Executive Officers

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Brian Kelley joined Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director in December 2012 from The Coca-Cola Company where he was named President of Coca-Cola Refreshments in September 2012. Most recently, he served as Chief Product Supply Officer, Coca Cola Refreshments. Prior to that, in his role as President of Coca-Cola’s North America Business Integration, he led the total integration of the acquisition of the North American assets of Coca-Cola Enterprises, combining Coca-Cola North America and Coca-Cola Enterprises’ North American operations into a new company, Coca-Cola Refreshments. Kelley joined Coca-Cola in 2007 as President and General Manager, Still Beverages and Supply Chain North America.

Prior to Coca-Cola, Kelley was President and Chief Executive of SIRVA, Inc. (formerly North American Van Lines), a $3.7 billion leading provider of relocation solutions to a well-established and diverse customer base around the world. His earlier experience includes Ford Motor Company, where he was President of its $13 billion Lincoln/Mercury division and The General Electric Company where he held roles of increasing responsibility until named Vice President and General Manager, Sales and Distribution at GE Appliances. Kelley began his career in sales and marketing at Procter & Gamble and over a period of years, worked his way up through brand management. Kelley is a graduate of College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in Economics.

Sonia Cudd was appointed Keurig Green Mountain's Corporate Secretary in March 2013 and has served as GMCR's Vice President, Associate General Counsel — Corporate since April 2012.

Sonia’s experience includes 18 years of corporate, securities and governance practice with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, McCormick & Company Incorporated as well as with the law firms Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. and Blank Rome L.L.P. She also served at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance. Prior to earning her law degree, Sonia worked as a financial analyst for Citicorp/Citibank.

Sonia earned her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School. She also holds a B.A. in Finance and a B.S. in Economics from Hood College for Women.


Michael Degnan was named Chief Legal Officer, Corporate General Counsel of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. as of March 31, 2013.  Previously, he served as GMCR's Vice President, Associate General Counsel — Operations since January 2011. 

Michael originally came to Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. through the acquisition of Keurig, Incorporated in 2006. He joined Keurig in 2004 as its Corporate Counsel, becoming Vice President, Corporate Counsel and Secretary in 2005 and adding the title of General Counsel shortly thereafter. His experience prior to GMCR includes 11 years in private practice focused on general corporate and transactional law for two Boston law firms, Rich May, a Professional Corporation, and Craig and Macauley Professional Corporation. Prior to earning his law degree in 1993, Michael worked as a banking officer for Bank of New England Corporation.

Michael earned his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. He also holds a Bachelor of Science, Finance from Boston College

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Gérard Geoffrion was named President, International Business Development for Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. in October 2012. Previously he served as President of Keurig Green Mountain's Canadian business unit. He joined the Company in December 2010 through the acquisition of Van Houtte and was previously Van Houtte's President and CEO.

Gérard joined Van Houtte in 1995 and held a number of positions during his tenure including Executive Vice President and CFO and Vice President, Corporate Development. Prior to Van Houtte, Gérard was Director of Development and eventually Vice President, Research and Planning at Unigesco, a holding company specializing in distribution, retailing and food. Earlier he joined CÉGIR consultants and was Director of Development for Nouveler, a holding company specializing in new energies and energy conservation. He started his professional career at Québec Cartier, a mining company, in the industrial engineering department.

Gérard holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from l'École Polytechnique de Montréal and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Sherbrooke. He serves on the boards of renowned organ builder Casavant Frères Inc. and The Pacific Path Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development, implementation and promotion of programs related to conflict resolution and psychosocial problem prevention.


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Stephen L. Gibbs has served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. since August 2011. In this role he is responsible for leading the Company's accounting operations including financial reporting, accounting, tax, financial systems, policies and controls.

Prior to joining Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Steve served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Scientific Games Corporation from April 2006 to August 2011 and Vice President of Finance for Scientific Games Racing from April 2005 to March 2006. He served as Manager of Accounting Research for The Coca-Cola Company from September 2004 to March 2005 and as Controller for TRX, Inc. from May 2004 to August 2004. Prior to that time, Steve served nine years in public accounting with the firms of Arthur Andersen LLP and Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Linda Longo-Kazanova is currently Chief Human Resources Officer for Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. In this role she has responsibility for all aspects of global human resources including talent acquisition and development, compensation and benefits, culture and workplace environment, and internal communications. 

