Chief Executive Officer and Chief Brand Officer
Sarah Segal has most recently served as DAVIDsTEA’s Chief Brand Officer responsible for tea and product development, spearheading the digital transformation and development of new sales channels. From 2012 to 2017, Ms. Segal was a member of the Board of Directors of DAVIDsTEA. Since 2013 and up until her appointment as CEO of DAVIDsTea, Ms. Segal served as CEO of artisanal candy retailer SQUISH Candy, based in Montreal, Quebec, a company she founded. Ms. Segal has a B.A. in Environmental Health from McGill University and a M.Sc. in Water Science, Policy and Management from Oxford University.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Frank Zitella has nearly 30 years of experience in finance, strategic planning and governance. Mr. Zitella joined DAVIDsTEA as CFO in December 2018 and was subsequently promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer in May 2019. Prior to joining DAVIDsTEA, he was CFO of Loop Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOOP). Prior to that and for more than a decade, he served as CFO of DST Health Solutions, a subsidiary of SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:SSNC). From 1998 to 2006, he was CFO of International Financial Data Services, a joint-venture between SS&C and State Street Bank, where he successfully maximized profitability and top-line growth. Earlier in his career, Frank gained M&A and transaction experience as a senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He also previously worked as a senior internal auditor for Coca-Cola.
VP, Supply Chain
Mr. Hillcoat has vast experience in manufacturing and distribution across four industries. Mr. Hillcoat became our VP, Supply Chain in September 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Hillcoat held various roles in operations and supply chain management beginning in 1994. Mr. Hillcoat received a MEng in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Marketing. Mr. Hillcoat is a resident of Montreal, Canada.