Team

Flannigan Toast Headshot

Shannon has over a decade's experience growing speciality beer brands in North America, with brands including Moxie Voss, Leaf Organic Vodka and Miller Lite. On weekends you can find her sharking a shuffleboard court in Brooklyn or taking pizza VERY seriously.

Shannon Flannigan

Chief Toaster USA
#janet

Originally from Napa, California, Janet graduated from UC Berkeley and spent 10 years in wine marketing at her family’s vineyard. She joined Toast Ale USA in the spring of 2018. Working in Sales & Operations, she looks forward to guiding the expansion of Toast Ale into new markets across the USA! She is also pursuing her MBA in Sustainability from Bard College.

Janet Viader

Sales & Operations
Emma

As a recent graduate from Parsons The New School with a Strategic Design and Management degree, Emma has built a focus on food waste and sustainable practices. Her day to day involves digital marketing, managing in-store samplings, and developing internship programs.

Emma Moore

Administrative Associate

Team Toast Global

Tristram

Tristram is an author and campaigner on the environmental and social impacts of food production, and founded both Toast and our charity partner Feedback.

Tristram Stuart

Toastmaster
Team Toast – Rob Wilson

Rob has founded a number of social change organisations and led Ashoka supporting social entrepreneurs to scale their system changing enterprises. He’s our UK CEO and US President.

Rob Wilson

President
Team Toast – Louisa Ziane

Louisa is a chartered management accountant and was previously a sustainability consultant at the Carbon Trust and a Digital Mum. She led the ground work to set-up Toast in 2015 and now manages our finances whilst being responsible for our PR and comms.

Louisa Ziane

Global Brand, Culture and Sustainability Officer
Team Toast – Chris Head

Chris manages our brewery collaborations across the world. He has an operations background and was previously a foreign languages teacher. He is the most passionate craft beer lover you'll ever meet.

Chris Head

Global Partnership Manager
Derek

Derek has over 40 years of brewing experience, including managing breweries for Heineken and Whitbread. He is also a qualified beer sommelier. He answered our call for a master brewer in 2016 and now helps us to refine and develop new recipes and quality control our brews.

Derek Orford

Master Brewer
Paul Lindley

Paul is an award winning entrepreneur and author. He founded organic baby food brand Ella’s Kitchen built upon a core social mission. It’s now the UK’s largest. His book is: ‘Little Wins: The Huge Power of Thinking Like a Toddler’.

Paul Lindley

Advisory Board
Serge Kremer

Serge has owned and managed industrial businesses in the Netherlands and UK. His current business is Husky - smart refrigeration. Serge helps social entrepreneurs develop their businesses and co-founded LUTA, a martial arts clothing business born out of Fight For Peace.

Serge Kremer

Advisory Board
Toast Ale Madi

Madi has worked in organizations that promote social justice through food in Seattle, Nashville, St. Louis and NYC. She loves farming but channels her passion for food towards repurposing surplus rather than growing more. She is leading the production and distribution of Toast Ale in NYC and the USA.

Madi Holtzman

USA Non-Executive Director