Market Sales Manager, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
After spending portions of my childhood in Northport, NY & then Grand Rapids, MI, my family & I settled in Westfield, NJ where I spent my high school years before moving on to attend Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. I received my bachelor’s degree in business management from St. Joe’s while also playing 4 years of intercollegiate ice hockey, serving as team Capitan & President my senior year.
During my college years I began working in restaurants where I learned all facets of the front of house operations. Upon graduation, I realized my fondness for the hospitality & food/wine industry & accepted a management position with a prominent NJ restaurant chain. I spent 16 years working as a front of the house General Manager in northern New Jersey. During this time my passion for wine strengthened. In 2010 I combined both my interests & accepted a position as an On-Premise Account Development Specials with the Charmer-Sunbelt Group in the New Jersey market. Halfway through my tenure, I switched positions internally to learn the retail side of the business.
After 6 years at the distributor, I made the decision to move into the supplier side of the industry. I served as an Area Sales Manager for 2 different import companies before joining the Folio team in 2022.
I currently reside in Scotch Plains, New Jersey with my wife & 3 boys. Outside of work I enjoy attending concerts & watching sports, especially ice hockey.