Chimani’s Board of Directors has added a great new member with three decades of invaluable marketing, leadership and brand-management experience: Maile Buker, former vice president of marketing for Eastern Mountain Sports, who has also worked with brands such as Timberland, Black Diamond Equipment, Nike, Coors Light, Izze Sparkling Juice, and Zico Coconut Water.
“Maile has a strong pedigree in the outdoor industry and lifestyle beverage category and we are excited to welcome her to Chimani’s board of directors,” says Kerry Gallivan, Chimani’s CEO. “We believe her wealth of experience, especially in outdoor startups, brand development and go-to market strategy, will be extremely valuable as Chimani continues to grow.”
In addition to joining the Chimani Board of Directors, Buker serves on the boards of Hyperlite Mountain Gear, and the Historic Music Hall in Portsmouth, N.H. She also volunteers her time as a mentor with the Telluride Venture Accelerator and Boston TechStars. “Chimani solves a real need for the outdoor adventurer exploring our beloved national parks with their friends and families,” says Buker. “I am deeply honored to join the Chimani board and help guide the team in taking Chimani’s value proposition to an expanded audience that is interested in enhancing their outdoor experience in real time.”