Marc Bushala

CEO and Board Director

Marc Bushala is a prolific entrepreneur with extensive experience in creating and building businesses throughout the United States and Europe in real estate, food and beverage, media, entertainment and marketing services sectors. From launching two music television channels in Eastern Europe with Sir Bob Geldof to owning and operating F&B and special event venues to launching successful spirits brands, Marc has a 30-year track record for creating and managing dynamic businesses. Marc was formally president and CEO of Angel Share Brands, LLC owner of Angel’s Envy Bourbon.

mbushala@spiritsinvestors.com

Ryan Perry

President & COO

Ryan Perry has an extensive global background in spirits, specifically American whiskey, which included leading the North American Whiskey strategy group at Diageo. In parallel, Ryan headed the Diageo Global Cask Council for the Western Hemisphere. In that role, he managed all new and used casks programs for Diageo’s bourbon, whiskey, scotch, rum and tequila platforms. Ryan has led over $215 million in aged whiskey transactions to global spirit holding companies, distilleries and high-growth brands. Additionally, Ryan has created more than 25 different spirits and is one of the most decorated Master Whiskey Blenders in North America.

rperry@spiritsinvestors.com

Pete Fernandez

EVP Sales East

Pete Fernandez has 26 years of professional sales experience in the spirits industry. He has launched many national brands and has been a leader in both distribution and sales. With his unique and innovative sales and marketing strategies, Pete has become an expert in different segments of the liquor business. His excellent reputation in the distributor network has allowed him to excel and compete among major liquor companies and build brands, including Cruzan Rum and Angel’s Envy, to the point of acquisition.

petefernandez@spiritsinvestors.com

 

Sam Ham

Sales West

Sam’s career spans over 30 years in the spirits and wine industry with Bacardi USA, William Grant & Sons, Cruzan, Infinium Spirits and Mahalo Spirits. He was responsible for kicking off such notable brands as Sailor Jerry Rum, Hendrick’s Gin, Angel’s Envy, and Teeling Whiskey. Sam specializes in the 13 Western states and distributors that include Young’s Market, Southern Glazer’s and Breakthru Beverage, along with multiple regional wholesalers.

 

samham@spiritsinvestors.com

Ryan Forsyth

National Sales Director

Ryan Forsyth has more than 20 years of spirit industry sales and management experience. Starting his career in 1997 at Glazer’s Distributors in San Antonio, Ryan then transitioned into a supplier role with Bacardi USA. He later became regional manager overseeing the company’s business portfolio for all channels in multiple states. In 2009, he partnered with Incubrands Spirits Group (now Mahalo Spirits Group) as VP of SW Division. There, he helped develop Angel’s Envy, Papa’s Pilar Rums and Suerte Tequilas.

ryanforsyth@spiritsinvestors.com

Marc North

Finance Director

Holding a certified public accountant title with relevant managerial, corporate accounting and audit experience, Marc is a result-oriented professional with strong organizational and time management skills. Specializing in GAAP accounting, financial reporting/analysis and budgeting, Marc is a highly motivated and self-driven team leader with experience in the spirits industry (Anheuser-Busch) and leading teams with corporate/regional initiatives (McDonald’s Corporation).

mnorth@spiritsinvestors.com

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