Management Team / Advisory Board Bios
Ryan Bove, Co-Founder, CEO, President, and Manager
Ryan is responsible for strategy, finance, and operations at Aurochs Brewing Company. Prior to founding Aurochs Brewing Company, Ryan successfully managed a $2M global new product development project at MSA, a global safety products company. In this role, Ryan transformed a product line from concept to a market ready product line and established a supply chain with multiple manufacturing locations in North America, China, Japan, and Taiwan. Ryan received his M.B.A from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
Doug Foster, Co-Founder & Manager
Doug is responsible for customer and consumer development at Aurochs Brewing Company. Prior to founding Aurochs Brewing Company, Doug managed sales accounts at Paychex and Acosta. At Paychex, Doug managed new client growth, customer service and the further development of 296 clients throughout 28 zip code sales territories. He increased sales by 41% over a six-month period. At Acosta, Doug managed accounts for six different consumer packaged goods companies throughout the Pittsburgh and Cleveland markets. Accounts combined for $5.3 million dollars in retail sales in 2009, and $5.5 million in 2010. He managed client sales relationship with Pinnacle Grocery for the Eastern Great Lakes region. Doug graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in Communications.
Brian Scott, Board Member
Brian Scott is the President and CEO of Pittmoss, a company that creates sustainable, organic soils made from recycled paper and cardboard. He was also founder and CEO of Express Management Group and an adjunct faculty member at Gannon University. Mr Scott began his career as the Chief Information Officer and Director of Acquisitions at Rentway, which went public on the NYSE during his tenure and exited with a sale in 2006. He has served on many for-profit and non-profit boards including Aurochs Brewing, The Flagship Niagara League, and the Innovation Collaborative and was the founder and chairman of Tall Ships Erie.
Mr. Scott earned his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University and his master degree in software engineering from Gannon University.