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Distribution Executive
LOOKING FOR:
Permanent
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
29
EXPERTISE:
P&L levers, cash flow, EBITDA, budgeting, and forecasting

Gannon29-year vet in the alcohol industry looking to join cannabis

Relevant Skills

Leading negotiations with the union, Increasing revenue and operating income, Managing sales and finance

Expertise Summary
  • Gannon has a Juris Doctorate and practiced law for 3 years but discovered his passion is business leadership. He has been in the beverage alcohol distribution business for 29 years.
    • Most recently, Gannon was Executive VP and General Manager of a leading wholesale beverage alcohol distributor for 5 years.
    • His responsibilities included the overall sales and financial performance of the company.
    • Gannon also was the lead negotiator and main point of contact for negotiations with the union.
    • He oversaw and managed all sales divisions, marketing, portfolio management teams, finance, warehouse operations, and the accounting group.
  • Gannon led the company to an increase of 40% in revenue and 150% in operating income over the last 2 years through proactive margin leadership and acquiring new suppliers through the RFP process.
    • Aggressively adding revenue while increasing costs at a much slower rate was also a major factor in the company’s financial success.
  • With a legal background and running liquor and wine distributors (4) for the past 18 years, Gannon’s leadership experience is well suited to the cannabis business.
    • He understands the legal constraints of controlled products and creates high-performing teams grounded in teamwork and execution, which led to impressive financial results everywhere he has been.
    • His understanding of P&L levers, cash flow, EBITDA, budgeting, and forecasting makes him a great addition to any business.

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