Linda has a diversified global background within multiple industries, including consumer packaged goods, transportation, information services and insurance. 

Prior to joining Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Linda was Vice President, Human Resources and Medical for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, later acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Linda previously held leadership positions including Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Business Optimization for ProQuest Company- previously Bell & Howell Company; Senior Vice President, Human Resources- North America for Information Resources, Inc.; and global Director of Management and Organization Development with Kraft General Foods. Linda’s early career experience included Montgomery Ward and Allstate Insurance Company.

Linda holds B.S. and Masters degrees from the University of Delaware, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University.

Robert (Bob) P. Ostyniec joined GMCR as Chief Product Supply Officer in August 2013 where he is responsible for global product supply including logistics, procurement and responsible sourcing, as well as the efficiency, quality, safety and environmental management of the Company's manufacturing processes.

Bob joins Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. from H.J. Heinz Company, where he served as Senior Vice President, Global Chief Supply Chain Officer and Quality & Chief Risk Officer since February 2010.  Bob served 10 years at H.J. Heinz Company where he held progressively responsible positions in global supply chain management. He was Chief Supply Chain officer of North America from May 2005 to Jan 2010 and Group Vice President Consumer Products-Product Supply from July 2003 to April 2005. Prior to joining Heinz, he spent more than 17 years with General Electric and Stanley Tools in various manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain roles. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from Shippensburg University

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Fran has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. since October 2003, and as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company since April 2003. Fran worked as a financial consultant with various food manufacturers and food retailers from July 2001 to April 2003, including the position of Interim Chief Financial Officer for Wild Oats Markets, Inc., from July 2001 to December 2001. Fran served as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary for Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc., from April 1989 to August 2000. From September 1982 to March 1989, Fran practiced public accounting and auditing with Coopers & Lybrand LLC, and earned her CPA (inactive). She graduated cum laude with a BS in business administration (accounting) from the University of Vermont School of Business.

Recent Stock Transactions by Frances Rathke
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Mar 25, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 333 54.93
Mar 22, 2013 Option Execute 624 n/a
Mar 7, 2013 Automatic Sell 20,000 50.00
Mar 7, 2013 Option Execute 20,000 2.95
Feb 1, 2013 Automatic Sell 20,000 45.48
Feb 1, 2013 Option Execute 20,000 2.95
Dec 31, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 107,523 n/a
Nov 29, 2011 Option Execute 55,350 1.75 - 1.78
Aug 5, 2011 Automatic Sell 337,500 96.87
Aug 5, 2011 Option Execute 337,500 1.59
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Sylvain Toutant was appointed President of Keurig Green Mountain's Canadian business unit in October 2012. He joined the Company in December 2010 through the acquisition of Van Houtte and previously served as Chief Operating Officer of its Canadian business unit. Sylvain joined Van Houtte in July 2008 as President, Retail.

 Sylvain’s prior experience includes his role as President and CEO of state-owned retailer Société des alcools du Québec from 2004 to 2007. From 1987 to 2003 he had roles of increasing responsibility in marketing and business development with Groupe Val Royal, the renovation product retailer behind Réno-Dépôt including Vice President, Marketing; President and CEO of Réno-Dépôt; and  President and CEO of San Francisco Boutiques following the company’s takeover by Rona Group at the end of 2003. Sylvain’s early career included positions at General Motors of Canada and Publicité Martin.

Sylvain holds a business degree from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. He serves on the boards of the Fondation P.H. Desrosiers, as well as the board of Quebec Society For Disabled Children

John Whoriskey was appointed President, U.S. Sales and Marketing in December 2013.  In this role, he is responsible for leading the Company’s United States sales and marketing strategy to ensure the Company’s continued performance in the region.

John has over a decade of service with the Company, having held various leadership and general management roles within the Keurig® At Home and Commercial Operations teams, most recently as President, U.S. Sales.  Prior to joining the Company in 2002, John spent more than 25 years in Marketing and Operations leadership roles with Fetco Home Décor, Optelec, Inc., Honeywell Consumer Products, First Years, Inc., and Polaroid Corp. 

He holds an M.B.A. and B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Boston College.

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