DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY
DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS AND UNIQUE SKILLSETS BRING EXPERTISE
While each person brings expertise from multiple beverage industry subsets to Edge, we all met while working for Chimay's US importer.
We're all passionate about international travel and love to visit foreign suppliers when given the opportunity.
Phil, James and Bryan all value family first and all employees enjoy quality time with their loved ones first over work.
Family is #1
Philip Guana, Founder & Managing Partner
James Williams, Founder & Managing Partner
In the past 25 years, Phil went from owning a successful wine and spirits Importer and distributor, to working directly for suppliers as a beverage executive.
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.
Phil specializes in off premise national sales, focusing on grocery, C-store, and liquor stores. Phil enjoys fostering relationships with clients.
James specializes in Big Box national chains, sales team management, and distributor relations. Nothing gets James more excited than a pallet deal.
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
James oversees our sales rep program and distribution management. He is constantly innovating and thinking of creative solutions.
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.
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.
Bryan Burgdorf, Vice President of Sales
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.
Bryan manages chain accounts in the Central US. He loves building upcoming brands and educating buyers on the unique products in Edge’s portfolio.
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.
Shannon Holl, Director of Operations
Shannon has worked in the beverage industry for over a decade in Sales support and operations
Shannon specializes in streamlining systems and organization. Her positive
"can do" attitude in an asset.
Shannon is responsible for day to day operations and the lead in all Client Onboarding as well as Human Resources.
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.
Gabi is responsible for day to day Accounting functions and financial projections as well as Payroll.