Ryan has significant industry experience, having worked with leading international brands and bar/restaurant groups responsible for managing, purchasing and negotiating global distributors. Amongst others, he has held management positions with both Rande Gerber’s Midnight Oil Group, which launched Casamigos Tequila with George Clooney, and Bortz Entertainment Group. Ryan has a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Computer Sciences from the University of Notre Dame. Ryan is based in Columbus Ohio.
COO, Founder and Advisory Board Member
Mr. Costley brings more than two decades of experience in operations, business development and sales and marketing. Mr. Costley co-founded brand consulting agency The Brand Liaison, which ultimately led him to the beverage industry. He subsequently served as CEO of Village Tea Company and Affinity Beverage Group, co-founded CapCity Beverage, LLC and Shinju Whisky. Mr. Costley has a degree in Marketing & Business Administration from North Carolina A&T University.
Tomoya Daimon has been involved in the Japan wine and spirits industry for over ten years. During that time he has worked across sales, logistics, and buying at some of the largest beverage companies in Japan. Tomoya has a deep knowledge of whisky in particular and has forged relationships with various distilleries across the Country. Tomoya has also led a logistics division which managed and shipped product across all Asia countries. Tomoya resides in Tokyo.
Charlie Wood is a highly experienced corporate finance executive with wide ranging international and capital markets experience.
Mr Wood is a Partner of Orana Corporate, a London based FCA regulated boutique corporate advisory firm.
Hamish holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania and worked for a number of investment banks including Nomura Group, Deutsche Bank AG and BZW in Singapore, Hong Kong and London. Hamish is based in London.
Advisory Board Member / Consultant
Peter Mooney is a drinks industry specialist with over 25 years of senior UK and international experience. His expertise has been gained in global blue-chips such as Diageo, Heineken (previously Scottish & Newcastle) and then Maxxium. Peter was UK Marketing Director for a portfolio of over 30 premium spirits brands including Absolut, The Macallan, Highland Park, Stolichnaya Vodka, Brugal Rum, Jim Beam, Remy Martin Cognac and Cointreau.
In 2016, Peter founded International Drinks Development (“IDD”) – a business which helps drinks companies to grow their brands globally and was until recently head of EMEA for Codigo 1530 which has just been acquired by Pernod Ricard.
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