Michael Jermyn is the founding member, Manager and CEO of Palate Wizards, LLC and is responsible for leading the Company’s sales efforts and overall day-to-day operations. Mr. Jermyn’s work in the beverage alcohol industry began with United Distillers PLC (now Diageo), where he was Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for the US importing group headquartered in Dallas, Texas. This organization was a $400 million line of business where he led teams responsible for the company’s Distributor, Retailer, Control State, Key Account and On-premise customers. Prior to his US industry experience he was General Manager of the International Duty Free Group for United Distillers, responsible for the company’s international sales of products in the duty free trade channel throughout Asia and the Western Hemisphere. Mr. Jermyn’s experience with technology based loyalty marketing services began after United Distillers when he joined the Catalina Marketing Corporation, where he founded the company’s Premium Brands Group that monetized marketing, promotional and research services from Catalina’s proprietary syndicated retailer database platform. During his tenure with Catalina Marketing as Senior Vice President of Loyalty Marketing Services, Mr. Jermyn originated, built and grew the loyalty marketing based Checkout Direct product line from launch to $100 million in revenue over a five-year period. Mr. Jermyn began his professional career with Proctor & Gamble.
Daniel Granger is a co-founder, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Palate Wizards, LLC. He is responsible for determining the Company’s technology direction and building the marketing plans to support retailers and brand producers that utilize the Company’s App for targeted marketing. Prior to serving the Company, Mr. Granger most recently founded and built the first live-host digital auction platform as Chief Executive Officer of Outbid.com. Mr. Granger formerly served as principal and CEO of Continental Promotion Group, a rebate fulfillment and marketing service company, and as Chief Executive Officer of Catalina Marketing Corporation, where he was responsible for the growth in this targeting marketing services business from $180 million to $500 million and related stock market capitalization from $1.0 billion to $2.2 billion over a six-year period. Earlier in his career, Mr. Granger served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing Vons Grocery Co. and Senior Partner of business development at Ogilvy & Mather.
Joseph Port was appointed to the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer in October 2015. He is responsible for the principal financial activities of the business, operations, customer service and administration. His previous experience includes the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Catalina Marketing. Most recently he has served in executive finance and operating roles for technology start-ups and business turnarounds, including ClicRTechnologies, LLC, Retail Sense, LLC and as principal, President and Chief Operating Officer of Continental Promotion Group, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Port served as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller for Kaydon Corporation and Director of Corporate Financial Planning for Harris Corporation.
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