Enzo alongside Warren founded Quintessential Brands in 2011, he is Executive Chairman of the Board. Enzo has more than 25 years’ experience in the wine and spirits industry. He was previously CEO of the Campari Group, the Milan listed beverage Group, and the world’s fifth largest wine and spirits company. Enzo spent over 20 years with Campari and for 10 years was responsible for Campari’s expansion internationally, extending the presence of the Group’s brands to over 200 countries. Enzo led a successful acquisition strategy, acquiring over 14 wine and spirits businesses and over 70 brands in various countries. Campari was listed on the Milan stock exchange in 2001 and today has an enterprise value of over 4 billion Euro.
Warren alongside Enzo founded Quintessential Brands in 2011, he is Chief Executive Officer of the board. Warren spent over 25 years as a European investment banker during which time he worked for JP Morgan, Investec, KPMG, Jefferies Inc and Canaccord Genuity Hawkpoint. He has worked across many countries in Europe as well as the US and Middle East, advising large corporates and mid-market private and public companies. Over the last 10 years, Warren focused on the European consumer markets sector. In the UK he helped create, and chaired Cambria Automobiles plc, a top 20 publicly quoted automotive distributor.
Enzo VisoneFounding Partner and Chairman Quintessential Brands Group
Jon Band has spent the past 15 years living and working in Australia and Asia, including four years based in Japan managing the Heineken Kirin operation. Jon has spent his career developing global drinks brands across beer, wines and spirits in emerging drinks categories and new markets, working with global drinks brand companies including Allied Domecq, Glenmorangie and Vina San Pedro Tarapaca. Jon travels regularly in the Asia Pacific region both as Regional Director for Quintessential Brands and the owner of GAP Drinks; a business created to support drinks companies developing brands in the region.
Coralie joined Quintessential Brands Group in 2016 as Procurement Director and is responsible for all aspects of purchasing and supplier management for the group’s businesses. A skilled procurement professional with FMCG experience, Coralie previously spent four years working for Nestlé where she was responsible for all aspects of procurement for 29 countries across 3 continents, including buying for 90 manufacturing sites. Coralie also has experience of operational integration and engineering, having worked for SaraLee in the USA, Danone in Spain and LESAFFRE in Argentina.
David joined Quintessential Brands in October 2012 from Rothschild where he spent over four years as an investment banker specialising in mergers and acquisitions across a broad range of sectors within the UK and Europe for both corporate and private equity clients, as well as gaining experience in restructuring and debt advisory. Prior to that David spent three years with KPMG Transaction Services in London where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2007, specialising in financial and commercial due diligence predominantly for private equity clients.
David joined in 2013 as Artisan Brands Director responsible for curating, developing and launching Thomas Dakin Gin alongside Quintessential Brands craft portfolio. He was previously Director of Brand Communications for 14 years at Scotland’s leading independent distillers, William Grant & Sons, where he worked on the development of its portfolio of premium spirits brands, including Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey. He has helped build some of the world’s leading premium spirits brands, as well as developing industry renowned visitors’ centres at Glenfiddich and Balvenie and Tullamore Dew in Ireland.
Lizzy joined Quintessential Brands in October 2014 and is Global Brand and Marketing Director overseeing the majority of the branded spirits portfolio. With 17 years’ experience in the Drinks industry, Lizzy was previously at Diageo where she was Global Brand Director for Captain Morgan Rum and prior to that Lizzy was with Asia Pacific Breweries, as Senior Marketing Manager of Heineken and Tiger Beer. Lizzy also spent three years with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) where she led a brand driven directive, striving to inspire marketing excellence in football and connecting with fans across the world.
Steven joined Quintessential Brands Group in 2016, he is Chief Financial Officer and a member of the executive board. Steven has spent over 20 years in the drinks industry with Pernod Ricard where he was CFO in both the European and Asia Pacific operations. Steven brings with him significant large scale, international experience in financial management, IT and business leadership. After obtaining his Bachelor degree in Economics (Accounting) at the University of Adelaide, Steven qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC prior to moving into the spirits industry.
