Matthew Shattock President & Chief Executive Officer
Matthew J. Shattock was appointed President and CEO of Beam in March 2009. As President and CEO of one of the world's largest premium spirits companies, Shattock is responsible for a portfolio of nearly 100 brands (including eight of the world's top-100 premium spirits brands), more than a dozen global operating and commercial facilities and approximately 3,500 employees worldwide.
Shattock is a veteran leader in the global consumer packaged goods industry with both U.S. and global business experience. Prior to joining Beam, he spent six years at Cadbury, plc, where he led their businesses first in the Americas, then in the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Prior to Cadbury, Shattock spent 16 years at Unilever, an international manufacturer of food, home care and personal care products. Here he held brand development and general management positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in his role as Chief Operating Officer of Unilever Best Foods North America.
Shattock earned a bachelor of arts degree with honors from Durham University and also served as a tank troop commander in the British Army. He, his wife and three children reside in the Chicago area.
Robert Probst SVP & Chief Financial Officer
Bob Probst was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Beam in September 2008. In addition to leading the company's strategic planning and corporate development, he is responsible for all financial operations, including the accounting and reporting, systems and financial controls, planning and compliance functions.
In December 2010 he was also given oversight to the company's Information Technology and Business Systems Transformation responsibilities of the company.
Probst built his 20-year commercial finance and accounting career leading financial operations at both U.S. and global companies. He joined Beam following three years at Baxter International, a global healthcare company, where he was Vice President, Finance, Strategy and Business Development, responsible for financial mergers and acquisitions for Baxter's $4.0 billion Medication Delivery business unit.
Probst also was with Diageo for eight years in a series of significant leadership roles that included CFO of Global Supply, Assistant Treasurer and Director of Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to Diageo, he spent four years at The Pillsbury Company as a finance manager, plant controller and senior financial analyst.
Probst earned a Masters of Business Administration in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Duke University.
He, his wife, Laura, and their two sons reside in Winnetka, IL.
William Newlands President, North America
Bill Newlands was appointed President, North America of Beam Global Spirits & Wine in December 2010. In this role, Newlands is responsible for the company's business in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, which combined represents the single largest region of the company.
Prior to this appointment, Newlands served as the President of Beam Global's U.S. business since 2008, responsible for the company's brands, commercial sales, marketing, commercial activation, sales training and distributor strategies. Under Newland's leadership, creative brand innovation, including the product launches of Red Stag by Jim Beam™, Maker's 46® and Courvoisier® 12 and 21 aged cognacs, has become a significant contributor to the company's growth.
Newlands joined Beam in July 2005 as President of Beam Wine Estates, the company's former U.S. premium wine business. Prior to joining Beam Wine Estates, Newlands was President & CEO of Allied Domecq Wines North America, where he led the company in a strategic direction that successfully expanded the super-premium spectrum of the business. He also served as President & CEO of Wine.com; President & CEO of the North American Still and Sparkling Wine Group of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy; and Vice President of Marketing at Ernest & Julio Gallo.
Newlands serves on the boards of directors of the two leading national trade associations: the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), which represents producers and marketers of distilled spirits; as well as The Century Council, a leader in the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and promoter of responsible decision making regarding beverage alcohol. He also serves as an independent director on the Board for the Duckhorn Wine Co.
Newlands earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Human Relations from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He, his wife, Kathy, and three children reside in Winnetka, IL.
Albert Baladi President, Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA)
Albert Baladi was appointed President, Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) of Beam in March 2011. In this role, Baladi is responsible for Beam's growth strategy in the region, with all sales, marketing and functional areas reporting into him. He also oversees Beam's Global Travel Retail/Duty-Free business.
Baladi is a proven business leader with a highly diverse background encompassing nearly 25 years international business, operations, brand and marketing experience for several public world-renowned consumer companies.
For the past three years, Albert has served as Managing Director, South Pacific, for Yum! Restaurants International and has been based in Sydney, Australia. In this position, he led their $1.5 billion retail sales business across more than 1,000 KFC and Pizza Hut locations in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to this position, he served in 2007 as Chief Operations and Development Officer in Dallas, Texas.
Prior to joining Yum!, Albert worked in the beverage industry for PepsiCo International from 1994-2007 in various marketing and general manager roles with increasing responsibility. His final position with PepsiCo from 2004-2007 was General Manager, Pepsi-Lipton International, with operations in over 30 countries. From 1987-1993, Albert worked for Procter & Gamble in a variety of marketing and brand management positions, based in Switzerland and France.
