We are proud to exclusively import the finest uniquely crafted Tequilas and Mezcals made with the highest quality Agave in all of Mexico. We are prouder still to share with our customers the experience of the very best of Mexico in terms of craft, culture, tradition and camaraderie.
We support farmers, distillers and artisans in the indigenous communities where our beverages are crafted maintaining generational traditions and sharing the spirit, society and sense of celebration that inspires us.
Jose Maria Arreola
Jose Maria Arreola (Mr. A)
33+ years experience with Grupo Modelo including leadership roles overseeing the Mexico City brewery; and Modelo’s U.S. businesses (GModelo USA and Crown Imports). Relationships with Crown’s “Gold” wholesaler network nationwide, as well as ABI’s “Red” network and MC’s “Blue” network. Relationships with beverage producers in Mexico, Spain, France, Canada and other countries, customs brokers and global logistics partners.
15+ years experience in operational roles with companies ranging from Fortune 500 to successful start-ups, most recently serving as bilingual Executive Assistant to Grupo Modelo’s C-Level Executive Team.
As a dedicated accounting and finance professional, Jose has 15 years of experience in meeting a company’s accounting and financial needs. Jose’s background is in the accounting, tax, and banking industry. Jose started his career in accounting and income taxes preparation for small businesses and entered the banking industry at US BANK. Jose later joined event planning company Marcus Evans as a financial accountant; his responsibilities included AR, AP, payroll, month-end and financial reporting to various departments. Prior to joining GBT, he was the Staff Accountant for Flashpoint, a media arts college. Here, Jose worked with the CFO focusing on financial goals for the college. Jose brings to GBT his passion for numbers and experience in the financial industry. He loves that GBT has a commodity from his native land of Mexico, bringing Mexico’s life, culture and family to the forefront.
National Sales Director
Kevin has more than twenty years of experience in key leadership roles with recognized adult beverage companies. He has lead in high-level roles while developing successful adult beverage brands including Jack Daniels, Herradura, El Jimador, Don Julio, Woodford Reserve, Skinny Girl Margarita, Aperol, Ciroc, Smirnoff & Johnny Walker. Kevin has extensive experience leading sales management, commerical strategy development, brand positioning, corporate structure, commercial budgeting, sales operations, analytics and national account management.
Laura brings an array of experience in program planning and execution, event management, creating processes, and promoting an efficient work environment from her previous positions in the healthcare, education, and D&I industry. Prior to joining GBT in 2019, Laura completed her M.Ed. in Organizational Development from Vanderbilt's Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee. During her time in Nashville, Laura worked in the America's Diversity Office for Nissan USA, supporting the management of diversity and inclusion initiatives through internal and external capacities across North America. Laura currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Francisco has spent most of his professional career at Manheim Corporation as Detail Shop Manager supervising over 30 employees. Most recently he worked for Martin Brower a subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, Inc. where he was responsible for organizing the areas and helped manage the day-to-day activities of the warehouse.
Division Manager - Central
Nick brings a career based on the complete sales, marketing, financial and management experience with Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial start - up companies competing in the Beer, Wine and Spirits industry to the GBT team. Nick’s background brings senior executive positions held with Margaritaville Holdings, Diageo, E&J Gallo and within the distributor network.
Division Manager -
Mr. Perez brings more than 29 years of distributor & supplier experience to GBT. Most recently, Mr. Perez served as the Regional Vice President - Southeast Division at Devils River Whiskey. Prior to Devils River Whiskey, Mr. Perez served as the Southeast Divisional Manager for Deep Eddy Vodka. He opened 10 states & guided the rapid growth across his Division. In 2013 he was Awarded Man of the Year. Deep Eddy Vodka was acquired by Heaven Hill Brands in September 2015.
Region Manger – IL / WI / KY / IN
Susan brings 20 plus years of experience in the adult beverage sales, marketing and management including developing the luxury portfolio at Palm Bay International and Regional Manager at Guarachi Wine Partners. Susan has experience with successful brand building and training, development and partnership with key distributors in the Central region of the U.S.
State Manager - FL / TN
Gary brings over 30 years of beverage experience from both the Supplier & Distributor channels. He started his career in Distributor Sales & Management in Nashville, TN working for B & G Wholesalers (now Empire). Brown-Forman then hired Gary to continue to develop brands in Florida. Woodford Reserve, Gentleman Jack & Tuaca brands were especially rewarding as the brands grew continuously during his 11 years there. Margaritaville Spirits was the next stop for Gary, where the entire portfolio grew substantially under his watch in the Southeast USA. Gary then took an opportunity at Deep Eddy Vodka, in Florida & TN, which was a very rewarding experience to have the opportunity to launch this powerful brand & watch it develop into a high profit & volume player in the extremely competitive Vodka category. Gary plans to use his knowledge & experience to develop the Global Beverage Team portfolio of tequila's & mezcal next!
Cathal O’Flaherty joins GBT with over 30 years of management experience with Anheuser Busch and Constellation Brands, primarily in sales and business development. Cathal has an extensive track record of successfully establishing and nurturing distributor and supplier relationships as well as experience in developing and implementing breakthrough national programs for distributors and retailers.
Market Manager – South Texas
Matthew Torregrossa brings over 25 years of Sales experience. Matthew started in the restaurant industry with Carrabba’s and Sullivan’s Steakhouse. Then he worked in direct sales in the spirits industry with Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) and Western Spirits. Matthew’s background brings extensive knowledge on Spirits, the Spirits industry, and building brands.