Our Team

Meet some of our talented teammates who power JUUL Labs.
Carmelita Valdez McKoy
Compliance Clerk

Carmelita brings her background in social services and behavioral health to our dedicated compliance team. Her favorite part of San Francisco is the music scene, which she takes advantage of at every opportunity.

Alan Feng
Director, Engineering Operations

With a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an M.S. in Engineering, Product Design from Stanford, Alan deploys his vast experience (along with his great patience) to scale our engineering operations. He appreciates the San Francisco state of mind, which always embraces the new.

Claire O'Malley
Sustaining Mechanical Engineer

Claire, who has degrees in mechanical engineering and studio art, spends her days in CAD or prototyping product changes and improvements. Her favorite thing about San Francisco is that Mrs. Doubtfire lived there.

Charlie Paguyo
Accounting & Operations Manager

Charlie, an accounting veteran, records every financial transaction for over a dozen departments. She loves San Francisco’s microclimates, which keep her guessing about what she should be wearing each day. Also, the Giants.

Nemo Baker
Senior Front End Engineer

Nemo, a data science and operations expert, ensures our websites look and perform well on all devices and browsers. His favorite part of San Francisco is Dolores Park on a sunny day, especially the people- and dog-watching.

Adam deSouza
Director of Quality & Manufacturing Engineering

Adam, who holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University, leads a range of engineering projects focused on improving manufacturing processes to scale JUUL’s business. His favorite part of San Francisco is the breadth of great places to eat.

Esteban Leon
R&D Mechanical Engineer

Coming from the renewable energy industry, Esteban joined the JUUL team to apply his engineering background to a host of products in our portfolio. His favorite parts of San Francisco are the food scene and his bike-able commute.

Kelly Long
Subscriptions Program Manager

Kelly’s been with us since almost the beginning. She built our service team from the ground up, and now brings her consumer-centric expertise to launching JUUL’s subscription services. Her favorite parts of San Francisco are its big city hustle combined with its proximity to escape, especially to natural wonders like Muir Woods and the Pacific Ocean.

Meet our executive team.

Kevin Burns
CEO

Kevin Burns previously was president and chief operating officer of Chobani. Prior to his role at Chobani, Burns spent more than 12 years as a partner at TPG Capital, one of the world’s largest private equity investment firms. He has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

James Monsees
Founder, CPO

James has over 15 years of experience developing consumer products. He holds an M.S. in Product Design from Stanford and Bachelor Degrees in Physics and Studio Art from Kenyon College.

Adam Bowen
Founder, CTO

Adam has over 15 years of experience in consumer product design and 11 years of experience in tobacco product innovation. He holds a Master of Science in Product Design from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Pomona College.

Ashley Gould
Chief Administrative Officer

Ashley, who has over 18 years of legal and operational experience, including 12 years with both privately- and publicly-traded technology and biopharmaceutical companies, holds a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and a B.S. in Political Economy from the University of California at Berkeley.

Tim Danaher
CFO

Tim has over 15 years of experience in investment banking and corporate operations leadership. He graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a B.B.A in International Business.

Danna McKay
General Manager

Danna is a business and operations executive with over 20 years of experience spanning multiple consumer products and industries. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Sonia Kastner
VP, Global Supply Chain

With a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Harvard and an M.B.A. from Stanford, Sonia has worked in both the solar photovoltaics industry and in consumer electronics. Her experience is in building supply chain teams for established and early stage companies alike.

Bryan White
VP, Product Design

Bryan, who has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, has been leading product innovation teams for 20 years. His experience spans a spectrum of categories, from furniture to medical devices.