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Mr. Paddy Spence

Wrong Paddy Spence?

Chief Executive Officer

Zevia LLC
10200 Culver Blvd.
Culver City , California 90232
United States

Company Description: Based in Seattle, Washington, Zevia LLC is the creator of the world's only all natural sugar free alternative to diet soda: ZEVIA┬« carbonated stevia supplement....   more

Employment History


  • M.B.A.
    Harvard Business School
  • A.B. magna cum laude
    Harvard College
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Untitled Document, 17 Aug 2012 [cached]
Paddy Spence
Paddy Spence CEO Zevia
Paddy Spence is an operating executive with 18 years of general management experience in the natural/organic consumer packaged goods industry. Mr. Spence is a recognized authority on health and wellness marketing and merchandising trends, and has helped numerous emerging brands leverage their success in specialty channels to successfully cross over into mainstream markets. Mr. Spence currently serves as a Chairman and CEO of Zevia, a line of zero-calorie sodas sweetened with stevia, and as Lead Independent Director of Physicians Formula (NASDAQ: FACE), a manufacturer and marketer of color cosmetics. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Spence was President of Levlad, a personal care manufacturer with revenues of $100 million. There he managed Levlad's contract manufacturing business, its natural personal care brand Nature's Gate, and development and manufacturing efforts on behalf of its sister company Arbonne International, a network marketing company focused on anti-aging skin care. He also served as a Director of Natural Products Group (NPG), the holding company comprising the Arbonne and Levlad businesses. He was part of a three-person management team that raised over $1 billion of capital and returned $600 million to shareholders on a $100 million equity investment within a two-year period. Before joining Levlad, Mr. Spence served as Chairman of SPINS, a leading provider of syndicated market research that he sold to private investors in 2004. In 1995, he founded SPINS to introduce sophisticated marketing information services to the rapidly growing health and wellness industry, and served as the company's Chief Executive Officer for eight years. Prior to founding SPINS, Mr. Spence served from 1992 to 1995 as Vice President, Sales & Marketing for the Kashi Company, a manufacturer of natural cereals based in La Jolla, CA. He has also held positions at Harvard Business School's Division of Research, the Center for Leadership and Career Studies at Emory University and United Parcel Service's International Marketing department. Mr. Spence holds an A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He resides in Los Angeles, and is an avid athlete, having completed over 40 triathlons and trained and competed in martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, Shotokan Karate and boxing.
Sales of ginkgo-an extract from the ..., 5 June 2011 [cached]
Sales of ginkgo-an extract from the leaves of the 200-million-year-old ginkgo tree, which has been shown in published studies to increase oxygen in the brain and ameliorate symptoms of Alzheimer's disease-jumped up by 22 percent within six months in 1996, according to Paddy Spence, president of SPINS, a San Francisco-based market research firm.
Natural Business News - News: Natural Products Expo 2006 News from the Floor, 31 Aug 2008 [cached]
Marty Hagge, energy bay whiz kid, who helped make Balance and Zone Perfect great success stories, joins new CEO Paddy Spence at Levlad/Natures Gate.
Paddy, for those who don't know, was the visionary who founded SPINS back in 1996, and gave me the best job I had in the industry, since this one, of course.
NCN News for October 1, 2010, 1 Oct 2010 [cached]
Northwood Ventures and Paddy Spence invests in Zevia
Zevia, a presenter at the NCN V investor meeting in San Francisco in October 2009 , announced that it received a strategic investment from Northwood Ventures and industry veteran Paddy Spence. Zevia is an all-natural, zero calorie soda, sweetened with stevia. Spence, who will take the role of Chairman and CEO at Zevia, was the founder of market research firm SPINS and previously held leadership positions at Kashi and Levlad/Nature's Gate.
NCN - Nutrition Capital Network Success Stories, 15 Aug 2010 [cached]
It was at NCN that ZEVIA made the connections bringing it to the attention of one of its future owners, industry veteran Paddy Spence, founder of the market research firm SPINS. Less than a year later, Northwood Ventures and Spence, a former executive at Kashi and Levlad/Nature's Gate, announced a substantial strategic investment in ZEVIA.
I met Paddy [Spence] as a result of connections I made at NCN.
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