Brindiamo Group, one of the largest bulk bourbon and whiskey suppliers in the world and a preeminent consulting firm for the beverage alcohol industry, announced a major expansion in its executive leadership team. Notably, among the new leaders is Jeff Steinberg, who enters as President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Steinberg brings 30 years of experience in finance, strategy and business operations to Brindiamo. He has scaled multiple high-growth companies through a focus on premium products and services, client responsiveness and team building. Having built organizations from start-ups to market leaders servicing thousands of customers, he will help accelerate Brindiamo’s historic success and offerings. A Harvard graduate, Steinberg currently serves as a Senior Advisor to both Aquiline Capital Partners and Susquehanna Growth Equity and sits on multiple corporate boards, including financial management giant Quicken.
The spirits industry is enjoying its fastest growth in two decades, according to a recent article in The Robb Report. With this tailwind, in addition to the whiskey market’s accelerated growth, Brindiamo has experienced a four-fold increase in Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) since 2020.
Other noteworthy additions to the Brindiamo executive team include Dan Pomerantz as COO & Chief Technology Officer and Chris Ecken as Vice President, Strategy & Analytics. They join James Hewlette, who was named International Sales Director in July 2022.
Pomerantz has demonstrated leadership in the data and software industry, with additional expertise in process engineering, business process improvement and data/software product management.
Ecken brings over 25 years of experience at Brown-Forman, a producer of some of the world’s most recognizable alcohol brands, to his new position at Brindiamo, having served in leadership roles overseeing a full spectrum of finance functions, including strategy and forecasting, operational management, risk management and controls, revenue management and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) due diligence.
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