Padraic “Paddy” L. Spence

Mr. Spence has served as our Chair, and Chief Executive Officer of Zevia PBC (“Zevia” or the “Company”) since March 2021. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Zevia LLC since September 2010 when he acquired the Company. Mr. Spence is a 27-year veteran of the natural and organic products industry. From 2005 to 2009, he served as President of Levlad, a personal care manufacturer known for its natural brand Nature’s Gate. Prior to Levlad, Mr. Spence founded SPINS, LLC, a market research firm for the natural products industry, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2003, then its Chairman until 2004 when it was sold to private investors. As the CEO of SPINS, he tracked the sales of more than 300,000 natural and organic products. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Spence served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Kashi Company, a manufacturer of natural cereals. He has also held positions at Harvard Business School’s Division of Research, the Center for Leadership and Career Studies at Emory University, and within the United Parcel Service’s International Marketing department. He previously served as lead independent director for Physicians Formula Inc., a cosmetics company. Mr. Spence earned his A.B. from Harvard College and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Amy E. Taylor

Ms. Taylor has served as our President since June 2021 and as a member of Zevia since March 2021. From February 2000 to July 2020, Ms. Taylor served in various roles at Red Bull, an energy drink company, including as President and Chief Marketing Officer from 2018 to 2020, Executive Vice President and General Manager for the East Business Unit from 2012 to 2018, and Vice President of Marketing from 2007 to 2012. During her time at Red Bull, she led the brand’s overall strategic marketing and positioning in the United States, and drove sales and marketing collaborations across twelve regions to deliver record-level growth and market share. Prior to joining Red Bull, Ms. Taylor worked in sports marketing for six years. Ms. Taylor earned her B.A. from James Madison University and has completed the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jacqueline J. Hayes

Ms. Hayes has served as a member of the Zevia board of directors since March 2021. Ms. Hayes has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Warner Media, LLC, a media and entertainment company, since August 2019. At Warner Media, Ms. Hayes is chief counsel to three business units including Direct-to-Consumer, Sales and Distribution, and Technology and Operations. Prior to Warner Media, Ms. Hayes served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., a home video distribution division of Warner Bros. Entertainment, from January 1998 to August 2019. Ms. Hayes served as an associate at several law firms, including Troop Meisinger Steuber and Pasich from January 1996 to January 1998, Goulston and Storrs, P.C. from July 1994 to December 1995, and Moses and Singer from September 1992 to June 1994. Ms. Hayes earned her B.A. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Brian W. McGuigan

Mr. McGuigan has served as a member of the Zevia board of directors since March 2015. He has served as Executive Vice President, Enterprise Strategy and Corporate Development of Laird Norton Company LLC (“LNC”), a seventh-generation family-owned enterprise that provides long-term capital and resources, since February 2021. Mr. McGuigan has been employed by LNC since July 2012 in positions of increasing responsibility. He currently leads its corporate investments and develops strategy for LNC. Prior to joining LNC, he was employed by Stonnington Group, LLC, a Los Angeles-based wealth management firm, from July 2008 to July 2012. Mr. McGuigan serves on the boards of directors of Laird Norton Wealth Management, a financial planning firm, Heartland LLC, a real estate advisory and investment firm, and Plant Response, an agricultural biologicals company. He is also a member of Laird Norton Property’s Real Estate Committee. He previously served on the boards of Circa Inc., a luxury jewelry buyer, and City Fruit, a Seattle-based non-profit. Mr. McGuigan earned his BSc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and his M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. He is also a CAIA charter holder.

Philip H. O’Brien , Lead Independent Director

Mr. O’Brien has served as a member of the Zevia board of directors since December 2020. Since September 2021, Mr. O’Brien serves on the board of directors of Wizeline, Inc. Mr. O’Brien has been designated as a director by Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ), an institutional investor based in Quebec, Canada, and has served as Senior Director, Private Equity at CDPQ U.S. Inc., a subsidiary of CDPQ, since June 2019. Mr. O’Brien leads direct technology and consumer private equity investing for CDPQ in the U.S. and is based out of New York. Prior to CDPQ, Mr. O’Brien worked from April 2014 to May 2019 at the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (“ADIC”), a sovereign wealth fund, where he served as a Principal and led the firm’s North American direct Private Equity investing activities. Prior to ADIC, Mr. O’Brien worked in private equity investment at Levine Leichtman Capital Partners and The Carlyle Group’s U.S. Buyout Fund. He was also an investment banker within Deutsche Bank Securities’ Industrials Group. Mr. O’Brien previously served on the board of directors of Hilco Trading, LLC, an investment company, from October 2019 to August 2021. Mr. O’Brien earned his B.A. in Economics from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Rosemary L. Ripley

Ms. Ripley has served as a member of the Zevia board of directors since February 2012. She has worked at NGEN Partners, a growth equity investment firm, since November 2006, and currently serves as Managing Director. From 1990 to 2005, Ms. Ripley worked at the Altria Group where she accelerated growth at Kraft Foods and Miller Brewing Company through expansionary growth plans and transformative acquisitions. Prior to joining the Altria Group, she worked as an investment banker at Furman Selz and L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin. She co-founded Circle Financial Group (now known as Circle Wealth Management), a multi-family investment advisory firm, where she served as Managing Director from March 2005 to October 2006. Ms. Ripley has served on numerous private company boards, and currently serves on the board of Nlyte, a software company for data centers. She also sits on the Supervisory Board of Heineken, NV, a brewing company. She also sits on the advisory board of the Yale Center for Business and the Environment and chairs the board of the Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy. Ms. Ripley earned her B.A. and M.B.A. from Yale University.

