Bill Foley Appoints Scott Edwards President of Epic Wines & Spirits
Industry veteran tapped to run growing California distributor.
November 9, 2015, Santa Rosa, CA – Bill Foley, Chairman and CEO of Epic Wines & Spirits, announced today that he has appointed Scott Edwards, current Executive Vice President of Foley Family Wines, as President of Epic Wines and Spirits effective immediately. Scott has over 30 years of experience with wine, spirits and beer at both the wholesale and supplier levels. Starting his career as an area sales rep in Virginia, Scott quickly progressed into distributor management with Forman Distributing (now RNDC). After transitioning to the supplier side with Beringer Wine Estates, Scott has advanced through various distributor management roles with industry leading companies including Foster’s Wine Estates and most recently Foley Family Wines. Scott has successfully managed a variety of channels including national and international sales, retail and on premise national accounts and exports. Scott will be giving up his day to day position at Foley Family Wines. Foley added “2015 will be Epic’s greatest revenue year in the history of the company. I have worked closely with Scott for over three years and I am confident that he has the leadership and experience to take Epic to the next level”.
Scott’s direct reports will be Andrea Mondragon, Chief Operating Officer, Distribution; Chris Candelario, EVP Northern California; Dave Snyder, VP Sales, Southern California; Dave Moore, SVP Strategic Retail; Justin Sternberg, EVP Black Knight Division; Kelly Connors, VP Supplier Relations and Art Danner, VP Sales Strategy.
About Epic Wines & Spirits
Epic Wines & Spirits was founded in 1995 and has been owned by Bill Foley since August 2013. The company is guided by a simple prevailing goal: recognize products that will be cutting-edge tomorrow while paying attention to the needs of our customers and their clients today. The brands of Epic Wines & Spirits are unique, and important to both knowledgeable and emerging wine, beer and spirits consumers. Each product featured in the Epic portfolio has been specifically selected for its quality, innovation and respect for tradition.
The people of Epic Wines & Spirits are industry professionals who have extensive backgrounds in premium wine, beer and spirits sales and distribution. Their knowledge of and passion for our products, combined with a commitment to customer service, have enabled Epic to become California’s fastest growing alcoholic beverage distributor, building lasting relationships with a sophisticated and demanding customer base.