Cannabis distributor Kiva Sales & Service has appointed Brooks Jorgensen as president.
Jorgensen is the former vice president and general manager of Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits / Domaines & Estates Division. He brings to KSS 20 years of commercial and sales management experience. As president, Jorgensen will parlay his knowledge of wine and spirits distribution to take KSS through the next stage of growth, including refining operations and growing suppliers within the portfolio.
"I look forward to learning the nuances of the cannabis industry from the KSS team and pairing that with the experience I bring from wine and spirits to accelerate KSS's growth as a best-in-class, full service distributor known for cultivating the most successful and authentic brands,” Jorgensen said.
Jorgensen is passionate about company culture, and is committed to the training and development of his teams. His first undertaking as KSS president will be to familiarize himself with pre-existing KSS supplier teams, discuss their businesses and goals, and explore how the company can collectively work together for continued market success.
"Kiva Sales & Service has supported and grown brands since its inception,” said Kiva Confections Co-founder and CEO Scott Palmer. “If we've learned anything about distribution in the last 10 years of business, it's that relationships are everything. The dynamic nature of product innovation and consumer preferences demands a culture of education and storytelling. Brooks' 25 years in the fine wine and spirits universe brings that emphasis to bear."