Fouad Kallamni, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Mr. Kallamni is the founder of Premier Beverage Group and oversees all business activities of the Company and its subsidiaries, including brand and product development. Prior to founding Premier Beverage Group and OSO Beverages, Mr. Kallamni was Chief Executive Officer and Director of PriLabs, Inc., a marketer of exclusive brand (private label) functional beverage programs with retailers. Mr. Kallamni founded PriLabs and built its business from inception, counting top tier retailers among its clients, including Walgreens, Duane Reade, Stop & Shop, Roundys and CVS. Mr. Kallamni is also a co-founder and partner of Casablanca Foods, LLC, a marketer of specialty Moroccan Foods with customers such as Wegmans, Food Emporium, Crate & Barrel, Stop & Shop, The Fresh Market and other retail chains. Previously, Mr. Kallamni was a managing partner at The Incompass Group, a full service marketing, special events and promotions company based in New York that builds brand experience through lifestyle, entertainment, fashion and nightlife. Mr. Kallamni also has experience in public relations having worked at The Varick Group as head of event marketing and promotions. The Varick Group worked with such clients as Nike, Pepsi, LG, Virgin, Def Jam, Maverick Records, Bad Boy and Prince.
Jon Buttles, Finance
Mr. Buttles is an experienced financial executive with 15 years experience in financing and growing companies. For the last 10 years, Mr. Buttles has worked primarily with start ups and early stage companies, guiding them through the capital raising process and helping build out institutional style infrastructure. Mr. Buttles has operated in the technology, health care, medical devices, manufacturing, distribution media and consumer products industries in various capacities. Mr. Buttles is founder and managing partner of Core Equity Group LLC, a financial advisory and strategic consulting firm focused on building and growing early stage companies. Prior to Core Equity Group LLC, Mr. Buttles was managing director at SBI USA LLC, a boutique investment bank, where he led banking transactions in the public and private banking sectors across a diverse set of industries. Prior to SBI USA, Mr. Buttles worked at Monument Advisors Inc, a middle market private equity boutique managing a mezzanine fund and a leveraged buyout fund. Mr. Buttles began his career in the corporate lending group of Bank One, now JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Buttles has a strong base of corporate finance experience in technology investment banking, public and private placements, leveraged buy-outs, private equity fund management and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Buttles holds a BS in Finance and a minor in Economics from Miami University, Oxford Ohio.
Richard A. Fisher, Counsel
Mr. Fisher has more than thirty years experience with small and micro cap companies, both as the senior executive and as outside legal counsel, and has negotiated, supervised and closed numerous complex merger, acquisition and financing transactions as well as international joint ventures. Mr. Fisher has considerable hands-on experience with federal and state securities laws and regulations applicable to public companies as well as with structuring private equity and investment transactions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School. Mr. Fisher is a member of the Massachusetts, Virginia and District of Columbia bars and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and United States Tax Court. He is a Registered Principal with a FINRA (formerly NASD)-member brokerage firm. Mr. Fisher was formerly a partner in the major Boston law firm of Foley Hoag LLP.