionally, Mr. Chastain leads the international business  development for the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Chastain had several years of beverage manufacturing experience as Director of Operations. Mr. Chastain attended Washington State University and Central Washington University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.

Steve Gress

EVP Sales

Steve is a powerhouse brand-builder! Previously President and CEO of Exclusive Distribution (2006-2015) he built Vita Coco in five New York City boroughs before the brand moved to Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. He also was instrumental in building Vitamin Water and several other brands during his time with Big Geyser.

NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTORS

Jeffrey D. Anderson

Director Since: August 2017

Mr. Anderson has over 35 years of consumer products experience working for public and private companies in senior management positions. He owned his own company and successfully grew the sales and profits of such company as CEO for 20 years before he sold the company. Mr. Anderson currently works as a Board member and Senior VP at Harbor Wholesale Foods, a large Pacific Northwest food service distributor that services retailer outlets like Subway and Taco Time, as well as hundreds of convenience stores and quick serve retailers. Mr. Anderson has also had considerable M&A experience with over 40 acquisitions and some divestitures throughout his career. Mr. Anderson received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters degree from the University of Iowa. 

Michael M. Fleming

Director Since: April 1997

Mr. Fleming is Chairman of our 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 served on the Board of Directors of S&W Seed Co., an agricultural products company, where he served 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. 

Paul Norman

Director Since: August 2019

Since June 2019, Mr. Norman has been chairman and CEO of HeavenlyRx, where he is focused on developing a long-term strategic direction and growing the company’s brand portfolio. Previously, Mr. Norman spent over 30 years at the Kellogg Company, a multinational food manufacturing company, and most recently served as president of the company’s North American operations from April 2015 to April 2018. During his multi-decade career at Kellogg, Mr. Norman led various transformation efforts through strategic portfolio innovation and management that resulted in long-term, profitable growth. Mr. Norman holds a bachelor’s degree in French studies from the University of Portsmouth, and previously was a board member for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, where he served on the executive committee.

Clive Sirkin

Director Since: August 2019

Mr. Sirkin is a seasoned marketing executive who has held various executive roles in large, multinational CPG companies. Most recently, from December 2015 to February 2019, he served as chief growth officer at the Kellogg Company, where he was responsible for overseeing sales and marketing strategies, along with leading product innovation and R&D efforts. Prior to Kellogg, from February 2012 to November 2015, Mr. Sirkin held the role of chief marketing officer at Kimberly-Clark, a multinational personal care company, in which he oversaw all marketing operations across the business-to-business and business-to-consumer divisions. Mr. Sirkin holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and economics from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He currently serves on the board of directors for Screendragon, Generation UCAN and 70 Faces Media.