The Tasting Panel magazine

November 2014

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44  /  the tasting panel  / november 2014 A s the beverage industry's largest career network, BevForce knows who's coming and who's going at the leading global beverage companies. BevForce is the only beverage industry staffing agency providing both an online job board and executive recruiting services. Visit to sign up for the Movers & Shakers newsletter or to report your job move or recent hire. Jeremy Jordan has been named Divisional Vice President Sales, West at St. George Spirits. He had been Market Manager L.A. & Central Coast at Pernod Ricard. Amaris Del Pozo has been named Florida Sales Manager at ASM Liquor. She had been Florida State Manager at Phillips Distilling. Jim Abbotts has been named Western Division Manager at Mendocino Wine Co. He had been Western U.S. Chain Sales Manager at Kenwood Vineyards. Michael Lindell has been named North Central Division Manager at Mendocino Wine Co. He had been National Director of Sales at Better Brands BevCo. Nick Benz has been named CEO at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. He had been Chief Operating Officer at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Jim Schembre has been named Vice President of Sales at Rogue Ales & Spirits. He had been General Manager at Monarch Beverage and World Class Beer. John Kraushaar has been named Central Regional Sales Manager at Coravin. He had been Central Regional Manager at Merryvale Vineyards. Jill Bingenheimer has been named V.P. Sales, Mid-West at Sonoma Cider. She had been Craft Brand Manager at Kozol Brothers. Leah Johnson has been named Senior Brand Manager at Selvarey Rum. She had been Brand Manager at Casamigos Tequila. Joseph Shkyka has been named VP Off-Premise National Accounts at Imperial Brands. He had been State Director of Wine at Glazer's Distributors. Movers & Shakers Empower Your People When you are growing your company, it's important to have a team of people that are capable of helping build the company and leading it towards success. Often, in the beginning stages of a company, leaders are used to doing it all. As a company grows, however, these do-it-all entrepreneurs have a hard time delegating to their employees. This is why it is so important to hire people you can empower (and trust) and avoid bottlenecking your own growth. Here is how you can set up new hires for empowerment: GIVE THEM CLEAR EXPECTATIONS OF THE ROLE AND THE FUTURE VISION Employees should see beyond tomorrow's immediate goals. Explain your mission, your future goals and excite them to be part of the growth and to contribute to your shared vision. MONTHLY CHECK-INS Check in with your employees monthly to see how they are doing, how they're feeling and how they think they can continue to grow the company. Giving them the opportunity to discuss growth helps bring out their inner leader. TRUST YOUR PEOPLE To empower your employees, you must have trust in them. Give them the opportunity to make decisions on projects, interact with clients and learn from their mistakes. If you hired the right person, you have to believe they can do the job. Employees need to know they are trusted so that they feel confident to make decisions. CAREER CORNER

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