Todd Gibson

CEO, Director & Board Chair

Mr. Gibson is an accomplished beverage industry entrepreneur, with over 26 years of experience as an innovator, business builder, and sales leader. Mr. Gibson is regarded as an execution leader in the beverage industry. Mr. Gibson was distribution manager at Hansen’s Energy, (better known as Monster Energy) who sold the first energy drinks in the US marketplace.

Mr. Gibson served in various roles at South Beach Beverage Company (SoBe) prior to the sale of the brand to Pepsi Co. After the sale of SoBe to Pepsi Co., Mr. Gibson served as an employee partner and EVP of Sales at Fuze & Nos Beverage company.

During his tenure thru the sales to Coca Cola. After guiding Fuze & Nos Beverage company to a successful sale to the Coca Cola Company, from 2007 to 2010, Mr. Gibson assumed the role of Division VP and General Manager for the Still Beverage group, a newly formed organization within the Coca Cola Company. In this role, Mr. Gibson’s responsibilities included divisional corporate management, distributor and retailer relations, marketing and execution.

During his time at Coca Cola he led the sales and field marketing teams to provide thought leadership, brand marketing and P&L responsibilities for a significant portfolio, within the Coca Cola Company, exceeding $1.5 Billion in revenue. He managed a team of over 500 field managers and 112 distribution partners. Following the sale of the beverage businesses and his time at Coca Cola, Mr. Gibson joined Vintage Tech Recyclers in 2010, a private company founded by Karrie Gibson in 2005, and served as the Executive VP of Sales and Marketing and a member of Vintage Tech Recyclers’ board of directors until 2015.

Karrie Gibson

COO & Director

Ms. Gibson is an award‐winning entrepreneur with over ten years of experience as founder and CEO of Vintage Tech Recyclers (VT), a private company. VT was an award‐winning, certified woman‐owned asset recovery and electronics recycling firm that services were offered nationwide in the US marketplace.

The company became the third largest electronic recycling company in the U.S. by the time Ms. Gibson sold the company in 2015.

As CEO, from 2005 to 2015, she built and led a talented and dedicated team of over 300 employees, successfully wrote and won seven grants to fund the business, served as an advisor and lobbied for new e‐scrap legislation in several states, created over 1,000 government hosted consumer collection sites, implemented a full service fleet, managed 1,000’s of staged trailers, chosen by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency to host the launch of the Sustainable Material Management Electronics Challenge at Vintage Tech Recyclers’ HQ, recycled over 1B pounds of materials, and truly became an expert in the e‐scrap recycling industry creating a positive impact for the team and the environment.

Ms. Gibson previously served as Vice Chairman of the Board & Member of the Executive Committee‐ The BBB of Chicago, from 2010 to 2018, and served as a member of the board of Vintage Tech Recyclers, VTKK LLC, Illinois Recycling Association from 2019 to 2013, and The Habitat for Humanity of Illinois from 2010 to 2012.

Carl Sweat


Carl Sweat is an American entrepreneur and business leader with over 30 years’ experience creating and growing brands spanning the food & beverage and medical device industries. In 2020, Mr. Sweat co‐founded a medical device private company, ThermaMEDx LLC, where he serves as co‐CEO with a team of doctors, researchers and industry veterans on a mission to provide an accessible and effective treatment to address Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, the primary cause for Dry Eye Disease among over 340 million adults.

Mr. Sweat formerly served as Global CMO for HOA Restaurants, a private company, from 2015 to 2020, and also served as President and CEO at The FRS Company, a privately held California beverage and supplement company that produces healthy alternatives to traditional energy drinks. Prior to joining FRS, Mr. Sweat served as Senior VP of Global Beverage at Starbucks after 22 years with The Coca‐Cola Company. His final position at Coca‐Cola was President and General Manager of the acquired FUZE Beverage Company, from 2007 to 2009.

Andy Dratt


Mr. Dratt is an experienced food industry executive and leader of commercial and technical teams, with a proven track record of building teams, designing go‐to‐market strategies, identifying and exploiting meaningful points of differentiation, and growing the businesses he’s worked for. From 2010 to present, Andy has served as Chief Commercial Officer of Imbibe, a private industry‐leading beverage development company in Chicago.

For the last 2 years, Andy also serves as an Operating Partner for Shore Capital Partners, a Chicago‐based private equity firm. He also sits on the board of directors for Old World Spice, and is the lead independent director for BevSource, both Shore Capital portfolio companies. Mr. Dratt has an MBA in management – earned in French – from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris while working for Slim Fast in Paris, and has an undergraduate degree in Economics and Business French from the University of Illinois. Andy is a frequent speaker at food industry events, including Supply Side West, Research Chefs Association, Beverage Forum, and the Prepared Foods New Products Conference.

Rose Zanic


Ms. Zanic has over 24 years’ experience in the capital markets. She is self‐employed as president of RCF Advisors Ltd., a private company that provides corporate finance consulting services to public and private companies. From January 1997 until July 2016, Ms. Zanic worked with Wolverton Securities Ltd. where she was Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance in charge of the firm’s corporate finance and syndication department.

She is currently a director or officer of several public and private companies. Ms. Zanic holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia in 1991. Since September 2016, Ms. Zanic has been a member of the TSXV’s Vancouver Local Advisory Committee.