THE GLOBAL DRINKS MARKETPLACE
For years, trading spirits, wines, beers and drinks was a risky and difficult process. Brand owners, often unable to find a buyer, ended up sitting on dead stock or worse, destroying it and increasing their carbon footprint. Retailers & wholesalers faced the opposite challenges. They couldn’t find the right stock at the right time, or buy it at the right price.
It was time to usher in a new world of drinks trading.
Spiritrade was introduced in 2019 and in a very short span of time, our trusted B2B marketplace has become an indispensable daily trading tool for drinks industry professionals around the globe – from brand owners and distributors to traders and even large supermarket groups.
JIMMY METTA / FOUNDER & CEO
In a past life, drinks industry veteran, Jimmy, co-founded Vanquish, an award-winning luxury drinks wholesaler based in Central London; and 31Dover.com, the UK’s Leading Online Drinks Retailer. Jimmy is now revolutionising the drinks industry once again, working with an industry leading team at Spiritrade.
ROGER METTA / CHAIRMAN
Roger has over 25 years of experience in banking and is the founder of Scala Capital Partners Ltd. He is co-founder of 31Dover.com and has other business interests within the financial and real estate sectors.
EWAN WRIGHT / trade sales
Ewan joins the Spiritrade team from a varied background within the drinks industry. With over 5 years of experience, Ewan has worked with leading wholesalers, fine wine merchants and whisky brokers throughout London such as Berry Brothers & Rudd. He was worked with the most sought-after brands in the drinks world.
ANDREW de lavis-TRAFFORD / trade sales
Andrew joins the Spiritrade team, having had over 20 years of experience across the drinks industry. In recent years he has specialised in procurement and logistics, whilst providing technological solutions to improve business efficiencies. Andrew has worked for well-renowned companies, namely Diageo.
ROMI GERSHONI / MARKETING
Working closely alongside our developers and designers, Romi has been responsible for the research and technological development of Spiritrade, since its inception. With extensive experience in the Spiritrade product, Romi has successfully marketed Spiritrade to the Drinks industry including all well-known publications.
Paul greeno/creative director
Paul has 20 years of experience in building and developing brands. Having founded LimitedEditionDesign a decade ago, working across advertising, branding and digital for a range of clients including Diageo, Spotify and Heineken to name a few.
david vatchev / board advisor
Over 15 years of experience in financial trading platforms, infrastructure and management. Running the EMEA venture development start-up ecosystem for enterprise blockchain firm, R3.