Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Glenn Simpson is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Simpson joined the Company in October 2011. He has extensive experience in the beverage industry. Mr. Simpson was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coca-Cola Bottlers, Inc. in Uzbekistan from 1995 to 2000. His primary responsibilities included corporate strategy, supervision of bottling and distribution operations and facilities construction. His accomplishments included growing revenues from a base at $4 million to over $160 million annually. The company was awarded “Bottler of the Year” by The Coca-Cola Company for two consecutive years under his leadership based upon product quality and revenue growth. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Simpson was engaged in beverage projects on a consulting basis in Russia and Afghanistan. Mr. Simpson is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA from Columbia University School of Business.
Chief Operating Officer
Peter Spinner joined the Board of Directors of the Company in March 2014 and became the Chief Operating Officer of the Company in August 2014. He is the founder and managing director of Wyatts Torch Equity Partners LP, (“Wyatts”), a family business focused on public and private investments in the food and beverage industry. As General Partner and Portfolio Manager of Wyatts since 2011, Mr. Spinner is responsible for investing the assets of the Partnership. From 2009 until Wyatts was founded in 2011, Mr. Spinner was the managing partner of Ardent Asset Management, a money management firm based in New York City. From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Spinner was a portfolio manager and an equity analyst at Trellus Capital Management focusing on technology, media and telecommunications. During his tenure at Trellus Capital Management, assets under management expanded from $100 million to $2 billion. Prior thereto, Mr. Spinner has also previously served as an analyst and portfolio manager at Irvine Capital and Forstmann, Leff Associates. He began his career at Salomon Brothers Inc. in the equity trading division. Mr. Spinner received his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College and his MBA from Fordham University.