Management Team


Pete Nevenglosky

Spirits entrepreneur who launched and built Avuá Cachaça into the category leader in the US, brand innovation expert with experience at Red Bull & Danone, MBA New York University.


Jay Gleba

Asst. Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble and Avuá investor with agency experience in digital advertising strategy. BA Johns Hopkins University.


Charlie Poulson

CEO and Brand Architect for Americano, an independent brand design studio. Elevated design concepts for major brands like Grey Goose, Bacardi, Casamigos, Johnnie Walker, and SelvaRey.


Jeff Diego

Entrepreneur and COO of Caribé Juice with prior experience in food distribution at UNFI. MBA University of British Columbia.


Product Development Team


Gunnar Gíslason

Executive Head Chef of Agern restaurant in NYC and owner of Dill restaurant in Reykjavík, which has won Iceland's "Restaurant of the Year" every year since opening in 2009.


Jonas Anderson

Beverage Manager at Agern and Great Northern Food Hall, both in NYC.


Distillation Partner


Allen Katz

Co-Founder of New York Distilling Company in Brooklyn, NY. Allen has years of experience in the food and beverage alcohol industries and is an expert on distilled spirits. He is also the Director of Spirits Education & Mixology for distributor Southern Wine & Spirits, and is the former host of The Cocktail Hour with Martha Stewart on SiriusXM.