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DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS AND UNIQUE SKILLSETS BRING EXPERTISE

OVERVIEW

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Mutual Connections

While each person brings expertise from multiple beverage industry subsets to Edge, we all met while working for Chimay's US importer.

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Globally Infuenced

We're all passionate about international travel and love to visit foreign suppliers when given the opportunity.  

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Phil, James and Bryan all value family first and all employees enjoy quality time with their loved ones first over work.

Family is #1

MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Philip Guana, Founder & Managing Partner

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James Williams, Founder & Managing Partner

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In the past 20 years, Phil went from owning a successful wine and spirits Importer and distributor, to working directly for suppliers as a beverage executive.

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In the past 16 years, James has lived and breathed nearly every role and tier of the beverage industry, starting his career with a distributor but quickly pivoting.

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Phil specializes in off premise national sales, focusing on grocery, C-store, and liquor stores. Phil enjoys fostering relationships with clients.

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James specializes in Big Box national chains, sales team management, and distributor relations. Nothing gets James more excited than a pallet deal.

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Phil heads operations and new business development. He is always looking for new creative brands and ways to execute in the market. He is a student of the industry on all levels

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James oversees our sales rep program and distribution management.  He is constantly innovating and thinking of creative solutions.

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Phil enjoys meeting new people, playing poker and spending time with his three daughters. On a day off, you'll find him exploring new destinations and learning about new cultures as well as new beverage innovations.

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James enjoys mountain biking, traveling and spending time with his family. On a day off, find him enjoying the beach with a whiskey on the rocks.

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Bryan Burgdorf, Vice President of Sales

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In the past 10 years, Bryan has managed bars, represented foreign suppliers, and directed sales programs for breweries. He is well versed and eager to learn.

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Bryan manages chain accounts in the Central US. He loves building upcoming brands and educating buyers on the unique products in Edge’s portfolio.

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Bryan is an avid outdoorsman and loves to spend time with his wife and daughters.  On a day off, find him on a dirt bike or enjoying a pale ale. 

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Shannon Holl, Director of Operations

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Shannon has worked in the beverage industry for over a decade in Sales support and operations

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Shannon specializes in streamlining systems and organization. Her positive 
"can do" attitude in an asset.

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Shannon is responsible for day to day operations and the lead in all Client Onboarding. 

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Gabi Galeano 

Accounting Manager

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Gabi has years of experience in the Food and Beverage industry and is now applying what she knows along with her Accounting skills to work at Edge Beverage.

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Gabi is responsible for day to day Accounting functions and financial projectons as well as Human Resources.