Beyond Meat Appoints Phil Hardin CFO

Past Meat appointed Phil Hardin as its new finance chief. Hardin joins the plant-dependent meat

Past Meat appointed Phil Hardin as its new finance chief. Hardin joins the plant-dependent meat maker from Amazon, in which he worked for 15 decades in finance and investor relations across numerous organization units. 

Hardin was most lately vice president of finance for Amazon Promoting and held other management roles, which includes director of finance for EU client fulfillment, director of investor relations for Amazon.com, and director of finance for Kindle content material and digital subsidiaries. He will be part of the corporation up coming thirty day period.

The corporation also named Deanna Jurgens as its chief growth officer and Margaret Trask as chief folks officer. 

“In every single circumstance, we done in depth queries to detect best-in-course talent and I could not be much more pleased with the outcome,” said Ethan Brown, president and CEO of Past Meat. “Whether Deanna’s extremely prosperous client-concentrated management at PepsiCo, Jackie’s outstanding track file of making groups and increasing the bar at JAFRA, or Phil’s long tenure of strategic investing for outsized long term growth at Amazon, now we have place in position important associates of the workforce to help drive the organization towards our aim of remaining tomorrow’s world wide protein corporation.” 

Hardin replaces previous CFO Mark Nelson, who retired on May well five but will keep on being as a advisor right until May well five, 2023. Nelson joined the corporation as its CFO in December 2015 and performed a important job in Past Meat’s blockbuster public listing in 2019. 

Nelson has arrive below query just after remaining named in a fraud claims lawsuit submitted by previous Past Meat supplier Don Lee Farms. Past Meat countersued Don Lee Farms and a trial is scheduled for later this calendar year. 

“We will show our assert that Past Meat misappropriated our trade strategies to manufacture the Past Burger and other products and solutions. We will show the breach of the unique offer settlement and fraud assert dedicated by Mr. Nelson and some others,” said Donald Goodman, president of Don Lee Farms.

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