Meet our team

Get to know us

Wondering who you’ll find around the water cooler? Learn more about our Co-founders, hear Stories from Employees, and meet our Leadership Team.

How it all began

Looking over her master’s thesis in industrial design, RISD student Eliza Becton had one thing on her mind: trash. Not just a regular old pile, but a sea of plastic waste floating in the ocean, formally known as the Pacific Garbage Patch. She began asking herself how to prevent this sea of trash from expanding, and from this environmental conundrum and ambitious design challenge, Bevi was born.

After submitting her thesis, Becton teamed up with two MIT Sloan graduates with backgrounds in sustainable ventures, Sean Grundy and Frank Lee, to make her vision a reality. Led by a shared desire to out-design bottled water (one of the most wasteful products on the planet), together the future co-founders of Bevi began prototyping a smart water dispenser that provided customizable, healthy drinks on demand.

Today, Bevi’s smart water dispensers have saved the waste generated by over 65 million plastic bottles, and boasts thousands of happy, reusable-bottle-using customers across the US and Canada.

What brought us to Bevi

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Leadership

Sean Grundy

Co-Founder, CEO

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Sean Grundy

Co-Founder, CEO

MIT Sloan MBA (‘13) and BA in Philosophy from Princeton (‘06). Former Program Manager at Rare Conservation, where he led programs in China to influence villagers to protect wetlands. Finance experience as EDF Climate Corps Fellow. Met NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming while working at an environmental awareness event in full panda costume.

Eliza Becton

Co-Founder, Head of Product

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Eliza Becton

Co-Founder, Head of Product

Masters in Industrial Design at RISD (‘11) and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Yale (‘06). Background in user-centered design at various startups, with end-to-end experiences from market research to prototyping. Avid sailor, ocean steward, and mother of two.

Frank Lee

Co-Founder, Head of Special Projects

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Frank Lee

Co-Founder, Head of Special Projects

MIT Sloan MBA (‘13) and BS in Chemical Engineering from UT Austin (‘05). Background in branding and manufacturing at P&G. Social impact startup experiences in engineering and business development. Loves: his daughters Zoe & Maddie, and Brazilian jiu jitsu. Lifelong dream: perform a 4G inverted dive with a MiG-28.

Todd Johnston

VP of Sales

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Todd Johnston

VP of Sales

Brings almost a decade of leadership experience from LogMeIn, where he grew the Join.me business from $4 million to $40 million in revenue. Proven track record of motivating teams and exceeding sales targets. Lifelong idol: Anthony Bourdain. Vehicle of choice: Fast.

Yvan De Boeck

VP of Software Engineering

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Yvan De Boeck

VP of Software Engineering

More than twenty years of software engineering experiences at Skyva and Black Duck Software. Passionate advocate of open source software development. Full-stack musician: guitar, drums, and spoons.

Chad Kelly

VP of Finance

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Chad Kelly

VP of Finance

Over twenty years of finance experiences with public and VC-backed companies in the SaaS industry. Deep technical expertise in subscription-based business models. Track record of building finance operations and accounting teams. Former owner of a pool bar.

Kristen Albertsen

Director of People Operations

Kristen Albertsen - Director of People Operations at Bevi

Kristen Albertsen

Director of People Operations

Background in talent management for mission-driven companies. Former English language lecturer at two European universities. Spends weekends playing pub trivia or hiking with her truffle-hunting dog, Chewie (AKA Chewbacca).