Management

Raj Beri
Chief Executive Officer
  • Founder and CEO of Australian Boutique Spirits, an Australian beverage manufacturer focused on innovation and first to market beverages.
  • Experienced food and beverage professional with a track record of generating sales and distribution of new products into global markets.
  • Australian Boutique Spirits undertook R&D which has led to the development of our functional beverage product range.
Allison Luvera
Chief Marketing Officer
  • Global marketing expert with 13+ years’ experience with Pernod Ricard, Kurvana, Vogue, and Time Inc.
  • Expert in revenue-generating marketing solutions in the beverage space and delivering consumer-centric brand strategies.
  • Allison has been a featured speaker on industry panels, and has had her work covered in publications including Forbes, Elite Traveler, Somm Journal, Entrepreneur, and Haute Living.
  • In addition to her professional experience, Allison is a women’s rights advocate, previously holding the position of VP, Board of Directors for the U.S. National Committee for UN Women in NY.
Michael Kahn
Chief Financial Officer
  • Former CFO at Goldbelt Empires Ltd., Lifestyle Global Brands predecessor company.
  • Former CFO at Eqube Gaming Ltd, a Canadian publicly-listed electronic gaming provider.
  • Over 15 years of corporate finance , mergers and acquisition advisory, and merchant banking at TD
    Securities, Morgan Stanley, and Kensington Capital Partners.
  • Public company board experience (including membership on the Audit Committee) at Goldbelt
    Empires Ltd., Colson Capital, Common Wealth Capital
  • Sole shareholder of LGBC
Sean Ekanayake
Director of Sales, Global -ABS
  • A passionate business development professional with over two decades of experience developing brands within the global FMCG sector through Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the African markets.
  • Sean has been with Global Beverage Brands since 2015 as Global Sales Director and prior to that he was with Asahi Premium Beverages in the capacity of Sales Director – Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets, developing global brands within their portfolio for 5 years.
  • Ten years with SPC Ltd (previously part of the Coca Cola Amatil group) as International Sales and Marketing Manager – Asia Pacific and Middle East, where he developed extensive growth opportunities for their stable of brands within key markets.
Josiah Blomquist
VP of Operations and Production
  • A veteran of the craft brewing industry, having presided over breweries both small and large in the Southern California area, including Iron Triangle Brewing Co.
  • His passion for making delicious liquid products is rivaled only by his drive for quality and consistency.
  • Having left a previous career as a Quality Engineer for the aerospace industry has given him the battle-tested skills needed to build and maintain facilities and production programs of the highest level.
Nick Button
Operations & Production Manager (Sydney)
  • Over 20 years’ experience in the beverage manufacturing.
  • Expert in the Craft Brewing, Ready to Drink beverages, Carbonated Soft drinks, Spirits and Cocktail Bitters categories.
  • Specializes in new product development and process design with a keen eye for quality.
  • Past experience includes 4 Pines Brewing, Malt Shovel Brewers, and Independent Brewers Association.