Mark has a high sincerity-factor and genuinely enjoy helping others. He is generous in sharing his time and talent with others and are a willing teacher and coach for others on the team.
Mark brings unique and creative ideas to the table. He is an active and independent agent who may be seen as a trend-setter who demonstrates personal freedom.
Mark operates independently from the rules and procedures. Rules are made to be questioned, bent, or broken. He can develop a variety of new strategies as situations demand.
I am motivated by Freedom and Uniqueness, I work in Decisive and Freeform ways, and my ideal work allows for New Solutions and Variety.
To learn and grow in the pursuit of my best life and inspire and empower others to do the same.
Mark Rampolla: was the Founder and CEO of ZICO Beverages, the trailblazer of today’s fast-growing coconut water category. Launched in 2004, ZICO was the first brand to bring coconut water’s benefits to the mainstream and become the replenishment beverage of choice for athletes, celebrities and health-seeking consumers alike.
Under Mark’s leadership, ZICO experienced nine years of explosive growth and became one of the fastest growing beverage brands in the world. Mark was recognized as Bevnet’s 2010 Beverage Innovator of the Year and has been featured in major media, including the The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Bloomberg, CNBC and Business Week. In 2013 The Coca Cola Company acquired 100% of the Company. Mark continues to consult with The Coca Cola Company on ZICO and is also an angle investor and advisor to early stage companies in the beverage, food and technology industries.
Mark gained the skill and inspiration to found and build ZICO from his diverse background as a Peace Corps volunteer in Central America and later running businesses in Latin America for International Paper. He graduated from Marquette University and earned an MBA and Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University.
Mark, wife Maura, and daughters Ciara and Alexis live in Redondo Beach, California.