Baladi holds a preparatory degree from the Ecole Polytechnique Lausanne and received his business degree from HEC Lausanne, both located in Switzerland. He, his wife, Rana, and two children will be relocating to Madrid, Spain.
Philip Baldock President, Asia Pacific/South America
Philip Baldock was appointed President, Asia Pacific / South America of Beam in December 2010. In this role, Baldock is responsible for Beam's business in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, as well as two of the company's largest developing markets, India and Brazil.
Baldock joined Beam as the Managing Director for Oceania in 1999. In 2003, Baldock was promoted to Managing Director where he assumed responsibility for the entire Asia Pacific region.
During his tenure, Baldock has driven growth for Beam brands by implementing strong sales, distribution and marketing strategies. Baldock's contributions over the years have cemented Jim Beam's position as the number one spirit brand in Australia. His track record includes a double-digit profit growth in Australia over an extended period of time, the creation and execution of accelerated investment plans in new and emerging markets such as Indochina, and a string of new product development initiatives, particularly around ready-to-drink spirits. The creation and implementation of a sales distribution and production joint venture with The Coca-Cola Company, along with world class advertising, has ensured the Australian and New Zealand businesses have maintained their competitive advantage. Baldock's focus on Asia continues to be a source of growth through partnerships and innovative brand plans.
Prior to joining Beam, Baldock developed and launched a range of energy drinks in Australia and New Zealand. The company's flagship brand, Black Stallion, was the first real energy drink launched in this market, which he later sold to Cadbury Schweppes.
Baldock also was the Managing Director for Coca-Cola Amatil Jakarta, Indonesia, where he was instrumental in restructuring the business and developing a new production facility. During his time with Coca-Cola Amatil, Baldock won numerous Bottler of the Year Awards and Highest Per Capita Growth Awards.
Baldock resides in Sydney, Australia, with his wife, Tracy, and son, Daniel.
Kevin George SVP & Global Chief Marketing Officer
Kevin George was appointed Senior Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer of Beam in September 2009.
A consumer package goods industry veteran with two decades of global business experience, George is responsible for Beam's brand strategy development, product innovation and consumer insights for Beam's world-class portfolio of brands, including Jim Beam®, the world's number one bourbon, Maker's Mark® Bourbon, Sauza® Tequila, Courvoisier® Cognac and Canadian Club® Whisky, among others.
Prior to joining Beam, George spent 13 years at Unilever, an international manufacturer of food, home care, and personal care products, where he held senior management and brand development positions of increasing responsibility. From 2005-2009 he served as vice president and general manager of Unilever's deodorants and hair care business unit. As director of marketing, deodorants from 2003-2005, he led the team responsible for delivering the award winning marketing plans for the Axe, Degree and Dove deodorant brands, including the launch of Axe Bodyspray in North America, which became the number one male deodorant in the market.
Prior to Unilever, George spent seven years in the spirits industry at Seagram Americas, where he held key sales and marketing positions for a number of premium spirits brands.
George serves on the governing board of the Chicago CMO Executive Summit and is an active member of the Boys and Girls Club of America. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University and Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from Miami University of Ohio. He resides in Wheaton, IL, with his family.
Nicholas Fink SVP, Chief Strategy Officer
Nicholas Fink was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer of Beam Inc., one of the world's largest premium spirits companies (NYSE:BEAM), in May 2012. In this role, Fink will lead all strategic planning and corporate development initiatives for the multi-billion dollar company.
Fink has held a number of strategic business and commercial positions at Beam since joining the company in 2006, including his most recent position as Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development in which he led the company's acquisition of Pinnacle Vodka. He also has served as Managing Director Beam Canada (2010 2011), Sr. Brand Director Courvoisier and Fortified Wines (2009 2010); and Associate General Counsel (2006 2009), a position in which he helped negotiate key partnerships, alliances and transactions.
Prior to joining Beam, Fink was a partner in the Corporate Department of the law firm of Bell, Boyd & Lloyd (now K&L Gates), where he concentrated his practice in mergers and acquisitions, public financing, private equity and venture capital, and general corporate counseling. Fink was also active in the firm's International Practice Group, Recruiting Committee, Marketing Committee, and Diversity Committee.
