New Podcast With Ken Sadowsky, Beverage Industry Clairvoyant
Ken Sadowsky is as close as you come to being clairvoyant. As a distributor, board member and investor, Ken has always seen the future of the beverage industry before anyone else.
Growing up in a family that owned a beer and soft drink distribution company just outside Boston, Ken started his career as a local salesman for a small, California-based start-up before coming home to work in the family business. There, he eventually took over a new division with about $50,000 in annual sales and grew it to over $16 million.
A major highlight of Ken’s career was an invitation to join the Board of Directors for a new company whose brands he was one of the first to distribute. That company was Energy Brands, makers of Glaceau vitaminwater, smartwater, and fruitwater. It was sold to Coca-Cola for $4.1 billion.
But he didn’t stop there. With boundless energy, curiosity, optimism and what anyone who knows him would describe as great personal warmth, Ken has continued to discover and nurture brands that have made their way into the spotlight, including Vita Coco, Bai, Sambazon, Hint and others.