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Northstar Brands LLC

Northstar Brands is becoming a significant player in the spirits industry nationally. Northstar is plans to capitalize on the growing craft spirits industry

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Portland, ME, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2014
  • Employees 12
  • Incorporation Type LLC
  • Website

Company Summary

Northstar Brands LLC (NB) is an alcoholic beverage industry (Spirits, Wine and Beer) company focused on sales and marketing of premium brands Regionally and Nationally. By building a distribution network as we build our agency brands and our own proprietary brands NB will be compete where other small suppliers are unable to reach because they lack the ability and the network to distribute throughout the entire US market .


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    Jeff has over 11 years experience in the alcoholic beverage industry, with expertise in wholesale, distribution, importation and sales. As a managing partner in Old Nassau Imports (Double Cross Vodka), he helped build a brand that in 2014 sold 50,000 6-pack cases & generated over $6 million in revenue. Jeff also has over 20 years of sales & marketing experience in the waste management industry, with 2 Fortune 500 companies, BFI & Waste Mgmt Inc.

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    Director of Sales

    Shawn has spent the last 15 years working in the food and beverage industry in several different capacities. Shawn has spent time behind the bar, selling premium wines & spirits and has extensive marketing experience with many top companies. He brings a strong knowledge of all things spirits, a passion for building brands, and working with industry partners to help drive revenue and increase sales.

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    John Myers
    Production Manager

    John comes from a long line of saloonists & has spent more than 20 years behind bars. He has been described as “a librarian with a bartending problem” & is the curator of one of the most valuable and substantial collections of booze literature in New England. He is Maine Spirits Company’s “Spiritual Advisor” in Downeast Magazine. John is responsible for all production, blending and packaging at Stroudwater Distillery.

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    Shannon Kennedy
    Tasting Room Manager

    Shannon began her career in the service industry 17 years ago. She eventually enrolled into SMCC’s Hotel & Restaurant Management program while working full time. After graduation she has held management positions at Diamonds Edge Restaurant, Movable Feast & Boone's Fish House. Now as the Tasting Room Manager at Stroudwater Distillery, she brings her years of experience & is tasked with transforming the Tasting Room into a booming event space.