People: Jones Soda Co (JSDA.PK)

JSDA.PK on OTC Markets Group

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Fleming

66 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jennifer Cue

51 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Eric Chastain

44 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Mills Brown

62 2008 Independent Director

Richard Cautero

59 2011 Independent Director

Matthew Kellogg

49 2008 Independent Director

Susan Schreter

53 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Fleming

Mr. Michael M. Fleming serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Jones Soda Co., since June 27, 2012. 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. We believe Mr. Fleming is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because his experience as President and owner of two businesses as well as his legal background contribute legal expertise in matters of business and securities law.

Jennifer Cue

Ms. Jennifer L. Cue serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Jones Soda Co., since June 30, 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. We believe Ms. Cue is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because she brings first-hand knowledge of the Company's day-to-day operations as well as an understanding of the operational, financial and strategic issues facing our Company.

Eric Chastain

Mr. Eric C. Chastain is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He has been with the Company for nearly 13 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 where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.

Mills Brown

Mr. Mills A. Brown is Independent Director of Jones Soda Co. 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 in 1975. We believe Mr. Brown is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because his experience as a business co-founder, co-owner and co-operator contributes extensive business management and business development experience.

Richard Cautero

Mr. Richard V. Cautero serves as Independent Director of Jones Soda Co., since December 13, 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. We believe Mr. Cautero is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his deep understanding and experience in our industry sector as well as his track record of improving operating performance in the companies where he has worked.

Matthew Kellogg

Mr. Matthew K. Kellogg is Independent Director of Jones Soda Co. 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. We believe Mr. Kellogg is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because his experience as a business co-owner as well as his investment experience contribute extensive business management and business development expertise.

Susan Schreter

Ms. Susan A. Schreter is Independent Director of Jones Soda Co. 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). We believe Ms. Schreter is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because her experience as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of other companies and her background in the business and entrepreneurial fields contribute experience and knowledge in business finance and strategic planning

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Fleming

--

Jennifer Cue

105,000

Eric Chastain

105,000

Mills Brown

--

Richard Cautero

--

Matthew Kellogg

--

Susan Schreter

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014

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