Ethan Brown

Co-Founder at Beyond Meat, Inc.

Ethan Brown

Ethan Brown

Co-Founder at Beyond Meat, Inc.

Biography

Ethan Brown

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ethan Brown is the founder of Beyond Meat and has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since our inception in 2009. He also served as our Secretary since our inception to September 2018. Mr. Brown began his career with a focus on clean energy and the environment, serving as an energy analyst for the National Governors’ Center for Best Practices. He then joined Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP), a hydrogen fuel-cell company where he worked for several years, being promoted from an entry-level manager to reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer before leaving to found Beyond Meat. Mr. Brown also created and opened a center for fuel reformation and has held several industry positions, including Vice Chairman of the Board at The National Hydrogen Association and Secretary of the United States Fuel Cell Council. He is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and, along with Beyond Meat, is the recipient of the United Nation’s highest environmental accolade, Champion of the Earth (2018). Mr. Brown holds a MBA from Columbia University and an MPP with a focus on Environment from the University of Maryland. We believe Mr. Brown’s strategic vision for the company and his expertise in technology and business operations makes him qualified to serve on our board.

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Career Highlights

Ballard Power Systems Inc.
Beyond Meat, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

281

Number of Boards

2

Birthday

1971

Age

48

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Chief Executive Officer, Founder at Cleveland Avenue LLC

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Haas Executive Fellow at University of California Berkeley - Haas School of Business

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Co-Founder at Honest Tea, Inc.

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Managing General Partner at UGVP Management LLC

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Managing Partner at GreatPoint Ventures, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at Beyond Meat, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer at Beyond Meat, Inc.

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Founder at NEXON

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General Counsel & Secretary at Beyond Meat, Inc.

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Future Chief Marketing Officer at Beyond Meat, Inc. (Effective 01/2020)

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Co-Founder at Beyond Meat, Inc.
Education

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

Career History
Co-Founder
2009 - Current

Beyond Meat, Inc. engages in the provision of plant-based meats. Its products include ready-to-cook meat under the brands The Beyond Burger and Beyond Sausage; and frozen meat namely Beyond Chicken Strips and Beyond Beef Crumbles. The company was founded by Ethan Walden Brown and Brent Taylor in 2009 and is headquartered in El Segundo, CA.

Chief Executive Officer
Prior

Ballard Power Systems, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and service of fuel cell products for a variety of applications. It focuses on power product markets of heavy duty motive, portable power, material handling, and backup power, as well as the delivery of technology solutions. The company was founded on November 12, 2008 and is headquartered in Burnaby, Canada.

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Beyond Meat, Inc. engages in the provision of plant-based meats. Its products include ready-to-cook meat under the brands The Beyond Burger and Beyond Sausage; and frozen meat namely Beyond Chicken Strips and Beyond Beef Crumbles. The company was founded by Ethan Walden Brown and Brent Taylor in 2009 and is headquartered in El Segundo, CA.

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Events
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Laguna Niguel, CA, United States
2013 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN

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Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel-Dana Point, CA
2013 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN

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