Chris Cuvelier is the founder and CEO of Zola, a San Francisco based beverage company. He’s spent his career focused on fruit and beverages, specializing in the juice and smoothie industry before taking a life-changing trip to Brazil in 2001 where he fell in love with Açaí and was inspired to start Zola. In 2002, Zola became the first company world wide to bottle and sell Açaí Juice. A few years later, he expanded Zola to include Coconut Water, his favorite hydration drink after a good surf session. In 2016 Zola was sold to growth investors KarpReilly and Chris stayed on as CEO focusing his efforts on building out a new team, updating the brand and developing new innovation. In late 2017, Chris launched the world’s first Organic Hydrating Energy drink line, and is currently preparing to launch a new line of Organic Sparkling Energy Waters in 2018.
Today, Chris continues to search for delicious plant-based ingredients to produce great tasting Plant-Powered Hydration drinks. Chris is an avid traveler and surfer and can be found riding the waves in Half Moon Bay in Northern California and hanging on the beach with his wife and two daughters.