Mr. Ware is the EVP of Strategic Development for the Pohlad Companies in Minneapolis, where he is responsible for identifying and acquiring operating companies to diversify the family portfolio. From 2005 until its sale in 2010, he served as EVP and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiAmericas, a $5B public bottling company operating in 20 U.S. states and 16 countries in central and eastern Europe and the Caribbean. Previously, Mr. Ware served as SVP, Worldwide Planning and Corporate Development. He began his PepsiCo career in 1994 and held several progressive roles, included strategy, planning, mergers and acquisitions, and field operations. Prior to Pepsi, Mr. Ware was a management consultant with Booz, Allen and Hamilton in the Energy and Environment practice. Mr. Ware began his career in banking with Manufacturers Hanover Trust. He holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business at UVa and a BA in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College. Mr. Ware currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Mobi, LLC and is a member of the Advisory Council of Stone Arch Capital, LLC. In addition, he serves as a Director and Treasurer of One Village Partners, a non-profit focused on holistic development in the rural villages of Sierra Leone.