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Monster Beverage Corp (MNST.OQ)

MNST.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rodney Sacks

67 2015 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Hilton Schlosberg

64 2016 President, Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Secretary

Thomas Kelly

63 1992 Senior Vice President - Finance, Controller and Secretary of MEC

Mark Hall

61 2017 Director

Kathy Waller

59 2015 Director

Norman Epstein

76 1992 Independent Director

Gary Fayard

65 2015 Independent Director

Benjamin Polk

66 1990 Independent Director

Sydney Selati

78 2004 Independent Director

Harold Taber

78 1992 Independent Director

Mark Vidergauz

63 1998 Lead Independent Director

Roger Pondel

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Rodney Sacks

Mr. Rodney Cyril Sacks is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Monster Beverage Corporation. He is Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Executive Committee”) since October 1992. Chairman of the Board of Directors and a director of Monster Energy Company (“MEC”). Mr. Sacks has led the Company for over 27 years and has extensive experience in the food and beverage industry. Mr. Sacks has detailed knowledge and valuable perspective and insights regarding our business and has responsibility for development and implementation of our business strategy.

Hilton Schlosberg

Mr. Hilton H. Schlosberg is Vice Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Secretary of the Company. He is Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors since October 1992. Vice Chairman, President, Chief Financial Officer and a director of MEC. Mr. Schlosberg has held senior leadership positions with the Company for over 27 years, has been the Company’s Chief Financial Officer for 21 years and has extensive experience in the food and beverage industry. Mr. Schlosberg has a high level of financial literacy, and his day-to-day supervision of business operations and co-leadership with Mr. Sacks brings valuable insight to the Board. Mr. Schlosberg has detailed knowledge and valuable perspective and insights regarding our business and has responsibility for development and implementation of our business strategy.

Thomas Kelly

Mr. Thomas J. Kelly is Senior Vice President - Finance, Controller and Secretary of MEC., subsidiary of Monster Beverage Corporation. In his position as Senior Vice President Finance, Mr. Kelly frequently reports directly to the Executive Committee and our Board of Directors. Prior to joining MEC, Mr. Kelly served as controller for California Copackers Corporation. Mr. Kelly is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and has worked in the beverage business for over 31 years.

Mark Hall

Mr. Mark J. Hall is Director of the Company. He is Employee of MEC focusing on ideation, design and development of new products from May 1, 2017. Chief Marketing Officer of MEC from January 2015 to May 1, 2017, Chief Brand Officer of MEC from January 2014 to December 2014, and President of the Monster Beverage Division from January 2007 to December 2013. Mr. Hall joined MEC in 1997 as a Senior Vice President. Prior to joining MEC, Mr. Hall was employed by the Arizona Beverage Co. as Vice President of Sales, where he was responsible for sales and distribution of products through a national network of beer distributors and soft drink bottlers in the United States. Mr. Hall has detailed knowledge of and valuable perspectives and insights into both our business and the beverage business in general.

Kathy Waller

Ms. Kathy N. Waller is Director of the Company. She is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Coca-Cola Company from April 2014 to the present. Ms. Waller joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1987 as a Senior Accountant in the Accounting Research Department and has served in a number of accounting and finance roles of increasing responsibility. From July 2004 to August 2009, Ms. Waller served as Chief of Internal Audit. In December 2005, she was elected a Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company and in August 2009 she was elected Controller. In August 2013, she became Vice President, Finance and Controller of The Coca-Cola Company, assuming additional responsibilities for corporate treasury, corporate tax and finance capabilities. Ms. Waller also serves on the board of directors of Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V., from April 2014 and on the board of directors of Delta Airlines, Inc. from July 2015. Ms. Waller has a strong background in accounting and finance as well as substantial business and leadership experience in the beverage industry.

Norman Epstein

Mr. Norman C. Epstein is an Independent Director of Monster Beverage Corp., since June 1992. Mr. Epstein is member of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Compensation Committee”) since June 1992, member of the Nominating Committee since September 2004 and member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Audit Committee”) since September 1997. Mr. Epstein has served as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee since September 1997. Mr. Epstein served as Chairman of the Audit Committee from September 1997 to February 27, 2015. Director of MEC from July 1992 to February 2016. Managing Director of Cheval Property Finance PLC, a mortgage finance company based in London, England from 1997 to 2006. Director of Clermont Consultants UK Ltd. from 1997 to April 2013. Director of Spring Finance UK, a UK mortgage lender from July 2012 to the present. Partner with Moore Stephens, an international accounting firm, from 1974 to December 1996 (Senior Partner beginning in 1989 and the Managing Partner of Moore Stephens, New York from 1993 until 1995). Mr. Epstein has a strong background in accounting and finance as well as substantial experience in public company accounting. Mr. Epstein has substantial experience serving on boards, both the Company’s and others, and has experience in other industries, which allows him to bring additional perspective to the Board. Mr. Epstein is a Chartered Accountant (UK).

