Based in Los Angeles, Ben Andersen is our West Coast Representative (CA, OR, WA, NV, HI). Ben got his start in wine right out of college in 1995, when he began working in a shop in Virginia, and from there he went on to take a sales and then sales manager position with a large distributor in VA. He joined us in 2008, after an 8 year run working in pharmaceutical and medical device sales and indulging his passion for wine by moonlighting as a buyer for a retail shop + wine bar in Virginia (becoming the top Rosenthal client in that state!).
A native of New Jersey, Mark comes to us after a brief but intense career as a CPA. His arrival marks a new level of financial controls for RWM. Mark’s main focus will be on our numbers, both dollars and bottles, but Mark will be working closely with every aspect of the RWM’s day-to-day business which will provide a good deal of support to the entire team. With Mark’s arrival, we now have three men called Mark, Marck and Marc. Maybe a nickname, or two is in order.
Jess has framed her life to be at the nexus of wine and art having spent the past 8 years building her wine knowledge selecting wines for and managing both a wine bar and several retail wine establishments all while expressing her talents as an artist in the design of collage and greeting cards. To complete her personal picture, Jess is also the center of her family as wife and mother.
Dillon Lerach, a recent (2017) graduate of Columbia University, joins the RWM staff after a brief introductory stint in the wine trade at a high profile distributor. Dillon’s talents are many and include a mastery of multiple languages (English, French, German) and proficiency in several other tongues (Gaelic, Latin, Russian). Despite his youth, his wine knowledge is deep and he has traveled extensively. His tasks at RWM include developing material for the website, insuring accuracy of information provided, assisting in developing the curriculum for the nascent educational program to be launched by RWM and reporting from the field on current developments at the various estates that form the RWM portfolio.
In Memoriam. Originally from Aux Cayes, Haiti, Jean managed our warehouse for nearly 28 years with intelligence, grace and aplomb. He set the standard for everyone who followed, and will follow him. He played a starring role in the film “Mondovino.” We miss him very much….
From Port-au-Prince, Haiti; the longest tenured member of the warehouse staff, at our side for more than a quarter-century; he is now “commandant” of the warehouse team.
From Lafond, Haiti; a trusted member of RWM for twenty three years; recognized for his error-free performance and reliability. Retired 2017
From Chantal, Haiti; our resident “interior decorator”, fabled as our master of space management. Retired 2018
From Arcahaie, Haiti; Chairman of the youth brigade and guide to the outer reaches of the New York metropolitan area.
From Torbeck, Haiti; long-serving pillar of strength and now successor to Paul Compere as the master of the routing system.
From Aux Cayes, Haiti; our technical wizard, problem solver and inventory manager.
From Aux Cayes, Haiti; the second generation of the Jean-Baptiste family to join RWM; a talented master of multiple roles, whether on the road or in the warehouse.
From Port Salut, Haiti; our rock in the turbulent ocean of our daily activities.
From Port-au-Prince, Haiti; known to all simply as “Arris”, he is the right hand man and “shotgun” to Belmont on the Brooklyn and downtown routes.
From Saut d’Eau, Haiti; an integral member of the logistics team and frequent partner with MC on the longer routes.
From Port-au-Prince, Haiti; a key member of the brigade, often responsible for sorting and preparing orders destined for all parts of the USA.
Currently employed at Rosenthal Wine Merchant as a Warehouse Agent. “I’m originally from Port-au-Prince, Haïti”.