Vancouver / BC. (ebg) Eat Beyond Global Holdings Inc., an investment issuer focused on the global plant-based and alternative food sector, is announcing that Michael Owen has joined the Eat Beyond investment committee.
Owen has over 30 years of experience and is a senior marketing and sales executive. He has held leadership positions in a range of companies focused on consumer packaged goods, with leadership experience in marketing, sales, and supply chain. He spent over 10 years as a partner at Crombie Kennedy, a leading Canadian sales agency, which was acquired by Advantage Solutions in 2010. With Advantage Solutions, Owen played an instrumental role doubling EBITDA as VP Business Development, responsible for creating innovative sales and supply chain solutions for leading brands across multiple categories during the 5 years post-acquisition.
Prior to this, he held marketing and sales positions with Robin Hood Multifoods Inc., Unilever, Nestle, and Mars Incorporated, where he was CMO of the Uncle Ben’s Rice U.S. division. Previously Owen has enjoyed entrepreneurial success including ownership of the Duncan Hines brand in Canada and participation in several food company startups. Owen is also an advisory board member for Nature Bio Foods, India’s largest exporter of organic foods and ingredients.
«Eat Beyond is focused on an area that I consider to be one of the most exciting in the consumer packaged goods, and food space in general. Consumers are seeking healthier, smarter, plant-based, and non-traditional products,» said Michael Owen. «I believe that my extensive operating experience in sales and marketing can add tremendous value and insight to the Eat Beyond portfolio.»
Owen joins Lloyd Lockhart, Diane Jang, and Allen Linder on the investment committee, rounding out the team with his marketing and sales expertise. The investment committee works to scout and select companies for the Eat Beyond portfolio, and is also hands-on, working closely with the Eat Beyond portfolio companies to support their success.
«We are active in supporting our portfolio companies, helping them to navigate growth and connecting them to industry contacts and resources,» said Patrick Morris, CEO of Eat Beyond. «Owen is a terrific candidate for the investment committee, with his exceptional track record and breadth of experience in marketing, sales, and growth for consumer packaged goods. We are thrilled to welcome him to the team.»
The Company further announces a grant of 100,000 stock options of the Company to Owen, exercisable at $0.71 expiring 5 years from the date of grant, subject to regulatory approval.
The Company is also pleased to announce that its common shares were accepted for listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE) under the trading symbol (988). The Company’s common shares are now cross-listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) and the FSE.