Gary Fayard

Mr. Gary P. Fayard is an Independent Director of Monster Beverage Corporation. He is a member of the Audit Committee since February 2016. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Coca-Cola Company from February 2003 to April 2014. Mr. Fayard joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1994, and in July 1994, he was elected Vice President and Controller, a position he held until December 1999 when he was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Fayard has also served on the board of directors of Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V., the largest bottler in the world of Coca-Cola trademark beverages by unit case volume operating in territories in Mexico, Central and South America and the Philippines, from 2004 to March 2016 and on the board of directors of Genuine Parts Company from 2014 to the present. Mr. Fayard has a strong background in accounting and finance as well as substantial business and leadership experience in the beverage industry.

Benjamin Polk

Mr. Benjamin M. Polk is an Independent Director of the Company. He was Assistant Secretary of MEC from October 1992 to February 2016 and a director of MEC from July 1992 to February 2016. Partner with Veritas Capital, a private equity firm, since July 2011. Director of Aeroflex Holding Corp. from November 2012 to September 2014. Director of CPI International, Inc. from October 2012 to the present. Director of Truven Health Analytics, Inc. from October 2012 to April 7, 2016. Mr. Polk was a partner with the law firm of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP from May 2004 to July 2011 and prior to that, a partner with the law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP, where Mr. Polk practiced law with that firm and its predecessor firm, from August 1976 to May 2004. Mr. Polk has gained detailed knowledge of the Company during his service as a director since 1990 and as outside counsel from 1990 to July 2011. Mr. Polk has extensive experience in matters relating to mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance.

Sydney Selati

Mr. Sydney Selati is an Independent Director of Monster Beverage Corporation. He is a member of the Audit Committee since September 2004, member of the Compensation Committee since March 2007 and member of the Nominating Committee since April 2009. Mr. Selati was named Chairman of the Audit Committee on February 27, 2015. Mr. Selati has been a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the San Diego Jewish Community Foundation since July 2010 and has been Chairman of the board of directors of the San Diego Jewish Community Foundation since July 2016. Mr. Selati was a director of Barbeques Galore Ltd. from 1997 to 2005 and was President and Chairman of the board of directors of The Galore Group (U.S.A.), Inc. from 1988 to 2005. Mr. Selati was President of Sussex Group Limited from 1984 to 1988. Mr. Selati has extensive experience as a chief executive and board member of companies in other industries, which allows him to bring additional perspective to the board. Mr. Selati is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa).

Harold Taber

Mr. Harold C. Taber, Jr., is an Independent Director of Monster Beverage Corporation. He is a member of the Audit Committee since April 2000, member of the Compensation Committee from April 2009 to March 2017 and member of the Nominating Committee since September 2004. Mr. Taber was appointed by the Board of Directors to be Chairman of the Nominating Committee in April 2009. Mr. Taber worked for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles in various positions from 1976 to 1987, including Group President, West Region. President and Chief Executive Officer of MEC from July 1992 to June 1997. Consultant for The Joseph Company from October 1997 to March 1999 and for Costa Macaroni Manufacturing Company from July 2000 to January 2002. Executive Assistant to the Dean at the Biola University School of Business from July 2002 to January 2015. Mr. Taber has extensive knowledge of the Company’s historical and current operations and brings leadership and management skills to the Board.

Mark Vidergauz

Mr. Mark S. Vidergauz is an Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is member of the Compensation Committee since June 1998, member of the Audit Committee from April 2000 through May 2004, and Lead Independent Director since March 2014. Chief Executive Officer of The Sage Group LLC, an investment banking firm, from April 2000 to the present. The Sage Group, LLC provides merger, acquisition and capital formation advisory services to a wide range of companies in the consumer sector. Managing Director at the Los Angeles office of ING Barings LLC, a diversified financial service institution headquartered in the Netherlands, from April 1995 to April 2000. Mr. Vidergauz brings strong merger and acquisition, corporate finance, corporate governance and leadership experience to the board.

Roger Pondel

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Rodney Sacks

12,029,000

Hilton Schlosberg

11,995,800

Thomas Kelly

1,817,300

Mark Hall

4,092,570

Kathy Waller

225,065

Norman Epstein

265,065

Gary Fayard

233,398

Benjamin Polk

225,065

Sydney Selati

267,565

Harold Taber

265,065

Mark Vidergauz

252,565

Roger Pondel

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As Of  31 Dec 2016