Fink received his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law, and his undergraduate degree from the Institut d'Etudes des Relations Internationales, in Paris, France.
He resides in Winnetka with his wife, Karin, and four children.
Ian Gourlay SVP, Global Operations & Supply Chain
Ian Gourlay joined Beam in August 2005. As Senior Vice President Global Operations and Supply Chain, Gourlay leads the company's spirits manufacturing, operations and supply chain around the world. He is responsible for the company's customer service, production, distribution and global procurement functions, and for identifying the most effective and efficient ways to produce and deliver the highest-quality products to customers and consumers worldwide.
Gourlay gained considerable experience in directing global supply chain and procurement functions while working at the former Allied Domecq PLC. There, he held several positions, including senior vice president of global operations. Gourlay also spent time at Allied Distilleries Ltd. as managing director, and with Hiram Walker & Sons as president of North American Operations.
Prior to joining Allied Domecq, Gourlay spent 15 years in the brewing industry, most notably with Bass Brewers in production, supply chain and commercial roles.
Gourlay holds a degree in science and a post-graduate degree in Brewing and Distilling from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Logistics.
Clarkson Hine SVP, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Clarkson Hine is Senior Vice President Corporate Communications & Public Affairs at Beam. He is responsible for the company's strategic communications programs, including corporate positioning, media and public relations, financial and executive communications, and corporate social responsibility. He also oversees the company's public affairs/government relations team based in Washington and London.
Prior to Beam's emergence as a standalone spirits company in October 2011, Hine was Vice President Corporate Communications & Public Affairs at Fortune Brands, the predecessor company to Beam. Before joining Fortune Brands as Director of Communications in August of 1998, Hine practiced strategic communications and media relations in Washington, DC.
From 1990 to 1997, Hine served in senior communications positions on the Senate Leadership, presidential campaign and post-election staffs of Senator Bob Dole. For three years, he was Press Secretary during Dole's high-profile tenure as both Minority and Majority Leader of the United States Senate. Upon Dole's departure from the Senate, Hine served as Deputy Communications Director for the Dole for President campaign and as the senator's post-campaign media advisor. From 1997 to 1998, Hine was Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at SDI, a Washington-based public relations firm.
Hine serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers and is also a member of The Seminar Committee and the Arthur W. Page Society, two leading professional organizations.
A native of New York City, Hine is a cum laude graduate of Cornell University. He and his wife, Laura, have twin sons and a daughter, and reside in Wilmette, IL.
Mindy Mackenzie SVP, Human Resources
Mindy Mackenzie joined Beam as Senior Vice President of Human Resources in January 2010.
Reporting directly to President & Chief Executive Officer Matthew Shattock, Mackenzie is a member of the company's executive leadership team. As the global leader of human resources, Mackenzie is responsible for the human resources, organizational development and global communications strategies to support more than 3,500 employees throughout the world. She oversees Beam's employment practices building its talent pipeline, maximizing organizational effectiveness and increasing employee engagement to drive growth in all areas of the business.
Mackenzie has extensive leadership experience in the areas of human resources, organizational effectiveness, diversity, change management and performance culture development for industry-leading retail and consumer packaged goods companies throughout the world. She joined Beam following five years at Campbell Soup Co., where she held various positions including Vice President Human Resources & Public Affairs for Campbell's Asia Pacific division.
Mackenzie also spent nine years at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., in the areas of human resources and organizational development and training. At Wal-Mart, among her many roles and responsibilities, she established a training strategy for the business to accelerate the leadership and development for the company's associates worldwide.
Mackenzie holds a bachelor's degree in theology from Ambassador University, as well as a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She and her family reside in Chicago, IL.
Kenton Rose SVP, CAO & General Counsel
Kenton R. Rose has been Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary for Beam since 2001. Rose is responsible for oversight of the company's legal, regulatory, and external affairs strategies and initiatives, and also for company administration.
His previous experience includes almost 15 years at Fortune Brands, Inc., where a significant portion of his time was devoted to Beam's legal and business issues. During that time, Rose held several positions including Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, and Associate General Counsel. Rose also worked as an Associate Attorney for Chadbourne & Parke and Day, Berry & Howard, corporate law firms in the Metro New York area.
Rose is a graduate of Lawrence University. He earned his Juris Doctor at Boston University and his Masters in Government at Harvard University.