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President & CEO

Jonathan joined Allied Beverage Group in 2022 as President and CEO, bringing to the organization over 20 years of domestic and global industry experience.  Prior to joining Allied, Jonathan served as the Chief Officer, Network Distribution Companies for William Grant & Sons, a 5th generation family-owned premium spirits company, overseeing its global network of wholly-owned distributors.  As a member of William Grant’s Executive Board, Jonathan was appointed Co-Chair of the company’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion steering committee, and Chairman of PMA, one of Canada’s largest beer, wine and spirits selling agencies.  Jonathan started his William Grant & Sons tenure as head of US Marketing, then became General Manager, North America, and ultimately took on the role of Region President, Americas.  A “brand guy” at heart, his wine & spirits experience has included leading such iconic brands as Milagro and Sauza Tequilas; Malibu, Sailor Jerry and Flor de Caña Rums; The Macallan, Glenfiddich, and The Balvenie Single Malt Scotches; Hendrick’s Gin; and Charles Heidsieck and Piper Heidsieck Champagnes.

Beyond his day-to-day corporate roles, Jonathan has played an active role in the overall wine and spirits industry, as past Chair of the American Distilled Spirits Alliance (ADSA, formerly The Presidents’ Forum), past co-chair of the US Chapter of Keepers of the Quaich, and past honoree of the UJA’s Wine & Spirits Samuel Bronfman Memorial Award.  Before joining the wine and spirits industry, Jonathan held several marketing, commercial and innovation roles at General Mills, and served on the Board of his family’s New England-based electrical industry distributorship.

 

Jonathan holds a BA and MBA from Dartmouth College; and he and his wife Meredith live in the New York metro area with their three children.

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