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.
Sales Operation Manager
Nicole Kelley brings over 15+ years in CPG industry specializing in Beverage/Alcohol Operations. Prior to joining Global beverage Team as Sales Operations Manager, she worked in Sales Operations and Analytics at Mike’s Hard Lemonade from 2015-2019 where she managed operations for the US Sales Team as well as managed sales reporting and operations for 450+ distributors. Nicole began her Beverage/Alcohol career in 2005 with Coca-Cola Enterprises, then moving to Barton Brands (Constellation Spirits) in 2007 - 2009 working in Sales Operations. Nicole also worked as a Territory Sales Representative for Mars Chocolate North America building relationships in C-Stores, brining new items to market, and managing inventories. Her experience includes sales operations, reporting and analytics, sales training, as well as system implementation. Nicole resides in Chicago, IL.
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.
Division Manager - East
Bob has over 25 years of experience in the industry, working for both Heineken USA and Brown-Forman prior to joining Global Beverage Team. Bob has managed retail accounts both on a national and regional level as well as distributor networks across multiple territories.
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 - GA / SC
Greg has 29 years of experience in the wine and spirits industry. Prior to joining Global Beverage Team, Greg worked 12 years at Constellation as State Manager for GA & SC before joining Sazerac for the past 11 years as State Manager for Georgia. Prior to his supplier roles he spent 6 years with Empire Distributors in the retail wine division. Greg is extremely passionate about the industry and puts heavy focus on being Action Oriented, Building Effective Teams, Integrity & Trust, Planning, Drive for Results, Customer Relations, Problem Solving and Self Development. Greg currently resides in Marietta, Georgia with his wife Dawn.
State Manager - FL
Evan joins us with over 10 years of experience in the Adult Beverage Category. Before joining Global Beverage Team as the State Sales Manager of Florida in December of 2020, Evan worked for the Sazerac Inc. and was pivotal to making Florida their #1 market in the nation, managing the business in both the North & South Florida markets. Prior to Sazerac Inc., he worked for Anheuser - Busch InBev as a National Key Account Manager and was a key figure in establishing their current Adult Beverage Category, all while managing +110 distributors across 11 states and 3-time zones. As the State Sales Manager of Florida for Global Beverage Team, he will align closely with distributor management to gain market share while creating awareness in all channels for GBT's entire portfolio.
State Manager - NY
Jenna Regan holds the position of New York State Manager and has over 12 years of experience in the wine and liquor industry. Jenna brings a wealth of knowledge, relationships and leadership to her role as New York State Manager for Global Beverage Team. Jenna provides an expertise managing both channels, on and off premise. She is passionate about empowering the people around her and growing brands into category leaders. In her previous role with Delicato Family Wines, she served as New York Area Manager for eight years as well as implementing and chairing Delicato’s Women’s Leadership Committee. In 2019, Jenna organized and executed the first ever Women’s leadership and Women of the Vine networking event in NYC. Jenna resides on Long Island with her husband, Billy and their children.