Mark J. Nelson
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Mark J. Nelson rejoined Beyond Meat as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer in May 2017. In September 2018, he was also appointed Treasurer and Secretary and resigned his Chief Operating Officer position. He resigned as Secretary in May 2019. Mr. Nelson briefly served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Biolase (NASDAQ: BIOL), a medical device company, from March 2017 to May 2017. From February 2016 to March 2017, Mr. Nelson served as our Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer and from December 2015 to February 2016 served solely as our Chief Financial Officer. From April 2013 to November 2015, Mr. Nelson was Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM), a manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea, spices and culinary products. Prior to that, Mr. Nelson served as Chief Accounting Officer (April 2010 to April 2013), Vice President, Corporate Controller (June 2008 to April 2010) and Vice President and General Manager (June 2006 to May 2008) at Newport Corporation, a former publicly traded global supplier of advanced technology products and systems. He also worked at Thermo Fisher (NYSE: TMO), a biotechnology product development company, from June 2002 to October 2004, and began his career at General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) as a member of GE’s Financial Management Program. Mr. Nelson has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and an MBA degree from Babson College.