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Jill Jones and Amy Hoopes Join First Beverage Group’s Board of Directors

First Beverage Group: First Beverage Group is very pleased to announce the addition of two beverage industry veterans to its Board of Directors: Jill Jones, former EVP of Brown-Forman, and Amy Hoopes, President of Wente Family Estates. “The addition of Jill and Amy significantly expands our Board’s experiential base in beverage production, supply chain, marketing […]

Ex-Voss CEO Jack Belsito Joins First Beverage Ventures By Martin Caballero Roughly six months after departing premium water brand Voss of Norway as CEO, beverage industry veteran Jack Belsito has joined private equity firm First Beverage Ventures as a managing partner. Belsito had been at the helm of Voss from 2010. Prior to his departure, he shepherded a multi-year agreement with PepsiCo’s foodservice division […]

Jack Belsito Joins First Beverage Ventures

First Beverage Group: First Beverage Ventures is pleased to announce that Jack Belsito has joined the firm as a managing partner based in the firm’s New York office. Jack joins First Beverage from Voss of Norway, where he served as group CEO and led the company through a transformational growth period culminating in a successful […]

Beverage Investor Pins Hopes on Hard Stuff

Los Angeles Business Journal: By Caroline Anderson A Century City-based investment bank that has focused on backing startups making nonalcoholic beverages is growing up a little for its second fund. First Beverage Group, which raised $64 million last month for the new fund, will include companies making alcoholic drinks this time around. That’s a departure […]