Hussein Warmack, Founder of Nu South Lemonade
Warmack, 35, grew up in Detroit and spent about five years in brand management for The Coca-Cola Co. before striking out on his own. After evaluating the beverage market, Warmack decided to create lemonades because, he says, just about everybody likes lemonade, but it is vastly underserved. “All the lemonade brands that are out there right now are about grandma,” said Warmack, founder and CEO of United Beverage Group Inc.. “You’ve heard that story over and over.” During his time with Coca-Cola, Warmack enjoyed a pretty enviable career. Aside from the traditional trappings of success—high salary, international travel, rubbing shoulders with the jet set—he also got the chance to be involved in some highly visible branding projects.