Meet the team behind our brands

Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

Dave Pardus

Dave Pardus is the Founder and CEO of Total Beverage Solution which he launched in 2001. Dave’s mission was to provide access to the challenging US Beverage Alcohol market for smaller, international brands. Traveling the world, he discovers numerous unique, historic, and distinctive brands which he collects to build the distinctive portfolio of TBS today.

Along with building the TBS portfolio, Dave is also focused on building a team of talent to enable the best care possible for these brands. If that wasn’t enough, Dave is also building his family with his wife Jayne, spending most of their time outside of work chasing two teenaged daughters around swimming pools all over the country. If there is any free time, Dave can be found on the golf course with Jayne, a former Professional Golfer, who regularly makes it clear she is the best golfer in the family.

Dave’s leadership style is consistent and steady. He believes in doing the right thing and from running over 10 marathons – likes to “finish strong”. The leadership culture is one of a growth-orientation, mirroring the 15 consecutive years of growth in the business. From the start, Dave made sure TBS is a place where people can perform and grow personally as well as professionally – not having to choose one or the other.

This is what drives Dave every day towards building a business others want to work with and a company people are excited to work for.

General Manager of Wine & Spirits

Neal Horgan

Neal Horgan, General Manager of Wine and Spirits, works with our wine and spirit suppliers to help establish goals and build strategic plans to achieve business objectives in U.S. beverage market. With over 30 years of experience in the industry and in-depth brand knowledge, Neal helps existing suppliers’ goals become reality. These capabilities also assist him with pursuing key brand acquisitions to expand the TBS portfolio.

Neal believes that the secret to developing brands is people. He has learned that good interpersonal relationships create highly motivated people as well as good business opportunities and takes great pride in the diverse relationships he has developed over the course of his career. Neal holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Suffolk University in Boston. An avid boater, Neal tries to spend as much time in the water as he can, boating with friends and family in the waters near his home in the summer, and escaping the harsh New England winters by traveling to warm, tropical locations. Neal also enjoys traveling to Europe and on a recent visit was inducted as a “Keeper of the Quaich”, an award given to those professionals who have made significant contributions to the Scotch Industry.

Chief Financial Officer

Sam Grizzle

As Chief Financial Officer of Total Beverage Solution, Sam brings over 10 years of industry experience and a strong prior background in business, technology and finance. His experience includes a history of helping establish and develop several companies by creating systems and controls to manage the businesses. He has also been deeply involved in developing and leading teams to enable rapid growth.

At TBS, Sam has worked diligently to help transform a startup environment into a truly flexible and efficient supplier and leader in the market. Sam has continuously welcomed and driven change within the business to integrate new tools, new acquisitions and new brands, contributing to a culture of growth and opportunity.

Prior to TBS, Sam worked through the company’s investor group, Jackson Healthcare Solutions, on fund-raising and business planning for clients and portfolio companies. Sam holds a B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Management and a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Originally from Georgia, Sam is an avid runner and tennis player currently residing with his wife and 3 young children in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

VP, Human Resources

Holly Berry

Holly Berry is the Vice President of Human Resources and is responsible for the company’s human capital strategy.  Holly’s focus is to build a highly effective, performance-based organization by recruiting, acquiring, motivating, developing and rewarding a talented, top quality workforce.

Holly knows that by designing a work environment where employees are engaged, satisfied and able to maximize their potential, success ensues!

Holly has experience in her field across a wide array of industries including well-known names such as BMW Manufacturing and Bank of America.

She has earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources, Compensation and Rewards Management and Six Sigma Green Belt certifications.

Holly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Clemson University where she graduated summa cum laude.  She also has a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Administration from Webster University.

Holly continues to maintain her Registered Nurse status so that she can volunteer in the medical community.  She also enjoys paddle boarding, tennis, and kayaking on the South Carolina coast.

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Brian Fox

Director of Strategy & Operations, Brian Fox runs the operations function and leads critical growth initiatives across the business. Brian’s passion is building brands by an ensuring sales and marketing investments generate their highest possible ROI through a combination of data driven decision making, sales team enablement, operational efficiency, and creativity.

