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This list showcases the top Chicago based CEO’ operating in the Wine And Spirits space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Co-Founder & CEO of Foxtrot
Co-Founder & CEO of Foxtrot.
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About Foxtrot: Foxtrot is a mobile app that lets customers shop a curated collection of drinks, food, and everyday essentials.
CEO of Heaven’s Door
Marc Bushala is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in creating and building businesses in the real estate, marketing services, media, food and beverage, and entertainment sectors in the United States and across Europe. In 1989, Bushala founded the National Facilities Group, Inc. (NFG), a company specializing in database management of commercial property portfolios of Fortune 1000 companies. NFG was sold in 2004 to a global investment group.
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About Heaven’s Door, Liquid Asset Brands, MAB Capital Management: Heaven’s Door is an Whiskey Brand.
Founder, CEO of Around the Bend Beer Co.
Dan has been a marketer for the past 18 years and a home brewer for last 20 years. With Around the Bend, he is bringing together these two passions. Having worked at luminary ad agencies Campbell Mithun and Leo Burnett as well as leading corporate marketing departments, Dan brings a wealth of experience in building world-class brands. He has led teams large and small to achieve great success for brands such as Kmart, U.S. Army, Discover Card, U.S. Cellular and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store among others. He is a master of marketing strategy and well versed in the latest techniques used to engage audiences via online/social platforms. His skill sets and breadth of experience mean that he is uniquely suited to leading an organization like Around the Bend. Dan also holds a certificate of completion from the Siebel Institute (America’s oldest brewing school) in brewing technology.
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About Around the Bend Beer Co.: We are not renegades. We are not rebelling against anything (as many other beer brands claim to be).
Cofounder / CEO of savvo digital sommelier solutions
Cofounder and CEO of savvo digital sommelier solutions
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About savvo digital sommelier solutions: The “match.com” for the retail wine industry – matching shoppers and brands at the critical point of purchase.
Chief Executive Officer of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Through sheer will and conviction, McEnery has bootstrapped a restaurant and retail operation with over $340 million in annual revenue. The Cooper’s Hawk modern casual restaurant and tasting room ‘mash-up’ is at once fresh and familiar to consumers.
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About Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants: Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants features wineries and tasting rooms in the United States.