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CoPeace PBC Expands Leadership Team for Next Growth Phase

January 23, 2024

DENVER (January 23, 2024) – CoPeace PBC, is delighted to announce the addition of two key professionals to its leadership team, as the innovative impact-holding company positions for its next phase of growth. Andy Eckert takes on the role of Chief Operating Officer, and Derek Scott joins the team as Vice President of Marketing.

Andy Eckert first began working with the CoPeace team in an advisory role in 2022 and has provided leadership support as fractional COO since October, 2023. He brings a wide range of leadership skills to the team, having served most recently as Partner in ARC Angle, an advisory firm to small-to-mid-market manufacturing companies. Before ARC Angle, Andy was a seed investor in five startup companies from 2018-2020 including Modist Brewery in Minneapolis, MN. He is also the former President and CEO of Imperial Plastics – a leading engineered plastic component supplier to numerous Fortune 500 companies – which he led for three years from 2015-2018. Prior to Imperial, he joined Tennant Company in December 2002 and assumed several executive roles including Vice President, Americas in 2009 and Senior Vice President, Americas in 2013. Before joining Tennant in 2002, Mr. Eckert was with Storecast Merchandising Corporation as Senior Vice President of Performance and he earned his start with General Mills, Inc. in a number of sales and marketing leadership positions spanning 15 years.

Derek Scott joins the CoPeace family this week as Vice President of Marketing and brings a rich background as a global, customer-focused, growth-driven marketing and business leader. His most recent role was Group Marketing Leader at Pentair, where he led growth programs in the areas of brand strategy, New Product commercialization, and go-to-market initiatives. Prior to that, Derek held marketing leadership roles at several consumer-driven companies including Textron / Arctic Cat, Kemps LLC, Polaris, and General Mills. Over the course of his career, Derek has spanned multiple consumer packaged goods and consumer durables categories and delivered growth across a wide range of dealer and consumer channels. In addition, Derek was an early-stage investor in three Minnesota start-up companies, including VAST Pavers and 56 Brewing.

CoPeace PBC’s CEO and Founder, Craig Jonas expressed enthusiasm about the new hires, stating, “As we usher in the new year, we are thrilled to welcome Andy Eckert in a full-time capacity and to have Derek Scott join us as our VP of Marketing. Their wealth of experience and expertise will undoubtedly contribute to CoPeace’s continued success and growth.”

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Derek Scott and join us in congratulating Andy Eckert on his expanded role at CoPeace. With these additions, CoPeace looks forward to a transformative and successful year ahead.

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CoPeace helps impactful companies grow. As an impact-driven holding company, CoPeace is building a portfolio of carefully selected businesses with measurable social and environmental impact. Additionally, CoPeace provides a variety of consulting services to organizations demonstrating positive social or environmental impact.

As a fully certified B Corp and public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically, and responsibly in regard to society and the environment. Equity, inclusion, and justice are not just valued at CoPeace – they are pillars supporting our mission. CoPeace was recently selected as an Emerging Impact Manager (EIM) for the ImpactAssets 50™ 2023 (IA 50). The EIM list represents firms with unique strategies, under-represented impact themes, or diversity in leadership in view of the full IA 50 application pool.

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