Seth Goldman, President and TeaEO, Honest Tea
Monday, September 27, 2010 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
About Seth Goldman:
Seth Goldman is President and TeaEO of Honest Tea. Over the past ten years the company has thrived as consumers have shifted toward healthier and more sustainable diets. In 2008 The Coca-Cola Company purchased a minority interest in Honest Tea, fueling further growth as Honest becomes the first organic and Fair Trade brand to move into the world's largest beverage distribution system.
An entrepreneur at heart, Seth started with lemonade stands and newspaper routes, created a non-profit urban service corps, and nearly pursued a prize-winning biotechnology idea before he started Honest Tea in his kitchen in 1998. Since then, the company has initiated community-based partnerships with suppliers in India, South Africa and Argentina and has created marketing partnerships with City Year, Terracycle, the GM Saturn VUE Greenline Hybrid and Jamis Bikes. In addition to being named one of The Better World Shopping Guide's "ten best companies on the planet based on their overall social and environmental record," Honest Tea recently received Greenopia.com's coveted 4-Leaf Rating as "the greenest beverage company."
Before launching Honest Tea, Seth worked at Calvert Group, managing the marketing and sales efforts for the nation's largest family of socially responsible mutual funds. His previous work includes managing a corporate initiative to combat child labor for the Calvert Foundation, directing an AmeriCorps demonstration project in Baltimore and serving as Senator Lloyd Bentsen's Deputy Press Secretary for two-and-a-half years. Before that, he worked in Beijing and Moscow.
He is a graduate of Harvard College (1987) and the Yale School of Management (1995). In 2009, Seth was the recipient of Net Impact’s 2009 Member Achievement Award. He is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and was named Ernst & Young's 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Mid-Atlantic region.