Sharing Expertise, Resources (and Laughs) to Make Great Brands.

Why Dunn’s River?

Dunn’s River Brands takes its name from the beautiful area of Jamaica where four rivers flow together to form a majestic waterfall. We feel this is a perfect metaphor for our company. A place where multiple beverages can come together, share resources (and a lot of laughs) and combine to create something spectacular!

Leadership

William Meissner

William Meissner

Chief Executive Officer

Bill is an authority in all aspects of beverage – from brand building to organizational structure to finance and executive leadership. Bill is the former CEO of companies such as Jones Soda, Talking Rain (Sparkling Ice) and Genesis Today. His background includes senior posts at both Pepsi and Coke and was the driving force behind innovations such as NOS Energy Drinks, FUZE and SoBe Beverages.

Kevin McClafferty

Kevin McClafferty

President

Kevin is the quintessential sales machine. Following senior corporate positions with Nabisco and Sara Lee, Kevin turned his talents to the ready-to-drink beverage market, in this case smoothies with Bolthouse farms as VP of Sales. From there it was a steady climb up to Talking Rain, where he succeeded Meissner as CEO, to Marley Beverages, the first start up to do 1 million cases its first year to now Dunn’s River Brands.

 

Stuart Daley

Stuart Daley

EVP Operations

Stuart is a seasoned and accomplished expert in CPG operations from procurement, R&D, quality, engineering, internal and contract manufacturing through end to end supply chain. He has held executive operations roles within multi-billion dollar global companies (Cargill, ConAgra Foods and Kerry Group PLC), to mid-cap, through beverage start-up’s. Stuart’s beverage expertise was honed while at Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Lily of the Desert (SVP Operations and R&D) and beverage start-up Chameleon Cold Brew (SVP Operations) helping to lead not only Chameleon’s rapid growth but also its’ successful sale to Nestle’ in 2017.

The Dunn’s River Advantage

There are two things that a beverage company needs to grow:
  • Operational expertise and experience
  • Capital
Our partnership with Fireman Capital Partners perfectly combines our operational experience of building billion dollar beverage brands with an investment partner that helps consumer companies achieve long term success.

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