Debs joined Quintessential Brands Group in 2016 as S&OP Director responsible for creating an integrated business management process, alignment and synchronization across the business. Debs spent fifteen years at PepsiCo where she held several senior roles within the Supply Chain Management and Innovation function, most recently as Senior Commercialisation Manager for Tropicana Europe, leading the NPD agenda and managing the implementation of new projects across Europe.
William joined the company in 2014 as International Commercial Director responsible for leading Quintessential Brands area directors located in APAC, Europe, Russia and the US. William has over 13 years of FMCG experience in directorial roles including, Managing Director of Simon Howie Foods and previously as Sales and Marketing Director at Presentation Products, a leading supplier of premium packaging to the Spirits industry. For 18 years prior to this, William worked with The Edrington Group, as Area Director for Global Travel Retail and Dawson International subsidiaries as General Export and Licensing Controller for Pringle of Scotland and as Sales Manager for Ballantyne Cashmere.
Mark Parton joined G&J Greenall in 2005 and was responsible for the G&J Distillers’ Bottling and Distilling Division before moving to operate across the Quintessential Brands Group when it acquired G&J in 2011. Today he is Group Operations Director responsible for the operational management of its three production facilities, First Ireland Spirits, G&J and LetL Spirits. Mark has over thirty years’ experience of manufacturing and operational management across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. He started his career in production management with a household name in the ceramics industry. This production background expanded across the supply chain and he was trained by some of the automotive industry leaders in this field of expertise.
François is Chief Operating Officer for Quintessential Brands Group and a member of the executive board. He joined the group in 2014 as Managing Director of Essential Drinks, the spirits supply division producing high quality spirit solutions for both UK and international customers. Today he is responsible for overseeing the group’s production operations. With over 25 years of FMCG industry experience in senior sales and business leadership roles, including senior executive within CPG industry, VP Europe for Cott Beverages and several leadership roles within PepsiCo Europe. François has a proven track record of building businesses and working with major multiple European retailers in new international markets including Central and Eastern Europe.
Jeremy joined Marblehead which is owned by Quintessential Brands in 2015 as Managing Director responsible for overseeing brand owners on-trade business growth. Before joining Marblehead Brand Development, Jeremy spent the previous 10 years as Marketing Director of Gonzalez Byass UK, the commercial arm of the Spanish wine company set up in 2004. He was a founder member of that company. Jeremy looked after the marketing of GBUK’s own brands including Beronia, Rioja, Tio Pepe & Croft Original sherry, London No1 Gin, Soberano Brandy, and a number of agencies including Quinta do Noval Port, Jackson Estate from New Zealand, Wirra Wirra from South Australia, Undurraga from Chile and Champagne Deutz.
Mike joined in 2011 and is Chief Brands Officer of Quintessential Brands Group and a member of the executive board. Mike is responsible for overseeing the company’s branded portfolio. Mike has more than 25 years’ experience having joined IDV in 1981 and went on to be brand manager responsible for a number of well-known spirit brands including Smirnoff, and subsequently became the Director responsible for the European roll-out of Malibu. Mike joined Berry Brothers & Rudd in 1989 and went on to become Marketing Director and then CEO of Cutty Sark International in 2003. He successfully led the business to become the number three Scotch Whisky brand in Europe, preparing it for sale to The Edrington Group and was responsible for a number of new international product launches, including The Glenrothes Single Malt.
Bill joined as CEO of Quintessential Brands North America in 2015. With over forty years experience in company start-ups, senior management and development, Bill has knowledge of resorts, hotels and community development and has overseen the disposition of approximately six hundred million dollars in real estate. With a specific understanding in Marketing and manufacturing, he has also held CEO positions in the alcohol and spirits industry. Bill has extensive international expertise in particular across Europe and the Mideast.