Experienced Craft Brewing Executive with successful track record of driving industry leading growth
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • February 26, 2019

A dedicated improver of business operations and leader of fast growing organizations.  A successful track record leading growth across industries through strategic direction, team building, revenue generation, cost containment, and process improvement.   Deep skill set in:

·        Sales ·        Strategy ·        Supply Chain ·        Marketing ·        People Development ·        Org and Process Development ·        Operations

  ·        Lean/Process Improvement

  ·        Change Leadership


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MBA @ Michigan State University - Eli Broad Graduate School of Management
May 1996 — Mar 2019


Chief Operating Officer @ Founders Brewing Company
Apr 2014 — Mar 2018

 Led all revenue generating functions for the company including sales, marketing, retail, HR and international operations.
 Achieved industry leading growth among top 50 craft brewers each year for 4 years. Grew from 32nd to 9th largest craft brewer in the country with 44% 5 year CAGR vs. industry average of 12%.
 Developed strategy, organization structures, processes and metrics to achieve aggressive growth.
 One of five leaders in charge of setting and executing company strategy
 Led development of annual brand calendar
 Oversaw one of the country’s Top 50 restaurants and opened a second location
 Expanded geographic reach from 28 to 46 states
 Developed many industry leading best practices for reporting, measurement, and annual business planning
 Led operational reviews at company board meetings

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