Joe welcomes John Fieldly, the CEO of Celsius, to the podcast this week. If you work long hours, study all night or work out regularly, you’ve probably sampled an energy drink, but have you ever wondered how a small beverage startup could cut through the noise and colossal competition in that space to succeed. John talks about the company’s red-hot growth and what it’s like playing the role of David in a world of energy drink Goliaths.
About John Fieldly:
With an extensive consumer goods background, John Fieldly, is a results-driven executive with over 20 years of broad financial and operational experience. In April of 2018, Fieldly was named Celsius Holdings Inc.’s CEO. Prior to that, he served as the company’s CFO since 2012. Since beginning his accelerated career at (NASDAQ: CELH) in 2012, John has demonstrated a proven track record of driving robust business results and shareholder value. In his current role as CEO, Fieldly uses his strong background in financial leadership and operational expertise to focus on maximizing resources to drive revenue, corporate efficiencies, and shareholder value.
Fieldly began his career in retail within the food/drug/mass (FDM) channel through various leadership roles with the Eckerd Corporation. His work included sales training, merchandising, impulse sales strategy, and quality control. Fieldly supported the acquisition to CVS in 2004. At the time, Eckerd had more than 2,800 stores nationwide.
Between 2004 and 2012 – and prior to joining Celsius Holdings Inc. – Fieldly held a leadership role at Lebhar-Friedman, where he was responsible for business planning, financial reporting, and overseeing financial operations. He also worked for Oragenics, Inc. (OGEN), where he was responsible for all their finance functions, including financial planning, public reporting requirements and optimizing operational efficiencies, and implementing procurement strategies to maximize operations.
Mr. Fieldly is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida and a graduate of the University of South Florida, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Married with two children, John and his family reside in Boca Raton, FL, where Celsius Holdings Inc. is headquartered.
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