Padraic “Paddy” L. Spence , Chair and Chief Executive Officer

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, President

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.

William “Bill” D. Beech, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Beech has served as our Chief Financial Officer since March 2021. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Zevia LLC since January 2020 and was Vice President, Finance and Administration from May 2018 to January 2020. Prior to joining the Company, he served as a consultant to the Company from 2015 to 2018. His previous experience includes working as Senior Director at Alvarez and Marsal, a management consulting firm, from 2006 to 2014, and as Principal at REL Consultancy Group, a consulting firm from 2004 to 2006. From 1990 to 2004, Mr. Beech held several finance and operations management roles at Avery Dennison, a multinational manufacturing company. Prior to this, he was a senior consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a professional services firm, from 1988 to 1990. He is a past president of Financial Executives International, Los Angeles Chapter. Mr. Beech earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and his M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management.

Harry “Hank” M. Margolis, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Margolis has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Zevia since May 2017. From September 2010 to May 2017, Mr. Margolis served as our Senior Vice President, Operations. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Margolis served as Senior Director at Alvarez and Marsal, a management consulting firm, from 2006 to 2010, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain at Amerex Group, an apparel company, from 2002 to 2005, Chief Operating Officer at InteractivePools, Inc., an interactive promotions technology firm, from 2000 to 2001, manager at GE Capital, the financial services division of General Electric Company, from 1997 to 1998, and manager at Arthur Anderson, a former accounting company, from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Margolis earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and his M.B.A. in Operations from Columbia University.

Robert J. Gay, Chief Strategy Officer
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Mr. Gay has served as the Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Zevia since October 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gay served as Chief Executive Officer of TWIST, a biodegradable cleaning products company, from 2008 to 2010. He also served as managing partner at The Touch Agency, a consulting company, from 2004 to 2008, Vice President of Sales at The WhiteWave Foods Company, a beverage company known for Silk Soymilk, from 2000 to 2004, National Sales Manager and subsequently, Vice President of Sales at Dean Dip and Dressing, a division of Dean Foods, a food and beverage company, from 1994 to 2000, and in various roles at Green Bay Food Company, a division of Dean Foods, from 1988 to 1994. Mr. Gay served on the board of directors of Sunwink, Inc., an herbal tonic beverage company, from September 2018 to March 2021. Mr. Gay earned his B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.

Lorna R. Simms , Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Simms serves as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since May 2021. Prior to joining the Company, she served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel (Legal and Corporate Governance) and Corporate Secretary for The ODP Corporation, an office supply retail company that includes Office Depot and OfficeMax among its portfolio of brands, from March 2020 to May 2021, where she was responsible for legal and corporate governance matters, including regulatory compliance, commercial transactions, general corporate matters, corporate reorganizations, corporate policies, stock splits and subsidiary entity management. Prior to this role, Ms. Simms previously served as ODP’s Senior Director, Assistant General Counsel (Securities and Transactions) and Assistant Secretary from January 2018 to February 2020. Prior to joining ODP, Ms. Simms served as Vice President, Chief Securities Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the ADT Corporation, a security solutions company, from November 2012 to September 2016 and as Senior Counsel and Assistant Secretary at The Williams Companies, Inc., an energy company, from 2011 to 2012. During her tenure at ADT and Williams, in addition to the similar responsibilities listed above, she handled capital market transactions, commercial transactions and provided counsel and advice on business matters and other financings. Ms. Simms has previously served as in-house counsel at several other publicly traded companies and began her career in private practice at several New York law firms. Ms. Simms earned her B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Boston University and her J.D. from the New York University School of Law.