Jordan Tepper is the co-founder of Apologue, a forward-thinking hospitality company – focused on the intersection of cocktails, community, and culture. Currently, Apologue offers three spirits brands under its umbrella - Apologue Spirited Liqueurs, a line of palate-provoking cocktail liqueurs, Big Star Cocktails, a line of spirit-based, ready-to-drink canned cocktails inspired by Chicago's iconic Big Star restaurant, and Sunday's Finest, a line of luxury bottled cocktails starting with the award-winning Gold Fashioned. Additionally, Jordan also works as an Investment Principal for Cleveland Avenue, a food, beverage, and lifestyle venture firm founded by Don Thompson, the former CEO of McDonald's. Jordan has an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago-Booth ('13) and BBA in Finance from University of Wisconsin-Madison ('08). In his spare time, Jordan tries to keep his kids Landon (3.5) and Mason (2) as entertained as humanly possible.
There’s no more fluid, dynamic market than beverages, which showcase nearly every imaginable trend. What tastes, trends and topics dominated 2022—and what’s likely to influence new products in 2023? One expert with a broad and first-hand perspective is Chicago’s Imbibe Inc., a third-party consultant and product developer. Come hear Andy Dratt, Imbibe’s Chief Commercial Officer, lead a panel discussion exploring all angles of new, better-for-your beverages.