Meet Our Team
Our leadership team consists of a unique blend of entrepreneurial acumen, a wealth of industry experience, and an intense passion for people. We have experience working as analysts and account representatives in companies like KeHE Distributors and Advantage Sales and Marketing as well as experience in national account sales and as startup coaches in organizations like AT&T, Sprint, and the University of Georgia. We have experienced the highs and lows of the startup process and love expanding brands. We have found that our diversity of experiences lends itself to a new energy in an old industry.
CEO & National Accounts
Jay is our resident serial entrepreneur and salesman with an inherent passion for growing companies. He has started countless ventures in the past and has also held national account and business consulting positions at companies like AT&T and Sprint. Jay serves as our Chief Executive Officer and is the lead contact for new clients as well as one of our representatives for national accounts and key retailers.
Business Analyst & Client Execution Strategy
Brandon spent years working as an analyst with Advantage Sales & Marketing as well as with KeHE Distributors, helping them manage accounts like BiLo and Shaw’s. Currently, Brandon serves as our lead business analyst and supports our clients in their execution of distribution and retail growth. As our in-house analyst, he works closely with clients in the development and analysis of growth strategies.
Director of Marketing and Operations
Mark has started multiple companies and also spent time working with small business owners and entrepreneurs through the University of Georgia and Kennesaw State University. With a background in marketing, finance, and psychology, Mark supports us in our marketing and operations initiatives as well as in the strategic growth of our clients.
National Account Executive
Diana Earwood started her journey in retail over 20 years ago with General Mills and The Nielsen Company before joining Sutherland’s Foodservice as VP and General Manager of their Produce Division. During her tenure at Sutherland’s, Diana also served as General Manager of Destiny Organics, a regional distributor based in Atlanta, GA. Recently, she started a consulting agency called plain.stated. that primarily focuses on helping local brands. Diana’s passion for this industry and emerging brands runs deep and has joined our team in a National Account Executive role.
National Account Executive
Andrew Coulton learned about consumer packaged goods (CPG), brand building, marketing, selling and logistics by founding and co-founding four beverage companies. He’s worked with a wide range of brokerage and consulting firms over the past 12 years in multiple industries, including healthcare, CPG, tech and real estate. Andrew has a passion and respect for high-quality products and sustainable brands, which drive his daily efforts as a national account executive.
Victoria joined our team with a background in recreation and a passion for healthy lifestyle brands. As a graduate of the University of Georgia, Victoria supports our team in marketing our brands through a multitude of platforms.
Sales Development & Brand Engagement
Garrett Williams is a freshman at the University of Georgia studying finance and marketing with a minor in communication studies. On campus, Garrett is a member of several business-related organizations and holds a leadership position in the UGA Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. He has joined our team at Ambactus to help drive sales development and brand engagement.
Brand Identification and Representation, Northeast
Paul Kelly has extensive experience in the food and beverage industries and regularly works on growing partnership with brands and manufacturers. Paul is our northeast representation for identifying new and unique brands as well as using his contacts and experience to drive client sales.
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