A University of Georgia graduate, Steve Pear began his career in 1992 with Coca Cola Enterprises. In 2007, he joined Coors Brewing Company as Vice President of National Sales. In 2009, Steve went back to Coca-Cola as SVP Sales/Operations for Odwalla and then promoted to President/GM in late 2012. He was responsible for overseeing 700 employees in 30 distribution facilities, a manufacturing plant and three co-packing operations. With 22-years in the corporate beverage industry as and executive there are a couple of things that attracted Steve to the opportunity of being CEO of Cheribundi. First, he wanted to take all the experience and knowledge he had amassed, bring all that to a small company, and make it bigger and second he wanted to be dedicated to a healthier, better-for-you product that provides a wide range of functional benefits to a wide range of people.