Prior to joining TBS, Brian was a management consultant with PwC, leading transformational projects in the retail and consumer goods industries across pricing strategy, salesforce effectiveness, loyalty program design, and commercial and SG&A synergies. He partnered with over 50 companies large and small, including Coca-Cola, Acosta, RJ Reynolds, Tire & Battery Corp., and Delta Airlines. Prior to PwC, Brian held positions in equity valuation at New York-based Endurance Capital and Chicago-based Crystal Rock Capital Management.

Brian holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a B.S. in Economics and Organization Development from Vanderbilt University. A Chicago native, he now lives in Charleston with his wife and two young daughters.

Total Beverage Solution Employees

Andrea Brady

Andrea Brady

Accounts Receivable & Office Manager
Matt Brown

Matt Brown

Texas Wine & Spirits Market Manager + Strategic Wine Partnership Manager
Tricia Chimento

Tricia Chimento

Wine & Spirits Market Manager: NY, NJ & CT

e:tchimento@tbsbrands.com

Tim Coleman

Tim Coleman

Beer Market Manager: MA, RI, VT, NH, ME
Brad Cooksey

Brad Cooksey

National Account Manager
Jason Davis

Jason Davis

Chain Account & Market Manager – Ohio
Breanne Dorsey

Breanne Dorsey

Market Manager, IL & MI
Frank Evans

Frank Evans

Beer Market Manager: Southern California
Lauren Foster

Lauren Foster

Senior Brand Manager Beer + Italian Spirits
Randy Foster

Randy Foster

Sales Analyst
Kevin Furphy

Kevin Furphy

Western Region VP Sales

e:kfurphy@tbsbrands.com

Richard Gerwe

Richard Gerwe

West Chain and Area Manager, Beer: CA
Kevin Gildea

Kevin Gildea

Beer Market Manager: IL, WI
LeAnna Haigler

LeAnna Haigler

Senior Accountant
Kammy Hanson

Kammy Hanson

Data Entry Specialist
Bailey Hasbrouck

Bailey Hasbrouck

Territory Manager: GA, NC, SC, TN
Prescott Hobson

Prescott Hobson

Market Manager, W&S New England (MA, RI, NH, VT, ME)
Pete Killilea

Pete Killilea

NY Territory Manager
Justin Kirby

Justin Kirby

Sales Manager - Emerging Brands

e:jkirby@tbsbrands.com

Mara Lee

Mara Lee

National On-Premise Sales & Spirits Trade Activation Manager
Olesya Lopez

Olesya Lopez

Accounts Receivable Specialist
Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch

Weihenstephan Country Manager

e:tlynch@tbsbrands.com

John Marini

John Marini

Beer Market Manager: FL, AL, MS & PR

e:jmarini@tbsbrands.com

Tony Marino

Tony Marino

Wine & Spirits Market Manager: CA & HI

e:tmarino@tbsbrands.com

Lillie Norris

Lillie Norris

Operations Associate
Rebecca Powell

Rebecca Powell

Brand Manager Beer + Wine + Whiskey
Connor Prentis

Connor Prentis

Operations Associate
Brian Provost

Brian Provost

Sales & Reporting Analyst
Joe Randazzo

Joe Randazzo

Market Manager: D.C., DE, MD, PA

e:jrandazzo@tbsbrands.com

Dennis Richards

Dennis Richards

Market Manager: CO, AZ, NM, UT, NV
Lisa Sanders

Lisa Sanders

Wine & Spirits Market Manager: FL, GA, AL, MS, PR

e:lsanders@tbsbrands.com

Scott Schneider

Scott Schneider

Southern Region Director
Lynn Severson

Lynn Severson

Market Manager: MN, WI, ND, SD, IA
Stefano Sordini

Stefano Sordini

Brand Ambassador, Italian Spirits
Bill Storey

Bill Storey

Compliance Manager
Marina Terzieva

Marina Terzieva

Sr. Manager, Finance & Accounting
Bryon Thomas

Bryon Thomas

Market Manager: MO, KS, NE

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Megan Tufano

Megan Tufano

Market Manager: WA,OR,AK,ID,MT,WY
Lindsay Waters

Lindsay Waters

Sr. Manager, Business Intelligence & Reporting
Heather Yargus

Heather Yargus

Central Region Director
Erica Zakrzewski

Erica Zakrzewski

Corporate Compliance Manager