Accomplished, passionate and results-driven Sales/Business Development Professional with over 22 years’ invaluable experience gained within the Beverage industry, specifically in national, regional and family-owned breweries. Well versed in wholesale and retail operations across all areas of the beverage market, generating high levels of performance and profitability. Employ a collaborative leadership style and customer-centric work ethic with the capacity to develop relationships at all levels and enjoy developing, training and motivating cohesive teams that accomplish goals and increase company profits.
- Cultivated corporate key account relationships to increase portfolio growth an average of 30% in the most hyper-competitive beer market in the U.S.
- Reorganized wholesaler inventory for increased efficiency while also eliminating out of code product in the marketplace resulting in increased ROI for wholesaler.
- Excelled in new brand placements and improved wholesaler focus on brand portfolio while delivering a 6000% increase in draft sales.
- High efficiency in launching new breweries in the marketplace and subsequent distribution and high sales velocity.
- Highly effective at managing small or large brand portfolios. Well versed in wholesale and retail operations across all areas of the Beverage market, generating high levels of performance and profitability.
- LOCATION PREFERENCE(S): Prefer to stay in Illinois, but willing to travel.