Tiger Paw Distributors LLC
Creator and distributor of unique spirits inspired by…
Introducing Tiger Paw Distributors: the only spirits company that has captured the essence of icon, Jimi Hendrix, in their products, using his song titles and imagery.
When consumers browse through alcohol stores, they are faced with shelf after shelf of products that don’t stand out from one another.
Tiger Paw combines two powerful elements—the popularity and edge of Jimi Hendrix, and high-quality ingredients—to create truly special beverages that offer an experience, not just another drink.
Get the Jimi Hendrix experience, not just another cocktail.
Tiger Paw promises products produced using the highest quality standards.
Our first product, Purple Haze Liqueur, brings the taste sensation of exotic berries, cognac and vodka. Our second product, already under development, is VooDoo Child, a Cazuela Tequila. VooDoo Child is currently being developed as a refreshing mix of Premium Tequila infused with various fruits. This traditional Mexican cocktail, is usually served in soup-bowl-sized ceramic bowls. Currently, there is no other Cazuela Tequila on the market.
Tiger Paw Distributors stands apart from the competition by being the only company in existence promoting a Jimi Hendrix line of alcohol products, as well as partnering with Leon Hendrix. This allows for:
- The creation of PURPLE HAZE LIQUER with cognac, vodka and berries
- A memorable Purple Haze logo that can be prominently displayed on all materials and packaging
- Development of a worldwide Jimi Hendrix Liqueur brand emphasizing commitment to quality
And, only Tiger Paw has invited restaurants, bars and professional sports venues to be the first to carry this unique product.
Since the conception of the Tiger Paw vision, we’ve made incredible progress.
Tiger Paw is the only company to have the support of Leon Hendrix (the brother of Jimi) and licensing rights for his own private catalog of images make products with his song titles and imagery. We also have engaged several high-profile celebrities, including Flo Rida, P Ditty and Wiz Kahlifa. And, we’re currently in negotiations with three of the largest spirit distributors on the west coast, mid west and east coast, which would give us coverage in all of the United States.
In addition to the launch of Purple Haze Liqueur, our next milestones include the introduction of new products, VooDoo Child to be completed in the third quarter 2015 with Foxy Lady soon to follow first quarter 2016.
We invite you to review our Business Plan page where you’ll learn more about our market opportunity, revenue strategy, our goals and ultimately how you can be part of making it happen!
After playing professional basketball in Spain, Japan, Turkey, and France for more than eight years on Division I teams, Mr. Wallace has been involved in business marketing, start-ups, corporate financing and fund acquisitions since 2001.
He has participated in multiple multi-million dollar start-up companies including Private Client Financial, which provides consulting for professional athletes’ investments, licensing marketing and investment opportunities. He also developed the first sports and management division of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, a registered investment advisor firm based in Los Angeles, California with approximately $15 billion in assets under management. His experience includes the launch of Conexa, Inc., a diversified holding company which obtained exclusive rights to market anti-microbial and disinfectant technologies from Hydro Products & Technologies, Inc. He also served as Wealth Management Director of Career Sports International, an acquisition, sports and entertainment division of AMEX, and served as director of the division within the company responsible for client development and marketing.
Mr. Balderas holds a M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from University of Southern California. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from California State University, Los Angeles. He is a Certified Trust Financial Analyst Cannon School of Trust and Financial Planning Levels I & II. He holds his California Property and Casualty and Life Insurance licenses. Mr. Balderas possesses more than 18 years of experience in the financial and banking industry.
Most recently Mr. Balderas held the title of Senior Wealth Management Consultant where he was primarily responsible for working with the Private Banking Clients in the Private Bank.
Mr. Shaifer has served the Aerospace Industry for nine years in the Quality Management Division, employed by Aluminum Precision Products as a Metallurgical Technician. Mr. Shaifer was responsible for Company compliance for Federal, State, FAA, and Aerospace Industry Standards. Major prime customers include Boeing, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics.
Prior to joining (APP) Mr. Shaifer owned has owned and operated several small companies as well as worked for Southland Corporation (7-11) stores, in the Sales and Marketing Division. Mr. Shaifer attended Oregon State University, Majoring in Engineering and Communications.
Ken Kuczwaj is a restaurant veteran for more than 18 years, owning and running 15 establishments from Five-Star Steak Houses to casual Italian dinning. His passion for wine, spirits and food, is unparalleled in the food industry. Mr. Kuczwaj ran the spirits and wine program for all of his establishments developing close ties to major liquor distributors in the area. He helped break many of the liquor brands that were new to the market through events, promotions and various parties at his many establishments.
Prior to his experience in the restaurant business, Mr. Kuczwaj was a founding member of a Real Estate Development company he started in 1984 with two partners. By 1989, they grew to over 115 employees and expanding major retail developments throughout California. The company also included a commercial brokerage division which was also run by Mr. Kuczwaj employing over 25 brokers.
Dave Bateman, Consultant – Federal and State Alcohol Regulatory
Dave retired from the federal government after 40 years, 31 with ATF and 9 with TTB. He has worked with and advised all levels of the distilled spirits industries from Importers and Manufacturers to wholesale distribution through to local chain retail licensee.
He assisted the majority of new craft distillers entering into this new growth industry since its inception in 1996 to the current 700 plus distillers operating in the US. He was considered the expert on federal distilled spirits law when TTB was formed in 2003 and helped to form the new agency by training the current audit staff, working with auditors on their initial audits, writing audit plans, and forming TTB policy in regulating the distilled spirits producers. He worked with auditors and investigators in developing enforcement programs and standards to work with all distilled spirits industry members in an open and supportive environment.
Dave advised TTB Counsel, management, other federal agencies, and international law enforcement agencies concerning tax law, consumer protection standards, and TTB policy in this enforcement. He assisted in re-writing the current distilled spirits regulations in 27 CFR Part 19 and worked on revising a 60 year old program of submitted a monthly forms. This is currently under Treasury Department review and will change the way beverage alcohol producers report monthly activity to the federal government.
He is a certified fraud examiner with a BA degree in marketing from the University of Northern Iowa.