This update is past overdue, and many of you are already aware of the staff changes in the Cambridge, MA office. But in case you haven't heard, Samantha Robertson and Amanda Leonard, the primary point people for the development of new websites and support of existing sites, both left the Beverage Media team around late August/early September.
In their place, James Laurenti has returned to the team (and returned to Boston), and we've added two other wine retailer veterans: Andrew Hammond and Eric Lawrence Brown. These three have now taken over all of Samantha and Amanda's projects, and are also the main points of contact for the live sites on our network. You can reach this them at the Cambridge, MA office: 617-864-1677.
For those who don't know James already, he worked in the BMG Cambridge office from 2006 to 2011 and used to be the primary point of contact for many our stores during this period of time. Prior to working at Beverage Media, James worked at a large retailer in the Boston area and also at his family's wine store in Central New Jersey. He also takes NHL hockey way too seriously and is a shell of his former self thanks to the current lockout.
Andrew also comes to us from a wine retailer just outside the Boston area. On the side, he maintains a blog called AllGoodBottles.com, that showcases his design, photography, video editing, and music mixing skills as well as his love for Italian wine. And if you look at the videos there, you can catch glimpse of his Puggle too.
Eric comes to us from sunny Los Angeles, where he worked in sales for a very large online marketer of wine. Prior to this, Eric also worked for a major retailer on the West Coast. He's an avid fan of French wine, and he's probably the only person in the office whose pronunciation of French wine names doesn't make Ian Griffith cringe.
Though the transition period has been a challenging and chaotic one (even without the hurricane and hectic holiday season), we are excited to move into 2013 with our most retail-experienced project management and support team to date.