Karviva™ Founder Joins CVS and Roger Williams University for Executive Learning Series!


St. Louis, Mo. (May 24, 2022) — Karviva™ is excited to announce that Founder and CEO Angela  Zeng, PhD, has been accepted into the 2022 CVS Health & Roger Williams University Executive  Learning Series for diverse suppliers. 

The innovative program, which kicks off June 15th, is a business development training program to help CVS Health diverse-owned suppliers develop critical skills in finance, leadership, and technology.  Dr. Zeng created her plant-based smoothie company, Karviva (formerly Karviva Beverage), in 2017.  Zeng was born and raised in China before moving to the United States to pursue her advanced degree  in pathology and her MBA. Karviva is an international award-winning company that creates protein  smoothies, antioxidant juices, healthy sports drinks and a unique, functional wine replacement  beverage. 

The CVS Heath & Roger Williams University Executive Learning Series comprises four months of  online instruction, executive coaching, workshops office hours, a capstone presentation, and  networking opportunities. 

“This is a very exciting opportunity for Karviva,” says Dr. Zeng, “It not only provides Karviva the  opportunity to work with CVS Health, but allows our team to be trained to work with one of the largest  retail pharmacy chains in the United States. I feel Karviva’s philosophy and product offerings are in  great alignment with those of CVS Health and we are grateful to Roger Williams University for hosting  this event. This is an important milestone for us to reach.” 

The Executive Learning Series is a cornerstone program in CVS Health’s ongoing focus on  supplier diversity. This is the 8th year for the program which includes more than 100 minority and  women owned business leaders.  

“The training continues to improve and build on past successes each year,” says Dawne Pezzuco,  Director of the Center for Workforce & Professional Development at RWU’s University College, “It has  made a positive impact for so many small diverse suppliers.

Founded in early 2017, Karviva’s mission is to combine our compassion with our passion for  educating and resetting expectations regarding health and well-being, one person, one beverage at a  time.  

  • Each Karviva drink is sustainably produced​ in their facility in St. Louis – which houses an on-site  hydroponic garden for fresh bean sprouts – with thoughtfully sourced efficacious, Non-GMO and  organic ingredients; 
  • Single serving portable bottles are ideal in today’s fast-paced world. Karviva drinks are packaged  in lightweight, easy to carry and BPA free, recyclable plastic for ease and convenience; 

About Karviva Beverages 

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Karviva™ Beverages is an award-winning innovator in developing great  tasting functional juices and smoothies using whole plant ingredients. Formulated from a belief that Food Is  Better Medicine™, each unique beverage is inspired by ancient wisdom and backed by modern science.  Karviva offers a vast array of product benefits ranging from restoration of digestive and immune health with  prebiotics and antioxidants to delivering clean protein and providing sustained energy. Please visit us at  www.karviva.com for more information. 

Contact Information: [email protected], (314) 479-7977