Co-Founder and CEO
Stephen Ellsworth is the Co-Founder and CEO of poppi, a better-for-you prebiotic soda designed for a healthy gut. He and his wife, Allison Ellsworth, created poppi after discovering the health benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV), and experimenting in their home kitchen to make it taste great. Ellsworth leads the Austin-based beverage company’s overall operations, spearheading its strategic direction and driving profitability, scalability and growth. Additionally, he oversees all product innovation and ongoing expansion efforts. With a strong business acumen and exceptional leadership skills, he grew the team from 2 to over 60 employees within 24 months and brought poppi into leading retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target, Kroger and Publix. Today, poppi is the fastest growing non-alcoholic beverage in the nation. Prior to poppi, Ellsworth served as project manager and GIS specialist in the oil and gas industry. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business & Corporate communications from the University of Utah.