Madeline Haydon is the Founder & CEO of nutpods, the best-selling plant-based coffee creamer brand, and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.  Madeline developed nutpods based on a personal need:  a rich and creamy, dairy-free coffee creamer without artificial ingredients or sugar.  nutpods has since grown to be the #2 all channel brand in the exploding plant-based, non-dairy creamer category by cultivating and leveraging a passionate consumer following.  Initially launched as a Kickstarter project, nutpods is now one of the fastest growing brands of refrigerated plant-based creamers in national retailers and still the #1 selling brand on Amazon.  The brand’s success was driven initially by Madeline’s unconventional route to market, starting direct to consumer, but is now being propelled by her prescience for consumers’ interest in no and low sugar products.

nutpods was ranked #13 on the 2019 Inc 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies and was also selected as the Amazon “Small Business of the Year”.  As an Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year – PNW Region” Madeline is a popular speaker at the Specialty Food Association Conferences, Natural Products Expo West, Hirshberg Entrepreneurship Institute, and others.  Her approach to seeding brands and nutpods’ success has been covered in publications including Forbes, Inc., BevNet, Seattle Business, Food Navigator, and One Green Planet and multiple podcasts. 

Madeline holds a BS from the University of Washington and an MBA from Seattle University.