Episode 711 Steve Raye interviews Alexi Curly Cashen in this episode of Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People on the Italian Wine Podcast.
About today’s guest:
Alexi Curlee Cashen is kindly referred to as the ‘Chief Executive Optimist’ –spreading the gospel of empathetic customer service, sales panache and meticulous operations. She scours ideas and drives solutions, strategy and above all else – positivity!
Celebrating 19 years of experience in the food and wine industry, Alexi’s career is marked by a wealth of roles in hospitality, retail, wholesale and supplier positions. Starting out in the restaurant industry in her home state of Colorado, Alexi moved to New York City to season her career with positions at Craft Restaurant, Morrell & Company, Oriel Wines & Polaner Selections. Competitive and quick to see people and scenarios through different lenses, Alexi makes sales and marketing her expressed talent.
Alexi’s logistics prowess came with co-founding Elenteny Imports with colleague and friend, Tim Elenteny. Their goal is to provide logistics solutions, guaranteeing all of the details between initial order and final sale. Their services connect the dots between compliance complexities and distribution strategy allowing their clients sales to grow. Building a logistics business required an expressed understanding of ‘how it works.’ Eyes wide open, Alexi took on the operations and started building a team that continues to grow in New York, Colorado & California. Alexi has a keen eye for fundamentally analyzing new and growing businesses in the wine industry. She quickly boils down best practices and guides her teams and customers through the myriad of details that make up the US alcohol three-tier distribution system. Alexi thrives on B2B technologies that improve operations and information.
A spirited Westerner and now ex-New Yorker, Alexi and her family live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she eats lots of oysters on the beach with Champagne!
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More about the host Steve Raye:
Steve Raye of Bevology Inc originally joined our weekly lineup with narrations from his book “How to get US Market Ready” – but everyone just loved him so much, we brought him back with this series of interviews that informs and inspires! Each week he speaks to industry professionals; guests who have gained valuable experience in the Italian wine sector and have insightful tips and stories that can help anyone who wants to learn about getting US Market Ready!
For more information on the host Steve Raye you can check out his website, Bevology Inc. here: www.bevologyinc.com/
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