WORLD FOOD AND BEV GROUP
Anaheim, CA 92807, United States
WHAT SETS US APART
We have spent the past two years developing brand awareness, reputation, and value for Comisario, entering it in key competitions, important tastings, etc. All three types (Blanco, Reposado, Anejo) have consistently received the highest awards. Based on an impressive and consistent record of garnering 90 point+ and Gold and Silver Medals over the last two years, Comisario has been named the “Best New Tequila of 2013” by Cigar & Spirits Magazine.
Awards tend to speak for themselves, and have been a key driver in establishing the current value of the Comisario brand (estimated to be between $20 and $25 million).
INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE AND GROWTH PLAN
China has been targeted as a key growth market for tequila. We have already established relationships in China and intend to pursue those opportunities once we achieve the requisite production and inventory capacity. Discussions are also already underway with potential agents, brokers, and advisors in Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, and a number of European Union countries.
Steve Rice (COO/Chairman) – A seasoned executive with 3 decades+ of senior management experience in the business world. He was the founder/CEO of FlouroTek Co. in Southern California (1970),. In 1979, Steve completed the very first condo conversion in Orange County (CA). In 1998, Steve was nominated to attend the Stratcom Tour. Steve is also the former President/CEO of the largest independent bottling company in Southern California.
Bernard D’Andrea (CEO) – Founder of UGM Corp, established ongoing working relationships in 15 countries, while directing all business, sales, and banking operations. Under his watch, UGM Corp increased their product lines to include wines, spirits, and imported water from Europe, while developing private brand beverage products, conducting sales and executing contracts internationally.
Luis Cota (President) – Starting with the Gallo Winery for the first 8 years, holding various positions throughout the country, Luis has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Luis spent over 7 years with the Heublein/Inglenook Napa Valley Company (now Diageo). After working for a select number of Napa Valley Wineries Luis would go on to work for EOS Estate as their National Sales Director for 7 years, then opening his own company, The Wilkes Wine Group. Luis is fluent in Spanish, and has high level contacts and experience in Jalisco.
Doug Karpf – (CPA) – Douglas A. Karpf is a CPA with over 30 years of experience and a member in good standing with the CA. State Board of Accountancy. Experienced in both audit and tax, Doug worked for Arthur Andersen for 4 years. In 1991 Doug started his own accounting practice, has worked closely with financial institutions and is very knowledgeable in the areas of tax and business planning, and has done forensic accounting as well. Doug graduated Magna Cum Laude from the U of Cincinnati
The company’s advisory board consists of former executives in the airline business (already fielding requests from 2 top airlines for 50ml bottles), military (an advisory board member is a former Chief of Staff level member of the military-access to national commissary system), grocery store chains.