Drew Estate announces that Bryan Bird joins their organization as Director of Sales, National Accounts. He will report to Ike Karipides, Director, National Account Channel. Bird, a highly regarded veteran in the premium cigar industry, recently concluded a very successful nineteen-year career at Thompson Cigar Company. Most recently, Bird served as Thompson’s Director of Merchandising, a role he held since 2015. Bryan began his journey in Thompson’s call center, quickly progressed to managing and fine tuning their retail operation, and was promoted to Buyer/Marketing Manager in 2011.
From the Drew Estate offices in Miami, Glenn C. Wolfson, CEO of Drew Estate notes, “Bryan has an innate understanding of the inner workings, nuances, and complexities of the web catalogue channel. He is well suited to add extreme value in our efforts to remain best-in-class at servicing the ever-growing complexities within these large and diverse accounts. We are thrilled to have Bryan join our Drew Estate family.”
From the Wynwood Safehouse, Jonathan Drew, President and Founder of Drew Estate adds, “Bryan adds tremendous value to the Drew Estate organization, especially in the national account channel, where he cut his teeth. I remember the first time I met him almost 20 years ago, when we first became friends. He’s a good lad with a great heart, who has talent, class and a strategic conceptual lens.”