Nick Caporella Story

Nick Caporella Story

Nick A. Caporella


Nick A Caporella is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the famed soft drink-maker National Beverage Corp based in South Florida, USA and is estimated have an annual compensation of around $6.46 m. Nick Caporella has held these positions at National Beverage Corp since its establishment in 1985.


The National Beverage Corp was started by Nick Caporella in 1985 as a measure to ward off acquisition efforts of Victor Posner of the cable and telecommunications systems installer company, Burnup & Sims Inc. through stick trading. As Nick now had an additional company he acquired Shasta Beverages from the Sara Lee Corporation in the same year for around USD40 m to give business to National Beverage Corp.

Since 1985, Nick has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Beverage Corp. From 1985 to 2002, Nick served as the President of National Beverage Corp.

Since January of 1992 Nick has been providing his services through the Corporate Management Advisors (CMA), Inc., a management company owned by him. From 1976 to 1994 Nick also served as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Burnup & Sims Inc.

Since 1979 to 1994 Nick was also the Chairman of the Board of Burnup & Sims Inc.


Nick’s career spans more than five decades and he has held important positions, as well as having essential responsibilities as CEO and Chairman in various successful business endeavors in both, the public and private sector.


Nick Caporella has received various awards and recognition for his large number of successful business endeavors.

Nick has been inducted in the Institute of American Entrepreneurs for his entrepreneurial success.

Nick is also the recipient of the Horatio Alger Award for business acumen.

Nick is heavily involved in various social projects with one of the main ones being in the research projects that aim to advance the cure for pediatric (children’s) cancer.

He currently serves on the Professional Advisory Board of the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.