MICHAEL SEVERINO

Executive Vice President, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada

A renowned sales, marketing, and operations executive with more than 25 years of experience in the wine, spirits, and hospitality industries, Ian Staller serves as the Executive Vice President of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada. In this role, Mr. Staller leads the Nevada division of North America’s largest beverage distributor, ensuring the team provides first class customer service to customers and supplier partners alike.

“We aren’t the best because we are the biggest, we are the biggest because we are the best,” is a quote from Southern Glazer’s Chairman Harvey Chaplin, one that Mr. Staller instills in the entire Nevada team. This creates an entrepreneurial spirit that permeates the sales, warehouse, customer service, accounting and operations teams. Never settling, never being satisfied isn’t the exception to the rule, it’s part of the job description of all Southern Glazer’s employees.

Mr. Staller joined the organization – then known as Southern Wine and Spirits — in 2001 at its Miami, Florida office as Corporate Internal Auditor. Two years later, he joined the Southern Wine & Spirits Nevada team as the State Controller & Director of Operations. Through his exemplary leadership style, management skills and business acumen, Mr. Staller rose within the Nevada division to Senior Vice President, CFO and held a top sales position as Senior Vice President / General Manager – Spirits.

Mr. Staller is passionately involved in mentoring young students in the community and served on the board of Epicurean Charitable Foundation and Las Vegas Business Academy, which are dedicated to providing mentorship and scholarship opportunities to culinary, food/beverage and hospitality collegiate students.