Chairman of the Board
Mr. Casey was a co-founder of Stryve and has served as its Chairman of its Board since its inception. He founded and served as the CEO of Dymatize from 1993 to 2014 until its sale to Post Holdings in 2014. Mr. Casey has served as the CEO and Founder of DryBev Inc., a manufacturer of branded and private label nutritional supplements, since July 2011. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Emerge Clinical Solutions LLC, a cloud based SaaS software for medical provider networks since May 2017, and Dynamic Pharmaceuticals Inc., a private label pharmaceutical manufacturing company since October 2005. Mr. Casey holds a BA from Tulane University.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Boever was responsible for Hain Celestial North America, where he led sales, marketing and innovation transformations. Mr. Boever spent more than 30 years as executive in the consumer packaged foods industry, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer and President of Food Service at Pinnacle Foods Corp. Prior to Pinnacle, he was Senior Vice President of Consumer Products at ConAgra Foods, and prior to that was Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Hormel Foods Corp. He is a passionate mentor, coach and instills an engaging company culture that inspires teams to collaborate as a focused unit, while attaining peak performance. Boever received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater along with continuing education programs at University of Southern California, Stanford University and the University of Minnesota. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Snack it Forward and the Food Marketing Institute.
Mr. Christenson has served as a director of Stryve since October 2021 and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Champion Petfoods, a role he’s held since July 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Christenson served as the Chief Financial Officer of multiple companies where he led all financial, accounting and IT functions, including Amplify Snack Brands, WhiteWave Foods and Oberto Brands. He also spent 14 years at Kraft Foods in several leadership roles. Mr. Christenson holds a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Providence College. He is an experienced executive with a history of building brands, delivering growth and driving profitability.
Mauricio Orellana has served as a director of Stryve since July 2021. Since 2013, Mr. Orellana has served as a financial consultant to companies in Latin America in the media, infrastructure and services sectors. From August 2015 to March 2018, Mr. Orellana served as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of Andina II. From 2005 to 2013, Mr. Orellana was a Managing Director at Stephens Inc., a private investment banking firm. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Orellana was a Vice President and Managing Director at Cori Capital Partners, L.P., a financial services firm. Prior to this, he served as Investment Officer for Emerging Markets Partnership and Inter-American Investment Corporation, each private investment firms. Mr. Orellana received a degree in electrical engineering from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and an M.B.A. from the Instituto de Education Superior de Administracion.
Robert “Bo” D. Ramsey III
Lead Independent Director
Mr. Ramsey has served as a director of Stryve since April 2019. He has served as the Chief Investment Officer for Oxford Financial Group, Ltd. since February 2021. Prior to joining Oxford, he served as Co-Chief Investment Officer at Pendyne Capital, LLC from February 2020 through February 2021, where he managed alternative investment portfolios, after having worked there since October 2017. Prior to his time at Pendyne Capital, Mr. Ramsey was Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Indiana Public Retirement System from July 2016 through October 2017 after having worked there since April 2012. Mr. Ramsey received his Bachelor of Science and his MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He received his J.D. from Indiana University McKinney School of Law, where he graduated cum laude. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. Mr. Ramsey is a Board Member and Investment Committee Member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Foundation, an Advisory Board Member of Pacenote Capital, LLC and a Board Member of Top Echelon Software.
Mr. Vivian has served as a director of Stryve since April 2018. Prior to such time, he worked for 32 years for Pepsi Co., retiring in May 2018 after serving as its Senior Vice President of National Sales since January 2012 and the Division Vice President for Frito Lay from January 2002 through January 2012. Mr. Vivian has a BBA from Western Michigan.
B. Luke Weil
Mr. Weil has served as a director of Stryve since July 2021. In October 2014, he founded the Long Island Marine Purification Initiative, a non-profit foundation established to improve the water quality on Long Island, New York, and has served as its Chairman since such time. In November 2012, he also co-founded Rios Nete, a medical clinic in the upper Amazon region of Peru. Mr. Weil served as Chief Executive Officer of Andina II from its inception in July 2015 until August 2015, served as a member of its Board of Directors from its inception until its business combination with Lazy Days’ R.V. Center, Inc. (including as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board from February 2016 until the business combination) and has served as a director of the newly formed public company, Lazydays Holdings, Inc., since the business combination. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Weil was Vice President, International Business Development — Latin America for Scientific Games Corporation, a supplier of technology-based products, systems and services to gaming markets worldwide. From January 2013 until its merger in December 2013, Mr. Weil served as Chief Executive Officer of Andina I and previously served as a member of its board from September 2011 until March 2012. From January 2004 to January 2006, Mr. Weil served as an associate of Business Strategies & Insight, a public affairs and business consulting firm. From June 2002 to December 2004, Mr. Weil served as an analyst at Bear Stearns. Mr. Weil received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Mr. Whitehair currently serves as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations for SunOpta. While in this role over the last several years, he has led the development and execution of optimizing their network. Prior to joining SunOpta, Mr. Whitehair lead the supply chain function for the snacks, international and private label portfolios at ConAgra Foods. Mr. Whitehair also served in various leadership positions of increasing responsibilities with Quaker Oats and General Mills from 1988 to 1999. Mr. Whitehair earned a B.S. in Milling Science from Kansas State University.