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Leadership

Bruce Hunter

Managing Director

Bruce Hunter joined Shaw-Ross in 1995 as Executive Vice President, Director of Wines. He was appointed Executive Vice President, Director of Marketing in 1998 and oversaw the expansion of the marketing department by developing a professional brand management structure. Bruce was appointed Managing Director in 2004.

Bruce brings 48 years of domestic and international experience in the Wine & Spirits industry. Starting in 1970 with Almaden Vineyards and with Parrott and Company starting in 1973 serving as its president from 1984 to 1995.

Larry Hull

Chief Financial Officer

A Certified Public Accountant, Larry has 43 years of experience in Public and Private industry accounting—19 of these years with Shaw Ross. Dedicated to producing accurate and reliable financial statements, he has emphasized the importance of adhering to company policy in every aspect of our business

Scott Jove

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Scott Jove joined Shaw-Ross as Manager, Commercial Strategy in 2015, and was named VP Sales & Marketing in 2017, bringing a fresh perspective to the commercial team at Shaw-Ross.

Scott holds a BA from Duke University and both a JD and an MBA from the University of Miami. Before joining Shaw-Ross, Scott spent time in the financial services industry with Grant Thornton and in management consulting with AT Kearney, and Scott gained his alcohol beverage industry experience working at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of America.

A licensed attorney in the state of Florida, Scott brings a unique skill set to Shaw-Ross, which enabled him to take a major role in the recent restructuring of the company.

Nick James

Senior Vice President, Brand Management

Born in the UK, Nick James has 46 years experience in the Wine & Spirit Industry, both in international and domestic markets. Before joining Shaw-Ross in 1998, Nick was Export Manager for Langguth/Sichel, a major German based wine & spirit company.

In addition to his portfolio responsibilities, Nick oversees the brand management team and is also responsible for their development and training.

Ken Jarecki

Senior Vice President, National Accounts

Ken Jarecki has 39 years of industry experience having worked with Southern Wine & Spirits before joining Shaw-Ross in 1996.

Corporate on and off premise chains represent close to 60% of national wine & spirit sales and continue to undergo explosive growth.

Shaw-Ross has dedicated one of its most experienced managers to establish a professional and effective National Accounts department with comprehensive sales and analytical capabilities.

Ken and his team have enabled Shaw-Ross to become a significant player in the National Accounts

Vinny Ferrone

Vice President, Eastern Region

Vinny Ferrone has over 41 years experience in the Wine & Spirit Industry and has held positions with Seagram's, Somerset Importers and United Distillers. Prior to joining Shaw-Ross, in January 2001, he was the Divisional VP for Glenmore/United Distillers for 14 years.

Vinny’s long experience at a senior sales management level has enabled him to build strong and lasting relationships with wholesalers and retailers in his region

Nick Potter

Vice President, Southeastern Region

Nick Potter is a 40 year industry veteran and was appointed to his new role as Vice President, Southeast Region, in October 2016 having previously been a National Brand Manager at Shaw-Ross

Before joining Shaw-Ross in 2003, Nick worked for F W Langguth as Export Sales Director and as UK Sales Director for Morrison Bowmore Distillers (Scotland). His international experience and industry knowledge have made Nick a very effective and well rounded executive

Andy Halpern

Vice President, Central Region

Andy is a 35 year industry veteran with a wealth of experience having held high level positions with both distributors and suppliers.

Andy joined Shaw-Ross in September 2016 having previously been President of Glazer’s of Texas. Prior to that he held senior positions with Constellation Brands and Seagram, Americas

As Vice President, Central Region, Andy is responsible for 17 states and his previous experience in building high performing teams while increasing productivity and profits makes him ideally suited to this role.

Daniel Hansen Jr

Vice President, Western Region

Daniel joined Shaw-Ross in November 2016 as Vice President of the newly formed Western Region consisting of 14 states.

Daniel entered the wine industry in 2001 as VP Chains for Beringer Blass Wine Estates after twenty years at Nestle, USA where he held various Vice President positions. He left Foster’s Wine Estates (formerly Beringer Blass) in 2006 to form 585 Wine Partners with other industry veterans. In 2010 he joined Palm Bay International as Western Division Manager of the Quantum Wine & Spirit Division.

Daniel’s lengthy experience both inside and outside the wine and spirits industry gives him a unique perspective in managing this all important Region

Paul Chevalier

Vice President National Wine Director, Lineage Division

Born in Massachusetts, Paul was educated in winemaking at the Universities of Reims and Bordeaux in France. He has been a winemaker for Champagne Veuve Clicquot, Cape Mentelle, Australia and Cloudy Bay, New Zealand. Immediately before joining Shaw-Ross in 2001, Paul was the Export Manager and Winemaker at Calvet French Wines.

Paul has overall responsibility for the Lineage Division, Shaw-Ross’ fine wine portfolio. His experience as a wine maker and depth of knowledge makes Paul one of the most accomplished wine educators in the industry

Yoshi Yumoto

Vice President, Gekkeikan National Brand Manager

Born and raised in Japan, Yoshi Yumoto currently serves as the Vice President and Gekkeikan National Brand Manager at Shaw-Ross International Importers. With over 20 years’ experience in the sake category, Yoshi leads sales and education in the United States for the world’s largest sake, Gekkeikan, with focus on wholesalers, retailers and consumers. Yoshi trained at the Gekkeikan sake school in Japan, where he learned the intricate nuances of sake as well as the sake making process.

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