Commitment to Planet and People

Our team is committed to protecting the planet and that means protecting all of its people. We prioritize equity and inclusion among our teams and we welcome, celebrate and champion all backgrounds in our community.

Steve Cole

VP of Sales

Steve brings over 35 years of experience in sales management for both large and small CPG organizations. He leverages traditional and non-traditional methodologies to grow premium revenue and enhance the B2B experience for sales customers while driving sales strategy and market development. He thoroughly enjoys working directly with buyers and brokers, and building forcible sales teams.

Cara Chiarello

VP of Marketing and Creative

With 19+ years experience in branding, packaging, marketing, product development and copywriting, Cara is passionate about bringing brands to life. She brings together vision, grit and collaboration to develop kick-ass design campaigns that are engaging, effective and drive growth.

Maija Priebe


Maija is a Controller and accounting professional who has experience with financial and SEC reporting for large corporations, and working in high growth start-up companies. She is also an outdoor enthusiast and volunteers with a number of non-profit agencies.

Matt Rubin

Director of Logistics

With 20+ years experience in logistics, transportation and warehousing, Matt's every day goal is to provide our customers with the perfect order each and every time. With an extensive network of partners, Matt prides himself on building relationships with both internal and external stakeholders that allow 1908 Brands to provide seamless communication and service.

Emilee Watson

Inventory + Warehousing Manager

Emilee is a warehousing and inventory specialist with a knack for taking on problems and finding creative, dynamic solutions. When she's not collaborating with her team on how to be awesome, you'll find her out enjoying nature hiking and rock climbing.

Ben Zionts

Director of Supply Chain

Ben is a dynamic supply chain and procurement ninja with 11+ years of launching hundreds of products into the retail and commercial markets.  He takes pride in keeping vendor partners engaged and excited about all of the new projects that are continuously on the horizon.

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