DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fresh off raising $15 million in Series B funding and now bringing a new, plastic-free drinking water experience to thousands of hotels, gyms, schools, and concert venues in nearly 50 states, FloWater today announces the hiring of Colorado native, Sandi Garcia, CPA, as Controller.
With more than a dozen years of experience at accounting’s ‘Big 8’ firm, Arthur Andersen, Garcia is set to build out the financial infrastructure and data systems needed to keep pace with FloWater’s continuing explosive growth. She has also held key positions in finance for OceansideTen Management, Inc. and Tempo Financial Holdings Corp and UNAVCO, Inc.
A lifelong Colorado resident, Garcia graduated cum laude from CU Boulder, served as Chief Financial Officer at both the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Community College of Denver and as a volunteer Director for Denver’s Five Star Education Foundation.
“I am thrilled to be a part of FloWater’s mission to provide an innovative platform for safe, plastic-free drinking water,” says Garcia. “A healthier planet and healthier lifestyles for all of us are at the top of my own passion list.”
“Sandi is a great addition to our leadership team. Her hands-on and strategic experience in finance will be invaluable as we move to the next level and beyond,” adds FloWater Co-founder and CEO, Rich Razgaitis.
Connecting to any potable water line, FloWater Refill Stations extract up to 99.9% of all contaminants and harsh chemicals, including lead and chromium 6, and delivers fast-flowing, purified and chilled water that has also been oxygenated, alkalized and revitalized with electrolytes and trace minerals for better hydration. A coconut carbon filter ‘finishes’ the water for a better taste. FloWater is working with the likes of Google, Red Bull, prAna, Oneill, Play Station, Specialized Bikes, Alaska Airlines, YMCA and the Oakland International Airport, as well as with thousands of hotels, gyms, schools, and concert venues in nearly 50 states on a new drinking water experience—one without plastic waste and toxins. Since its launch in 2013, FloWater has eliminated the need for more than 100-million plastic water bottles. FloWater recently secured $15 million in Series B investment to fuel its growth.