LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beyond Meat®, a leader in the plant-based protein industry, announces the appointment of Kathy N. Waller and Ned Segal as its newest board members and additions to the board’s audit committee.
“I am very pleased to welcome Kathy and Ned to our team,” said Ethan Brown, CEO & Founder of Beyond Meat. “We’re fortunate to have access to their expertise and backgrounds as financial stewards at Coca-Cola and Twitter, respectively. I look forward to working with Kathy and Ned as we further our mission to create The Future of Protein™ and pursue our goal of becoming a global protein company.”
“When we described the ideal candidates to join our board, we prioritized top-tier industry leaders with knowledge of CPG and experience with scaling businesses. We couldn’t have found two better candidates than Kathy and Ned,” said Seth Goldman, Executive Chairman of Beyond Meat.
Waller currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company, overseeing the company’s global commerce organization and representing the company to investors, lenders and rating agencies. She joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1987 as a senior accountant and has since grown to take on the most esteemed leadership roles within her division, spearheading the M&A, Investor Relations, Tax, Treasury, Audit, Account & Controls, Reporting & Analytics, Real Estate and Risk Management sectors of the business.
“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to be joining Beyond Meat,” said Kathy N. Waller. “The brand’s success can directly be attributed to their innovative, purpose-driven mission and I look forward to being a part of the enterprise’s continued success.”
Waller earned her BA and MBA degrees from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. In addition to her c-suite role, she was the founding chair of the Coca-Cola Company’s Women’s Leadership Council, she is a member of the Catalyst advisory board and a Certified Public Accountant.
Segal serves as Twitter’s Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for Twitter’s Finance, Real Estate & Workplace, and Corporate Development and Business Development functions, working closely with the executive team to drive growth at Twitter and help the company realize its purpose of serving the public conversation.
“The growth in the plant-based protein industry has been impressive and I’m excited to be a part of the Beyond Meat board to help the company through the opportunities ahead,” said Ned Segal. “I believe deeply in the company’s purpose, and I’ve been feeding our teenager Beyond Sausage for the past few months without him noticing the swap, so I’ve seen the likeability of the product firsthand.”
Segal earned his BS degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and previously held roles at Goldman Sachs and Intuit. In addition to his current role at Twitter, he is a Trustee of Town School for Boys.
ABOUT BEYOND MEAT
Based in Los Angeles, California, Beyond Meat is a privately held company founded in 2009 with a mission of building meat directly from plants. Spanning frozen and fresh, the Beyond Meat portfolio of cutting-edge plant-based proteins are sold at more than 32,000 retail and food service outlets nationwide. Investors include Bill Gates, actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio, Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, Kleiner Perkins, former McDonald's CEO Don Thompson, Honest Tea founder Seth Goldman, Humane Society of the United States, and Tyson Foods. To stay up to date on the latest, visit www.BeyondMeat.com and follow @BeyondMeat, #BeyondBurger and #FutureOfProtein on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.