Jack Brennan, Executive Vice President, Southern Wine & Spirits of California

Jack Brennan oversees all aspects of the California division’s business operations, which include Southern Wine & Spirits, Pacific Wine & Spirits and American Wines. A consummate sales professional, Mr. Brennan has acquired wide-ranging experience over the course of more than three decades both in the field and as an executive.

"The position I hold today is one that I know,” he says. “I was a merchandiser. I was a salesman. I was a district manager and a general sales manager. These are the experiences that shaped who I am."

Shortly after graduating with a degree in business administration from Northeastern University, the Boston native launched his career in the wine and spirits business with Charles Gilman & Sons. He worked as a salesperson in the greater Boston area for two years before moving his family to Florida.

In 1976, Mr. Brennan went to work for Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida. After working as a sales representative for two years, he was promoted to sales manager, responsible for the west coast of Florida. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Brennan transferred to Southern California to manage the San Diego branch. Two years later, he became