OFFbeat Brands of Petaluma, California is pleased to announce the appointment of three new sales executives. Keri Kennedy-Morgan has been hired as vice president sales-Northeast based in New York, Aaron Fein has been appointed vice president sales-West based in San Francisco, and Chad Donegan has been hired as central region sales manager based in Louisville. Each will oversee all sales functions in their respective territories for OFFbeat Brands’ expanding portfolio of wines including OFFbeat’s own brands, Jellybean Wines and Slices Sangria and the company’s Luxury Estates and Domains imported wines. Kennedy-Morgan, Fein and Donegan will report to Mike Kenton, founder and CEO of OFFbeat Brands.
“In just under a year we’ve introduced and gained national distribution for Jellybean Wines and Slices Sangria and expanded distribution for our imported wines,” said Kenton. “With more brands in the pipeline and a solid plan for continued expansion, I’m thrilled to welcome this trio of accomplished and dedicated sales professionals to OFFbeat Brands.”
Over her 15 years in the industry Kennedy-Morgan has managed sales in two of the top ten wine and spirit markets in the U.S. and was most recently with The Wine Group in a series of progressive roles that included Northeast division manager, division manager and New York state manager over a five year period. Prior to that she was district manager-metro New York for W.J. Deutsch & Sons and market manager-Atlanta, Georgia for Bacardi USA. Kennedy-Morgan’s wine and spirits career began at United Distributors in Atlanta where she worked on brand development.