Joseph Zwillinger
Joseph Zwillinger
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Zwillinger has served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer since October 2015 and as our President and a member of our board of directors since he co-founded our company in May 2015. Prior to cofounding Allbirds, Mr. Zwillinger served as Vice President of Industrial Products at TerraVia Holdings, Inc. (formerly Solazyme, Inc.), a biotechnology company from 2009 to 2015. Mr. Zwillinger has served on the board of directors of Big Sky Growth Partners, Inc., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition corporation, since April 2021. Mr. Zwillinger holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. with honors from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Timothy Brown
Timothy Brown
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Brown has served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer since October 2015 and as a member of our board of directors since he co-founded our company in May 2015. From May 2015 to October 2015, Mr. Brown served as our Chief Executive Officer. Prior to co-founding Allbirds, Mr. Brown served as Manager in the Innovation Strategy and Business Development Department at Redscout, a brand consulting firm, from March 2015 to August 2015. In 2010, Mr. Brown was Vice Captain of the New Zealand World Cup football team. Mr. Brown holds a B.S. in Design from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati and an M.Sc. in International Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Michael Bufano
Michael Bufano
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Bufano has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2021, after joining us in January 2021. From March 2020 to December 2020, Mr. Bufano served as an advisor to several early stage companies on business and finance matters. From July 2010 to February 2020, Mr. Bufano served in several roles at Panera Bread Company, a chain store of fast casual restaurants, including most recently as Chief Financial Officer from April 2015 to February 2020, in which role he was responsible for overseeing Panera’s finance, accounting and investor relations departments, as well as Panera’s consumer packaged goods business and human resources function. Mr. Bufano holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Joe Vernachio
Joe Vernachio
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Vernachio has served as our Chief Operating Officer since June 2021. From April 2017 to May 2021, Mr. Vernachio served as President of Mountain Hardwear, Inc., an outdoor apparel, equipment, and accessories company, where he led all aspects of Mountain Hardwear’s global business, including brand positioning, go-to-market strategies, and execution across all distribution channels. From March 2011 to March 2017, Mr. Vernachio served in several roles at The North Face, an outdoor products company and subsidiary of VF Corporation, including most recently as Vice President of Global Product from July 2012 to March 2017, in which role he oversaw the brand’s apparel, footwear, and equipment across all regions. Mr. Vernachio holds an A.S. in Forest Sciences and Biology from Paul Smith’s College.
Benny Joseph
Benny Joseph
Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Joseph has served as our Chief Technology Officer since October 2020 and prior to that, Head of Engineering since 2017. Prior to Allbirds, he founded GoodApril which was acquired by Intuit in 2013. At Intuit, he served as Director of Engineering of TurboTax until 2017. Mr. Joseph is also a Managing Partner at V1.VC, a seed-stage technology venture capital firm. Mr. Joseph holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, a M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, and a M.B.A from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Sandeep Verma
Sandeep Verma
Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Verma has served as our Chief Commercial Officer since November 2020 and prior to that served as our Managing Director for our European business and subsequently our Head of International, responsible for all operations outside of the US. Mr Verma joined from the Liz Earle Beauty Co, a prestige beauty omni channel brand, where he served as the CEO responsible for all aspects of the brand, business and organisation including leading the acquisition by Walgreens Boots Alliance. Prior to that, Mr Verma held multiple senior positions across the FMCG industry having started his career at Procter & Gamble. Mr Verma holds a dual degree in Engineering and Business Management, B.Eng and B.COM from the University of Birmingham, UK.
Ridley
Kate Ridley
Chief Brand Officer
Ms. Ridley is an industry veteran with 25 years of experience in strategic marketing, premium brand positioning and accelerating commercial growth. Prior to joining Allbirds, she served as Adidas North America’s Senior Vice President of Brand, where she played an integral role in the development of creative, result-driven marketing programs. Ms. Ridley was instrumental in positioning Adidas at the intersection of sport and culture and leveraged the brand’s sustainable innovation credentials to rise above the competition in the next frontier of footwear and apparel. She started her career as a Category Manager at Adidas and from 2003 to 2012 and 2014 to 2022 held positions of increasing responsibility. Ms. Ridley studied Banking & Finance and International Marketing at Monash University in her native Australia and completed executive education at Harvard Business School and the Center for Creative Learning.