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The Drake Luxury Group (DLG) concentrates on selected wines and spirit companies to represent to the National Account On Premise channel. With the national landscape continuously evolving, there is an opportunity to bring DLG’s many years of experience to selected clients in helping their brands be represented and marketed on a more personal and individual bases. Our experience and expertise includes distributor and national supplier sales and management, national account development, and national and regional off premise sales. As the firm grows, emphasis will be put on private label development, bulk wine and independent retail growth.
With decades of experience in the distribution and supplier channel, Mark has expertise on both sides of the wine business. Working in the Washington DC and Virginia markets, his management and sales skills were focused on the on premise and independent retail sales.
Being on the supplier level, Mark's management responsibilities included being Vice President of Sales, National Accounts on premise, Bulk Sales, Private Label, Co-Labeled, Internet Business, and Fine Wine Retail.
The DLG group has created a national network that will help define us in sales and marketing, and establish a synergy between distributors and our clients throughout the US Market.
With 20 years of experience as an Executive Assistant and Educator, Michelle is the queen of execution. She is a multitasker, high performer, and runs the show. She’s meticulous, understands troubleshooting, project management and social media. Hospitality and building culture and connection is at her core.
Michelle is a graduate of Denison University and University of San Francisco where she received a masters degree. PS-She's Mark’s Wife :)
With more than 10 years of experience in the supplier channel, he has developed the expertise on account development and promotions.
Working in the beverage business for both alcohol and non-alcohol brands has helped Zack to understand the dynamics of the market. Graduate of University of Colorado of Boulder
Result-oriented executive with leadership and operating experience in the corporate, advertising/public relations/marketing agency and trade association arenas. For two decades he held various key sales and marketing positions at Kellogg’s Company. He also served as President & CEO of two major national retail trade associations.
Tom holds an MBA degree in Marketing & Management from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and completed the Executive Marketing Program at The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.