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ONEHOPE Adds New Board Member

August 1, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- ONEHOPE, a fast-growing market leader in cause-based wine, coffee and gifting, announced that Suna Said, CEO of Nima Capital Partners, was appointed to the company's board of directors as Vice Chairman. As CEO of Nima Capital, a New York-based family office and private equity firm, Suna brings experience and talent in global investment management, brand building, and social impact; all adding up to significant incremental operating value for the company. Her experience and passion for philanthropy will both be tremendous assets to ONEHOPE's continued growth trajectory. "Suna is the perfect representative of what ONEHOPE is all about; she's innovative, strong, and empowering," stated Jake Kloberdanz, CEO of ONEHOPE. "She believes that social impact investments and cause-centric companies are the key to fixing a number of the world's biggest challenges. We're proud to have her represent our brand, and are humbled to have our brand represent her." ONEHOPE Chairman, Joe Lonsdale, added, "As a fellow board member, Suna and I share a common belief that our investment into ONEHOPE will not only yield a great ROI, but will also have the added benefit of building a platform where every dollar invested creates an exponential social impact."

ONEHOPE has enjoyed terrific growth in its cause-centric strategy, producing its own branded verticals in wine (in partnership with Rob Mondavi, Jr.) and coffee (in partnership with LaMill), gifting offerings, as well as new products in the coming months. ONEHOPE is also growing globally, partnering with major retail and hospitality groups providing beautifully crafted experiences that make the world a better place. Through its sales and built-in donations for every product sold, ONEHOPE has donated over $1.2M to more than 200 charitable partners, which has provided over one million meals to children fighting hunger through the World Food Program, funded over 2,600 pet adoptions with the ASPCA, helped save 1,000's of children's lives with Keep A Child Alive and made a meaningful impact with a myriad of other impact organizations (see also Onehope).

Bob Schwartz, who has been the Vice Chairman for the past 2 years, will be remaining as a member of the board. "Over the past two years ONEHOPE has positioned itself with a tremendous framework of talent, technology and brand," said Schwartz. "It's poised for strong growth and I'm really excited to be an ongoing part of this company and cause-centric brand."

ONEHOPE is excited to have Suna join the team to help lead its continued global growth and mission to solve the world's biggest challenges through business by integrating Cause-Centric Commerce into their day-to-day model and goals.

Keywords for this news article include: Onehope, Pediatrics.

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Source: Health & Medicine Week

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