Emerging Spirits Brands
From Japanese shochu, to Oaxacan mezcal, to good old-fashioned Kentucky bourbon, we're as focused as you are on curating a quality spirits selection. Because our business is to help you grow your business. When you partner with us, you'll have access to unparalleled logistical efficiencies, market insights, and a reduced cost of doing business in general. And always a dedication to friendly customer service on a local level. Because to us, it's not just about selling spirits. It's about leaving you in good spirits.
In seeking to fulfill the Southern Glazer’s vision of being the world’s preeminent selling, logistics and data insights company, our Emerging Spirits Brands leadership team keeps a tight focus on both customers and suppliers.
Executive Vice President, Supplier Management and Business Development
Ray has over 21 years of professional experience within alcohol beverage industry, which include progressive customer centric sales roles and national sales & marketing leadership roles. He currently is the Executive Vice President of Supplier Management and Business Development at SGWS America. Prior to that Ray held several progressive roles including V.P. Supplier Strategy SWS America, V.P. of Marketing & Sales planning SWS Florida, where he founded a statewide department focused on streamlining programing, pricing and sales effectiveness for SWS Florida suppliers and customers alike. Before coming to Southern, Ray held several sales and marketing roles at Bacardi USA. Ray is a graduate of University of Miami School of Business MBA- Management and his undergraduate accomplishments are from the Chaplin School of Hospitality Management at Florida International University. Most recently he participated in the joint commercial and operations executive leadership program at SWS.