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Bacardi Appoints Jeff Branson as SVP & Managing Director of Commercial for North America

With more than 20 years of beverage industry experience, Jeff takes on the promotion following a successful run leading the company’s business in Canada where he served as Vice President and General Manager.

Jeff reports to Tony Latham, Regional President of Bacardi North America, and is based in Coral Gables, Florida.

“Jeff has the leadership skills and the industry relationships that are so critical to inspiring teams and building lasting partnerships in North America – a must win market in the spirits world,” says Tony Latham, Regional President Bacardi North America.

“His track record at Bacardi, and within the industry, has established him as a trusted leader with a winning mindset. I am looking forward to seeing his impact on our business and our team culture.”

Jeff first joined Bacardi in 2000 and during his time with the family-owned business, he held commercial and trade marketing roles in Canada and the United States, and at regional and national levels. In 2019, he moved to Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits (SGWS) for two years as SVP of Sales for the division dedicated to Bacardi portfolio in North America. The transition to SGWS and return to Bacardi are part of a program between the two partner companies to accelerate talent development growth and create new leadership opportunities.

“I am honored to lead the sales teams across Bacardi North America and to focus on delivering with execution,” says Jeff.

“We are determined to lead the way in key channels by building the right partnerships and capabilities to support our wining portfolio of iconic brands.”

About Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.

Bacardi U.S.A. Inc. is the United States import and distribution arm of family-owned Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world. The company boasts a portfolio of some of the most recognized and top-selling spirits brands in the United States including BACARDÍ® rum, PATRÓN® tequila, GREY GOOSE® vodka, DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch Whisky, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, CAZADORES® 100% blue agave tequila, MARTINI vermouth and sparkling wines, the world’s leading vermouth and the world’s favorite Italian sparkling wines, and other leading and emerging brands.

Founded more than 161 years ago in Santiago de Cuba, family-owned Bacardi Limited currently employs approximately 9,000, operates production facilities in 11 countries and territories, and sells its brands in more than 160 markets. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. Visit or follow on LinkedIn or Instagram.

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