Chairman of the Board
Robert found himself drawn to the wine industry after visiting many of the wineries and vineyards in the Finger Lakes region of New York as an undergraduate student.
After graduating from Cornell with a B.A. in English, Robert found himself in North Carolina working for a regional grocery chain. Robert worked for this grocery chain for twelve years, the last seven of which he was the Category Manager for Beer and Wine. Robert also earned his M.B.A. from Wake Forest University during this time.
Robert then joined Banks Channel on a “temporary” basis but after two years, he became a partner at the company and ran the company for twenty more. Today, Robert is the Chairman at WEBB Banks and is thrilled to be part of such a vibrant, growing company. Robert is married and has three young children.
a proud Miami native, he would rather be drinking Macallan 12-year-old in his home in Upstate New York.
Andy founded WEBB in 2007 with his business partner, Mercedes Velasco. Andy is an industry veteran of 23 years, having worked as VP of marketing for Diageo; VP for Allied Domecq Travel Retail Americas; and as a managing director of Beam Global Mexico. He graduated from Tufts University in Boston and received an MBA from The Stern School of Business, part of New York University. While Andy is a proud Miami native, he would rather be drinking Macallan 12-year-old in his home in Upstate New York.
An international citizen, MICHEL has operated and practiced around the world.
Michel Recalt is a global wine and spirits veteran, having been CMO of Bacardi Ltd, and Moet Hennessy. He is now a Partner at PLUS consulting where he uses his 30 years of experience in the industry to develop marketing and brand strategies, and general management practices. His past roles also include Americas President for Hilton Hotels, and Managing Principal of Zyman Group and The Mk Element.
VP Sales Caribbean and Duty Free
Though he sells wine and spirIts regularly, he is still an avid beer geek and an experimental home chef.
A 20 year veteran of the alcohol beverage industry, Phillip joined WEBB Banks in 2011. Phillip covers several Caribbean markets including Bahamas, The Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Aruba, and more. Phillip also covers the Travel Retail channel including Cruise, Airport DF retail, and Border stores. Previously Phillip managed the beverage supplier program at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas. He started in the industry in 1998 as a craft beer enthusiast in the Athens and Atlanta, Georgia areas. Phillip earned his Bachelor of Arts in History with a focus in Late Classical and Early Medieval Intellectual History at the University of Georgia. Phillip is married to Chelsea, and they have two children.
VP Sales, Caribbean
With a previous background in the hospitality industry, Kam has a passion for all things food & beverage including learning everything she can about wine, spirits and beer.
Prior to the merger of Webb and Banks Channel in 2017, Kamara (Kam) worked for 12 years with Banks Channel, LLC managing sales in the Atlantic Basin. Since joining Banks Channel in 2005, Kam has developed a deep affection for the Caribbean region, where we have the very best partners and team members! Kam graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science with a double minor in Anthropology and International Studies. Kam also holds the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), accreditation since 2004. Off duty, Kam enjoys spending time with her husband and their three adult children at their “mini-farm” outside of Winston-Salem or at their home in coastal North Carolina.
VP of Latin america
Please Welcome the latest addition to the WEBB Banks Team!
Before officially joining WEBB Banks in 2019, Javier worked closely with our team as Director of Zamora Americas, a top producer and distributor of fine Spanish wine and spirits.
A lawyer by education, he is a senior marketing and sales professional with a particularly strong background in the field of Spanish products. He previously worked at leading Spanish wine and spirits companies including Osborne Group, Bodegas Bobadilla, and Bodegas Williams & Humbert; expanding their global operations, implementing marketing strategies, and overseeing regional growth.
Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico Area Manager
Jorge is a passionate Wine Aficionado and engages markets to love our brands. He treasures relationships and feels they are the keys to successful sales .
In Jorge’s 30-year industry tenure, he has worked directly with all major global wine companies and still found time to cultivate an unparalleled expertise in spirits.
He helped Cadierno Corporation become the leading wine company in Puerto Rico, sold 240,000 cases of Finlandia Vodka in one year and helped launch Mikes Hard Lemonade with over 680,000 cases sold in its first year in production. As a wine educator he has an extensive wine educational curriculum. He currently lives in Puerto Rico, and also manages the market in the Dominican Republic.
Central America Area Manager
Before joining WEBB Banks in 2017, Maria Camila was the WEBB Banks Portfolio Manager at Antillean Liquors in St. Marteen. Originally from Colombia, she is currently based in San Jose, Costa Rica. Maria Camila pursues her Bachelor’s degree in Business and trains for triathlons in her time off.
