Market Sales Manager, Southern California
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.