Renee Brown spearheaded the restructuring of Weaver's Coffee & Tea in 2015, driving significant sales and marketing growth. Built successful e-commerce platform, omni-channel experience, digital marketing, supply chain management, logistics, and retail operations across multiple brands. Demonstrated expertise in data analytics, consumer behavior, social entrepreneurship, inclusion, and women leadership. Empowered teams to embrace corporate culture, resulting in enhanced market share and customer satisfaction.
Pioneered the development of RTD cold brew coffees and single-serve compostable products, expanding the company's product portfolio, customer base and revenue streams.
Developed and implemented a private label OEM strategy for a 70+ international franchise, catering to the military.
Michael Brown has over thirty years of professional experience. Working for Warner Bros. Consumer Products as Vice President, International Retail Business Development Worldwide, Michael managed and implemented the opening of over 129 retail stores in 18 countries in 8 years while directing all retail activities for Warner Bros. in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. Living and working for over a decade in Hong Kong and Japan, he designed, developed and implemented new retail business models including Authorized Licensed Retail.
Michael has held Senior Management positions within the fields of Domestic and International Retail Operations, International Franchise Operations, International Retail Business Development, Consumer Products Licensing, Sourcing and Manufacturing, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Business Affairs and Legal.
John Weaver began roasting coffee in 1980, where he apprenticed directly under the Alfred Peet and Sal Bonavita, the two Founders of Peet's Coffee & Tea. John is one of the most accomplished coffee roasters and coffee and tea tasting experts in the world. He has tasted thousands of green coffee samples over his forty-four year tenure as a Master Roaster. John has cupped and compared thousands of tea samples over the years.
His skill at selecting, roasting and blending coffees is at the specialty coffee industry's highest level. Working as Master Roaster, John and his crew of roasters, offer best-in-class coffee that are roasted to order.
Bryce Inouye has over thirty years of professional experience. Bryce worked side by side with Michael Brown at Warner Bros. Consumer Products throughout Asia for over a decade, holding various leadership roles in the fields of Domestic/International Retail Operations, International Franchise Operations, Consumer Products International Licensing, Brand Marketing, and Retail Business Development. While at Warner Bros. Consumer Products Bryce gained extensive experience in New Media, Advertising & PR, Business Affairs, and Sourcing and Manufacturing, Marketing and managing Creative teams.
Currently based in Tokyo, Japan, Bryce maintains a network of relationships with major global entertainment companies, studios and IP holders as well as with international manufacturing and sourcing companies throughout Asia-Pacific.