Meet the Team

GET TO KNOW US

Gregoire Gueden

CEO – Paris, France

Gregoire Gueden is the president of Spiribam and the CEO of the spirits division of GBH. With a mind constantly in motion, he is typically found between Paris, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Mauritius, or visiting a key export market. He spends his precious time with his wife and three children when he can break from pouring his rum all over the world.

gregoire.gueden@gbh.fr

Ben Jones

Managing Director

Ben Jones is the managing director of Spiribam North America. A lover of good food and great music, it’s natural Jones is usually around awesome people and gorgeous rum. His life kind of reads like a popular Caribbean anthem:
1 of Sour: Can read balance sheets
2 of Sweet: Has two kids which he claims are the two greatest blends he ever made.
3 of Strong: Loves good rum and all the fabulous experiences that come with it.
4 of Weak: He and his lovely wife enjoy a wonderful life in South County RI with their family.
A dash of bitters and a sprinkle of spice, serve well chilled with plenty of ice.
ben.jones@spiribam.com

Lexie Anderson

Marketing Director

Originally from SF, Lexie moved to RI and graduated from Salve Regina with a degree in Marketing. She continued on to receive her MBA from the same University. Lexie started her career with Spiribam as an intern, and soon after transitioned to a full time role. She enjoys hockey, hiking and exploring the world of rum!

lexie.anderson@spiribam.com

Margot Janson

Operations Director

Margot Janson was born and raised in Rhode Island. She completed her MBA in Spain and worked in Boston prior to returning to her favorite “Ocean State” to join Spiribam. Margot manages supply chain and is at the helm of developing and maintaining our CRM systems. She loves spending time outdoors and experiencing new things.

margot.janson@spiribam.com

Jen Akin

Market Manager Texas

Jen Akin is a Seattle industry veteran, most recently at the helm of the world-renowned rum bar, Rumba, where she helped curate a selection of over 700 rums. Her love of rum is infectious and teaching about it is her favorite pastime. You might also find her painting pet portraits or paddle boarding with her three dogs, Taco, Augy and Swizzle.

 

jen.akin@spiribam.com

Jake Johannsen

Import Manager

Jake Jake Jake!

That is all.

 

 

 

jake.johannsen@spiribam.com

Kigan Jo

Market Manager NY, NJ, PA

Kigan Jo is a seasoned bartender, rum enthusiast and indie music entrepreneur from Brooklyn with deep roots in Saint Lucia. Kigan is currently a Brand Ambassador for Spiribam representing rums from his native island and more in NYC and recently co-founded The Ideal Bartender Collective.

kigan.jo@spiribam.com

Malia Erickson

Digital Community Coordinator

Malia Erickson grew up in Rhode Island and studied at the University of Rhode Island. She holds a dual degree in Writing & Rhetoric and German Studies. Throughout her life, she has spent extended amounts of time in France, most recently for two years as a teaching assistant. In her free time, Malia takes advantage of all the Ocean State has to offer.

malia.erickson@spiribam.com

Dale Clarke

Market Manager New York Metro

In 2005 Dale Clarke and his late wife Anna Clarke started Mega Metro Marketing LLC. While working for Mega Metro Marketing, Spiribam USA became Dales favored client. Dale took pride in presenting Spiribam products to accounts, and then following up and supporting those accounts afterward. In 2020 Dale officially joined the Spiribam team and Market Manager of the New York Market.

dale.clark@spiribam.com

Anays Diaz

Market Manager FL & Puerto Rico

Anays is a dedicated and well versed spirits professional, ready to build and grow the Spiribam portfolio in her territory!

anays.diaz@spiribam.com

 

 

 

Jeff Stockton

Southeast Market Manager

Jeff Stockton started bartending over 10 years ago and has run bar programs in Brooklyn, NY and Atlanta, GA where he currently resides. He has long held a passion for r(h)um and began working with SPIRIBAM just over 2 years ago. He spends his free time reading sci-fi, gardening, and longing for a California burrito with his wife and son.


jeff.stockton@spiribam.com

Ania Robbins

Market Manager TX, LA & N;

Moscow native Ania Robbins tended bar in London, Mobile, and Austin. After finishing graduate school she found herself wanting to pursue a career in the beverage industry. This is where she discovered and started exploring the world of authentic rum, which eventually lead her to join the Spiribam team in 2016. Besides rum, Ania loves DIY home design projects, hiking and listening to true crime podcasts.

ania.robbins@spiribam.com

Jon Chang

Chicago Key Account Specialist

Jon Chang’s passion for spirits and cocktails stem from over 20 years behind the sticks. He fine tuned his knowledge and skills at renowned tiki bar Three Dots & a Dash in Chicago, IL. No stranger to Spiribam, he went to St. Lucia to compete in the Chairman’s Mai Tai World Championship in 2018. Here he dove even deeper into the rich history and culture of the Caribbean first hand. What’s a Mai Tai? You know who to ask!

jon.chang@spiribam.com

Jesse Porter

Market Manager SoCal

Jesse Porter has worked as a bartender, a sommelier, a manager, and a wine director in a number of noted Los Angeles bars and restaurants.  He has also worked as a beverage writer, editing and writing articles concerning wine, spirits, beer, and cocktails. In his spare time, he plays tennis adequately, pickleball passably, and golf badly.

jesse.porter@spiribam.com

Conor Shrago

Market Manager FL

A Miami native, Conor is a reverse snowbird who spent five of his ten years “in the biz” managing bars in NYC before cracking into the sales side. Yada, yada, yada, he’s back in the Sunshine State ready to spread quality rum to the masses. Conor has been known to always order the most tropical cocktail on the menu, complain about the Miami Dolphins, and show you photos of his dog.

conor.shrago@spiribam.com

 

Danielle Lewis

Midwest Territory Manager

danielle.lewis@spiribam.com

Zach Goodheart

Market Manager Texas

 

zach.goodheart@spiribam.com

Ryan McGinnis

Market Manager NV, CO & AZ

 

Ian Single

Brand Ambassador New England & Upstate New York

Ian is a New England native who started work in the restaurant industry over 15 years ago. In that time he has worked for some of the best chefs all over the east coast from Charleston SC to NYC and Providence, RI. He enjoys spending his free time in the mountains skiing and hiking or whatever other outdoor activities the north east has to offer.


ian.single@spiribam.com