Anna Brunelle, Soylent
Soylent has thrived under Anna Brunelle’s leadership since her tenure began in March of last year. She is an indispensable member of Soylent’s executive team, who has led the company through several major milestones, including its recent Series B investment led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) in May 2016 and achieving profitability while nearly doubling revenues — no small feat for an organization that has only been generating revenue for a few years. Additionally, she served in a dual role as both CFO and interim COO during a period of transition, while hiring the current executive team. In her role, she oversees all financial planning, corporate and business unit financial insights and analytics, corporate strategy, in addition to company-wide execution for Soylent’s high-growth, start-up CPG business. She continues to be a driving force in the company’s overall development, contributing to its substantially increasing subscriber growth and influencing its long and short-term product innovation strategy.