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Ten Peaks Coffee Co., Inc.

Ten Peaks Coffee Co., Inc.

Sector: Roasted Coffee Region: Canada


: | Toronto Stock Exchange: TPK


Ten Peaks is a publicly traded company that owns all of the interests of the Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company Inc. (SWDCC), a premium green coffee decaffeinator located in Burnaby, BC. It also owns and operates Seaforth Supply Chain Solutions Inc. (Seaforth), a green coffee handling and warehousing business located in Metro Vancouver. Currently, Ten Peaks’ business and financial results are wholly based on the business and financial results of SWDCC.

Executives

Frank Dennis, President and CEO
Mr. Dennis leads Ten Peaks and SWDCC with over 20 years of experience in the coffee industry. His background is in packaged goods marketing with Braun Canada and Kraft Foods Canada. Mr. Dennis led the $300 million Kraft coffee portfolio in the late 1990s and was responsible for the sale of the Swiss Water Division to private equity interests in 2000. As President and CEO of SWDCC, he has led the growth of the business and the brand as well as the extended development of the chemical free decaffeination category. Mr. Dennis is highly involved in the specialty coffee industry and is also currently the President of “Grounds For Health” a charity dedicated to reducing cancer in women living in coffeeproducing regions. Mr. Dennis earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, and a M.B.A. from the University of Toronto.
Sherry Tryssenaar, Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer of Ten Peaks and SWDCC, Ms. Tryssenaar is responsible for the corporate finance, external financial reporting, compliance and risk management, and investor relations functions of the companies. Ms. Tryssenaar is an experienced financial executive and a Certified Management Accountant. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (first class honours) from Simon Fraser University, and an MSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics, which she attended as a Commonwealth Scholar.

Ms. Tryssenaar is Chair of YWCA Metro Vancouver, and a director of Unit Electrical Engineering, a privately held corporation. In May 2011, Ms. Tryssenaar was recognized as BC’s “CFO of the Year” in the Small Public Company category.

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