Commercial Director, Tito's Handmade Vodka and New Business Development
In his role, John is tasked with growing the Tito's Handmade Vodka brand throughout the Caribbean and Central America.
He is also responsible for engaging new areas of business for the company at-large. Prior to joining Webb Banks he worked for seven years at Horizon Beverage Group in Massachusetts where he served in numerous portfolio management roles for the New England area wholesaler. He graduated from Suffolk University in Boston and received an MSM from Emmanuel College, in Boston. When not working, John loves traveling with his wife, exploring new parks with his golden retriever, watching his hometown Boston Celtics or getting out to ski whenever he can!
Marketing Manager of Wines
Johnsie was exposed to the beverage alcohol industry through her father, who is now the General Manager of a large beer wholesaler’s operations and warehouse.
After earning a B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Johnsie went to work for a large, local wine wholesaler as an on-premise sales manager. Before leaving this wine wholesaler to join WEBB Banks, Johnsie was managing the single largest on-premise sales route in our area.
Johnsie and her husband live just outside Winston Salem on their family farm with three furry children. It is often said she is a great shot in the hunting game!
Brandon has been a part of the WEBB Banks team since 2018, in addition to being a full time Business Administration and Marketing student at Florida International University. He previously worked as a Merchandising Supervisor at Victoria’s Secret and is credited in Google Analytics, Google AdWords and HubSpot Sales Software.
Juan received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida International University.
Culture and Development Manager
Sandy is the glue that holds the team together.
Sandy is a 30-years spirits industry veteran, having worked as a marketing expert for Pernod Ricard and Allied Domecq before joining WEBB in 2014. During her 30 years working with many great brands, she has had the opportunity to travel and meet many people who are still friends today.
After a brief time living in Atlanta, Sandy returned to her native Miami and is still living in the home where she had been raised. With three grandchildren and her love for taking trips to upstate New York during the summer, she continues to wonder if she should work only two days a week.
Director of Supplier Relations
Kris enjoys traveling, especially when she can sit on the beach enjoying a Tito’s All-Time Favorite!
Kris, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, ensures that Webb Banks maintains quality relationships with our key partners and promotes the continual development of innovative strategies and plans for our brands. She worked at Banks Channel as the Director of Sales for 14 years before the merger with Webb in 2017. She has extensive experience in sales and planning in the textile industry as well, having worked at Sara Lee Knit Productions and National Textiles. She has a Bachelor's degree focused in Business Administration and Management from Coastal Carolina University. Kris and her husband live just outside of Winston-Salem with their 2 crazy Australian Shepherds, and her children live in amazing cities in North Carolina, enjoying (son) post-college and college (daughter).
Supplier Relations Manager/ Marketing Assistant
Even though this is DREA’S first job in the spirits and wine industry, she feels like she has been a part of it all her life.
Drea joins Webb Banks from the political world in Washington, DC where she worked at McLarty Associates as a strategic advisor for their Latin America practice. Drea received her undergraduate degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University.
Ana Maria Enderica
Ana Maria is a Senior Finance professional with a well-rounded international background and strong commercial acumen.
She has experience in diverse industries, and is passionate in Spirits and Wine Industry.
She received her undergraduate degree in economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, and her MBA in International Business from Florida International University. She also loves photography and is willing to travel the world to take pictures and enjoy wine.
Diana found her love for travel and learning about different cultures and world history while working for Club Med.
Diana joined the WEBB Banks team in March 2017, and has been an accountant for 24 years. Before working at WEBB Banks, she worked for the Miami Marlins for 10 years as their Staff Accountant and also spent many years in the travel industry, most of which was with Club Med. This was where she found her love for travel and learning about different cultures and world history- she is an especially big fan of Greek Mythology. She is a proud dog mama to Rocco, a Yorkie/Maltese mix. She is a huge Disney fanatic and is most passionate about marine biology & zoology.
Director of Purchasing
Kristie strives to possess excellent customer service skills and has a passion for all things in the food and beverage industry.
Kristie has worked in Purchasing for the last 17 years, with the last 13 years specifically in the wine industry. Prior to Webb Banks, she held positions at two North Carolina distributors, Empire Distributors of NC and Wisdom Beverage, where she handled purchasing, pricing, and compliance. Most recently she joined the international team at Banks Channel that ultimately merged with WEBB Banks.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending as much time as possible with her husband and daughter.
Juan joined Webb in 2013 as a Finance and Marketing Analyst before becoming the Operations Manager. In this role he ensures that products are moved seamlessly from supplier to their final market destinations.
Juan received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida International University.