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Management Team

Todd O’Gara

Founder & President

A visionary, entrepreneur and thought leader with industry experience. Todd creates business strategies with a focus on moral, ethical, and social responsibility. He is not content with going “along for the ride,” he is tenacious in his pursuit to change it. His approach is to incorporate wanu, and its innovative, holistic and unique formulation to continue to bring proper nutrition to the frontlines of consumers around the world as a healthier alternative to the other sugary, artificial beverages out on the market today. This vision will hopefully provoke human behavior to adapt and improve the health of millions, making commerce a force for good that will result in improved and sustainable lives for future generations.

Todd has pioneered the solution to a true, “better for you now” beverage in wanu. Offering a line of enhanced, functional waters with zero sugar, proper nutrition, no artificial sweeteners, and soluble fiber. True innovation, to pack all that goodness into a beverage that tastes great!

Craig Olkiewicz

Senior VP of Sales

Craig joined WANU as Sr. VP Sales in September of 2016 after spending the last 6+ years with Red Bull North America in various sales leadership roles. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President, National Accounts, where he managed several of the company’s largest customers (7-11, Circle K, Costco, Albertsons/Safeway and Dollar General). Prior to that, he oversaw the National Chain Drug business, as well as Kroger, Speedway, Target, QuikTrip, Pilot/Flying J and several super regional accounts in the Western US. Craig is a passionate sales leader with nearly two decades of experience in the CPG space, having held a number of roles with both Procter & Gamble and Cadbury.

Jacqueline O’Gara

Chief Marketing Officer

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Jacqueline O’Gara has built a successful career as Marketing Manager focused on health and wellness products. Jacqueline’s career has led her to publicity roles at major record labels and high fashion brands, to developing million dollar campaigns and events to promote women’s health. With a strong background in Public Relations, she specializes in strategic development and brand management. Jacqueline first attended West Virginia University on a Division I Swimming scholarship and later graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Advertising and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. Jacqueline has led the Company’s marketing initiatives since 2013.

Emma Nelson

Senior Director of Product Development

Emma Nelson, graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a B.A. in both Biochemistry and Nutrition. In the summer of 2009, Emma was accepted as a summer scholar in the Cornell University Food Science Summer Scholars program. Following her internship at Cornell, Emma worked at PepsiCo in Hawthorne, NY in their Long Term Research group investigating novel sweeteners and surfactants for next generation Pepsi, Gatorade, and Sierra Mist products. Emma then completed her M.S. in Food Science at North Carolina State University. Prior to WANU, Emma worked with the Schwann Food Company where her role encompassed: new product development, cost savings measures, and investigation of product issues arising in the market place. In mid-November of 2014, Emma joined the WANU team, and has since aided in the brand’s relaunch and helped to identify clean water solutions, better processing protocols, and procure WANU’s new custom bottle design. As the WANU brand grows, Emma will develop delicious new flavors and innovative new products.

Work at wanu

Interested in joining the wanu team? We’d love to hear from you. We’re always interested in meeting new people, especially people excited about our company. To learn more about potential opportunities at wanu, email us at work@wanuwater.com

Current Openings:

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Orange County, CA

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San Diego, CA

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San Francisco, CA

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