Enzo alongside Warren founded Quintessential Brands in 2011, he is Executive Chairman of the Board. Enzo has more than 25 years’ experience in the wine and spirits industry. He was previously CEO of the Campari Group, the Milan listed beverage Group, and the world’s fifth largest wine and spirits company. Enzo spent over 20 years with Campari and for 10 years was responsible for Campari’s expansion internationally, extending the presence of the Group’s brands to over 200 countries. Enzo led a successful acquisition strategy, acquiring over 14 wine and spirits businesses and over 70 brands in various countries. Campari was listed on the Milan stock exchange in 2001 and today has an enterprise value of over 4 billion Euro.
Warren alongside Enzo founded Quintessential Brands in 2011, he is Chief Executive Officer of the board. Warren spent over 25 years as a European investment banker during which time he worked for JP Morgan, Investec, KPMG, Jefferies Inc and Canaccord Genuity Hawkpoint. He has worked across many countries in Europe as well as the US and Middle East, advising large corporates and mid-market private and public companies. Over the last 10 years, Warren focused on the European consumer markets sector. In the UK he helped create, and chaired Cambria Automobiles plc, a top 20 publicly quoted automotive distributor.
Enzo VisoneFounding Partner and Chairman Quintessential Brands Group
Simon Williams is renowned in the drinks industry for his proven track record of delivering results and sustained change through strong team leadership, program management and change management skills.
Recognised as one of the 100 most influential logisticians across Europe and with over thirty years’ experience across the full supply chain, he is a highly effective influencer and is experienced in partnering with cross-functional and multi-national teams in both direct and matrix management structures.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement, Simon moved to Quintessential Brands from Accolade Wines, the fourth largest global wine company, where he managed a £300m Operations spend and £600m procurement spend. He has also held senior executive positions at Allied Domecq Wines and Avon Cosmetics.
Outside of work, Simon is a fanatical rugby supporter having been a successful player in his youth before injury forced him to the sidelines. That didn’t hamper his enthusiasm for the sport – in fact, he’s been to all the Rugby World Cup Finals bar two and been on four Lions tours.
Simon joined Quintessential Brands in June 2017 and is a member of the Senior Executive Board. He is based in our Warrington office at the G&J distillery but frequently visits our manufacturing sites around the world, working closely with the teams to ensure operations are running as effectively as possible.
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