Sweetwater Brewing Names New CFO

Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewing today announced the hiring of Kimberly Jones, who has been named the company’s new chief financial officer, according to a release.

Jones, who most recently served as vice president and corporate controller with SPANX, an Atlanta-based women’s apparel company, brings more than 15 years of executive financial and management experience to Sweetwater. She previously served in executive roles with The Coca-Cola Company, Ernst and Young LLP and EarthLink LLC.

“Kim brings a wealth of experience, energy and a fresh perspective to the table, and her addition to SweetWater family will undoubtedly help launch us to the next level,” Sweetwater founder Freddy Bensch said in a release. “She’s a multitalented leader with an extensive financial background in the technology, beverage and shapewear industries — qualifications sure to help tighten up our bottom lines.”

The news follows Sweetwater’s $19 million brewery expansion, which was completed in September and quadrupled production capacity. The company also recently expanded into the Louisville market with River City Distributing.

Brewbound Job Board

The leading job board for the beer industry. Featuring hundreds of jobs from leading breweries and associated companies.

Brewbound Marketplace Listing

The Brewbound Marketplace features listings for equipment, services, and more. Post a listing today.

Brewbound's Database of Breweries

Brewbound's database of breweries includes thousands of breweries from around the world.

Brewbound Podcast

The Brewbound Podcast features interviews with beer industry executives and entrepreneurs, along with highlights and commentary from the weekly news. New episodes every Thursday.