DRINKS TEAM

DRINKS is led by a team with unparalleled digital, DTC, and beverage alcohol experience.

   Zac   drives the DRINKS vision in disrupting the traditional beverage alcohol ecosystem.  A serial entrepreneur and digital advertising innovator, he was the founder and CEO of Hydra, a $100mil+ digital ad platform (acquired by Adknowledge in 2010). He’s operated and invested in all facets of tech, from social games to the pet industry.

Zac drives the DRINKS vision in disrupting the traditional beverage alcohol ecosystem.  A serial entrepreneur and digital advertising innovator, he was the founder and CEO of Hydra, a $100mil+ digital ad platform (acquired by Adknowledge in 2010). He’s operated and invested in all facets of tech, from social games to the pet industry.

Zac Brandenberg, CEO

   Louis   is a beverage alcohol pioneer who built, as founder and CEO, the largest DTC wine company in the USA (acquired by Direct Wines in 2007). He has been a partner in other consumer product and beverage ventures, including as a founder of Goose Island Beer Company (acquired by InBev).

Louis is a beverage alcohol pioneer who built, as founder and CEO, the largest DTC wine company in the USA (acquired by Direct Wines in 2007). He has been a partner in other consumer product and beverage ventures, including as a founder of Goose Island Beer Company (acquired by InBev).

Louis Amoroso, COO

   Gary   has over 25 years of experience in the accounting and financial fields. Prior to DRINKS, he served as the CFO of Onestop Internet (2012-2016), was CFO at Hydra, and previously was the VP Finance/Accounting at Helio (sold to Virgin Mobile in 2008).

Gary has over 25 years of experience in the accounting and financial fields. Prior to DRINKS, he served as the CFO of Onestop Internet (2012-2016), was CFO at Hydra, and previously was the VP Finance/Accounting at Helio (sold to Virgin Mobile in 2008).

Gary Cooperman, CFO

   Barry   is the architect of DRINKS technology development and operations. Having been a CTO for the last 15 years, he specialized in developing highly scalable ecommerce and advertising platforms supporting millions of users. He was formerly the CTO of Meteor Games, a leading Facebook game developer, and founding CTO of Hydra.

Barry is the architect of DRINKS technology development and operations. Having been a CTO for the last 15 years, he specialized in developing highly scalable ecommerce and advertising platforms supporting millions of users. He was formerly the CTO of Meteor Games, a leading Facebook game developer, and founding CTO of Hydra.

Barry Collier, CTO

   Josiah   leads the brand, marketing and merchandising strategy across DRINKS and its various web properties. He has 15 years of experience in brand building, direct marketing, customer acquisition and business development and has managed award-winning creative teams across the industry.

Josiah leads the brand, marketing and merchandising strategy across DRINKS and its various web properties. He has 15 years of experience in brand building, direct marketing, customer acquisition and business development and has managed award-winning creative teams across the industry.

Josiah Gordon, CMO

   Ed   has 35 years of executive operating experience from startup to IPO, including Advisor to Techstars. His previous experience includes CEO of Collective Intellect (acquired by Oracle in 2012) and COO of Trenstar, a provider of keg solutions to craft breweries (acquired by Macquarie Group in 2008).

Ed has 35 years of executive operating experience from startup to IPO, including Advisor to Techstars. His previous experience includes CEO of Collective Intellect (acquired by Oracle in 2012) and COO of Trenstar, a provider of keg solutions to craft breweries (acquired by Macquarie Group in 2008).

Ed Roberto, CSO