THE DRINKS TEAM

 

DRINKS is led by a team with unparalleled digital media and commerce, Direct to Consumer (DTC), and adult beverage experience.

 

DRINKS Leadership Team

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
Chief Executive Officer

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
President, DTC

Kelly   is a beverage alcohol industry veteran, with more than 20 years of experience spanning all three tiers of the industry, with an expertise on DTC. Prior to DRINKS, she served as VP, Compliance for Direct Wines (WSJ Wine & Laithwaites Wine), where she managed their DTC distribution model.

Kelly is a beverage alcohol industry veteran, with more than 20 years of experience spanning all three tiers of the industry, with an expertise on DTC. Prior to DRINKS, she served as VP, Compliance for Direct Wines (WSJ Wine & Laithwaites Wine), where she managed their DTC distribution model.

Kelly Martin
Chief Compliance Officer

Peter   has more than 30 years of experience leading technology organizations across ad tech, retail, and financial services industries. Prior to DRINKS, he was the CTO at 12 Digit Marketing (acquired by Westfield Retail Solutions) and was also the CTO for 15 years at Conversant (fka ValueClick, NASDAQ:CNVR) until its sale to Alliance Data Systems for $2.3B.

Peter has more than 30 years of experience leading technology organizations across ad tech, retail, and financial services industries. Prior to DRINKS, he was the CTO at 12 Digit Marketing (acquired by Westfield Retail Solutions) and was also the CTO for 15 years at Conversant (fka ValueClick, NASDAQ:CNVR) until its sale to Alliance Data Systems for $2.3B.

Peter Wolfert
Chief Technology Officer

Kris   has nearly 20 years of financial leadership experience, with a focus on deploying scalable operating procedures, strategic analysis, and fiscal foresight. Prior to DRINKS, he served as CFO of Topson Downs and Rachel Roy from 2014 to 2018 and as a senior finance executive with Lucky Brand (sold to Leonard Green & Partners in 2013).

Kris has nearly 20 years of financial leadership experience, with a focus on deploying scalable operating procedures, strategic analysis, and fiscal foresight. Prior to DRINKS, he served as CFO of Topson Downs and Rachel Roy from 2014 to 2018 and as a senior finance executive with Lucky Brand (sold to Leonard Green & Partners in 2013).

Kris Scott
Chief Financial Officer

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
Chief Marketing Officer

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
Head of R&D