Andrew “Andy” Ruben

Mr. Rueben has served as a member of the Zevia board of directors since December 2020. He is the founder, and since March 2012 has served as Chief Executive Officer and director of Trove Recommerce, Inc., a company that provides technology, logistics and expertise for apparel resale. Prior to Trove, from March 2002 to February 2012, Mr. Ruben served in various roles at Walmart Inc., a multinational retail corporation, including as Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Chief Sustainability Officer, Vice President of Private Brand Strategy and Operations, and Vice President of Omni-Channel. During his time at Walmart, he led a number of transformational efforts, including overseeing global corporate strategy, launching Walmart’s sustainability efforts and leading omnichannel and e-commerce efforts. He is a TED speaker and has been recognized professionally as the Sam M. Walton Entrepreneur of the Year, a Retailing Rising Star by Chain Store Age and a 40 Under 40 Business Leader. Mr. Ruben currently serves on the Competitive Council at Cerberus Capital Management. Mr. Ruben earned his B.S. in Engineering and his M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.

Julie G. Ruehl

Ms. Ruehl has served as a member of the Zevia board of directors since March 2021. Ms. Ruehl most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of Fly Leasing Limited, a global commercial aircraft leasing company, from August 2017 until its acquisition by Carlyle Aviation Partners in August 2021. From November 2011 to December 2015, Ms. Ruehl served as the Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Big Heart Pet Brands and for its predecessor, Del Monte Corporation, then one of the country’s largest producers, distributors and marketers of premium quality, branded pet products and food products for the U.S. retail market. From May 2005 to October 2011, Ms. Ruehl served in senior financial positions with Del Monte Corporation and its parent, Del Monte Foods Company. From 2002 to 2005, Ms. Ruehl served in a senior financial position with Sanmina Corporation, a global provider of electronics manufacturing services, prior to which she served as an Audit Partner at Arthur Andersen LLP. Ms. Ruehl earned her B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University.

Justin Shaw

Mr. Shaw has served as a member of the Zevia board of directors since December 2020. Mr. Shaw has been designated as a director by CDPQ and has served as its Operating Partner, Private Equity, Americas since October 2019. Prior to CDPQ, he served as a Senior Operating Executive at Cerberus Capital Management for 18 years, where he worked with portfolio companies in various sectors, including aerospace, healthcare, energy, financial services and cybersecurity. Prior to joining Cerberus Capital Management, Mr. Shaw served in senior management roles including as Vice President, Strategy and Supply Chain at the Keane Group, interim Chief Financial Officer at Root9B, Director of Strategy and Development, then Vice President and General Manager at Rosenbluth Interactive. He has also held various leadership positions at IMS Health, Dun and Bradstreet and AlliedSignal. He began his career as a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Shaw currently serves on the boards of directors of Clarios, a business services and industrials company, Suez Water Technologies and Solutions, a water treatment company, Cardone Industries, an automotive parts manufacturer, and Shaw Media, a media company. He previously served on the boards of Navistar Defense, LLC, a military vehicle company, and Root9B LLC, a cybersecurity company. Mr. Shaw earned his B.S. from Harvard University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Quincy B. Troupe

Mr. Troupe has served as a member of the Zevia board of directors since June 2021. Mr. Troupe has served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at The Boston Beer Company, a beer brewery, since January 2016. At Boston Beer, he led a multi-year capacity and capability expansion program that enabled Boston Beer to more than double in size and become one of the fastest growing beverage companies in the world, and he contributed to the significant annual savings to help fuel Boston Beer’s continued growth. Mr. Troupe is a 25-year veteran of the consumer packaged goods, food and beverage industry, and has served in a variety of roles including in manufacturing, engineering, supply chain strategy and planning, human resources and enterprise shared services. From 2010 to 2015, he served as Vice President of Supply Chain and subsequently, Vice President of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategy for the Pepperidge Farm brand at Campbell Soup Company, a packaged food company. Prior to Campbell Soup, from 1997 to 2010, Mr. Troupe served in various roles at Mars, Incorporated, a packaged food company, including most recently, as Director of Mars Chocolate Innovation and Operating Systems. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Troupe served as Shift Site Manager and subsequently, Process and Packaging Area Manager at Abbott Laboratories, a medical device company. Mr. Troupe earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.