Ganesh
Persad

Market Sales Manager, Southern California
Ganesh Persad

Ganesh has worked at Gallo Wine Company, Johnson Brothers Distribution, and independent off-premise accounts over the past decade. It was over ten years ago, while managing his family-owned independent liquor store in Tampa, Florida, that he discovered his passion for spirits. By creating creative cocktail recipes and hosting unique events, he was able to double the sales revenue for that first store in just a year. Wanting to fuel that passion and increase his knowledge led him to take a job with E&J Gallo’s Florida distributor, Johnson Brothers Liquor Company. There, he gained valuable Gallo sales training for on and off-premise accounts.

After several years at Johnson Brothers, Ganesh was presented with the opportunity to move to Los Angeles to build and manage a sales team for a startup company in a different industry. While he learned a tremendous amount in this role, he realized how much he missed working in wine and spirits. In 2015, he rejoined Gallo Wine Company as their Los Angeles Key Account Manager, growing his territory’s off-premise distribution by 30% over the past three years.

Ganesh grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas. He was into Tae Kwon Do as a kid and became a black belt, winning multiple sparring competitions. Ganesh was also an avid drummer in junior high and high school, where he played the quads in his high school marching band and became drum captain his junior and senior year. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Hema, who is an attorney and a celebrity wardrobe stylist. They have two daughters, Dhana and Jiya, with a new addition coming in January. When Ganesh is not working, he’s probably watching football (go Cowboys!), cooking, and spending time with his family.

Founders

Christopher Bently

Christopher Bently

Proprietor
Camille Bently

Camille Bently

Proprietress

Production Crew

Jason Tollmann

Jason Tollmann

General Manager
John Jeffery

John Jeffery

Master Distiller
Ryan Quinlan

Ryan Quinlan

Distiller Supervisor
Noya Gilmore

Noya Gilmore

Distiller
Bryce Butko

Bryce Butko

Assistant Distiller

Chelsea Hendricks

Assistant Distiller
Cameron Kelly

Cameron Kelly

Assistant Distiller
Kassadee Herring

KassaDee Herring

Quality Assurance Specialist
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Jim Piscotti

Production Process Specialist
John Crumbley

John Crumbley

Production Assistant
Max Martin

Max Martin

Production Assistant
Ashley Arnold

Ashley Arnold

Distillery Operations Coordinator
David Letteney

David Letteney

QA Tech
La Shay Mayfield

La Shay Mayfield

QA Tech

Sales

Jeff Hodson

Jeff Hodson

Director of Sales
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Ron Steinberg

State Sales Manager, Washington & Oregon
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Cynthia Chen-Wages

Market Sales Manager, Southern Nevada
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Shane Perotti

Market Sales Manager, Northern California
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Ganesh Persad

Market Sales Manager, Southern California

Public House

Lucas Huff

Lucas Huff

Events & Mixology Director
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Wes Peterson

Tasting Room Assistant Manager
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Kim Nelson

Director of Hospitality
Dain Lutz

Dain Lutz

Craft Bartender
Justin-Reed

Justin-Reed

Craft bartender
Melissa Vazquez

Melissa Vazquez

Tasting Room Coordinator
Katy Fry

Katie Fry

Barback
Tom Morgan

Tom Morgan

Tour Associate
Craig Black

Craig Black

Tour Associate
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Tim Church

Tour Associate