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Client Impact

"We were fortunate enough to have worked with Kelly Pfeil. Her insight and knowledge in the beverage category was invaluable. It was a great and valuable experience."

Sean Lavin

VP, Liquid IV - Innovation, Global Sustainability & Giveback

"Kelly has served as Chief Technical Officer for our start up company the past two years. She leads the development of the cornerstone of our technology platform - a functional beverage using world class flavor technology and breakthrough organic synthesis of a new proprietary molecule. Her vast network and deep technical expertise has been critical to our launch and success."


Wayne Culbreth

Cofounder and CEO OPS-FUEL, Inc

“Kelly Sepcic Pfeil is one of the most talented innovators and gifted leaders that I have had the pleasure of working with during my career with PepsiCo. She inspires teams to work collaboratively and brings out their passion for developing new ideas for growth.  In addition to working with Kelly at PepsiCo, I have seen her translate her skills to leading the Board of Directors for The Storehouse.  Like her leadership at PepsiCo, she is making an immediate impact in her role at The Storehouse and has brought a new team of Board members together to set a bold vision for addressing hunger in our community.”

Michele R. Thatcher

SVP, Chief Counsel Global Human Resources PepsiCo

"Dr. Sepcic has brought a wealth of experience to Georgia Tech’s School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and to our students, by virtue of her service on our Advisory Board and as a mentor to our Women in Chemistry group. She has also co-created a summer course describing the steps necessary to bring scientific discoveries in chemistry to the market. Her enthusiasm, insight, and great success in food and beverage chemistry, flavor biochemistry, manufacturing, and management make her a highly valued partner in our mission to train and inspire new generations of researchers and scientific leaders."

Dr. M. G. Finn

Professor and Chair of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology

“It was a pleasure to work with Kelly this year as she chaired Cotes du Coeur; the largest fundraising gala in the country for The American Heart Association. Her professionalism and enterprising creativity added all the right touches to make 2017 the massive success it was, raising a record-breaking $4.6 million dollars. Cheers!”

Melissa Cameron

Executive Director at American Heart Associations

"Dr. Sepcic's exceptional leadership ability, combined with her knowledge and experience in the consumer products area, has produced outstanding results. She is always focusing on what the customer needs."

Mary M. G. Riddle

Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company

"Kelly brings insight, purpose, discipline and leadership to all her work. She is a curious, creative problem-solver who truly believes in empowering people with insight and know-how. 

In working with Kelly as a leader of R&D innovation at PepsiCo, I witnessed her dedication to cross-disciplinary collaboration in unleashing the ability of people to invent and reinvent. As an educator, I have seen her generously give her wisdom to those who have yet to realize their dreams and potential to make an important contribution. She's a person you can entrust with your quest. She is a joy to work with - she makes the journey fun."

Heather Fraser

Leader/Author on Business Design, Founder and CEO of Vuka Innovation, Inc.

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