A Note from Our CEO

"We're driving momentum for our business with a strategy focused on three simple platforms: Creating Famous Brands...Building Winning Markets...and Fueling Our Growth. We see a bright and prosperous future as a global leader in the dynamic spirits industry."

-- Matt Shattock, Chairman and CEO

Vision and Strategy

Our Vision: Crafting Spirits that Stir the World

Our Strategy: We seek to outperform our market with a strategy focused on our three simple strategic platforms of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth.

 

Our vision and strategy is underpinned by our Winning Competitive Edge – our people who operate day in and day out in a culture that embraces entrepreneurial thinking … encourages creative, innovative solutions … and emphasizes a collaborative mindset.

Leadership Team

  • Matt Shattock

    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

  • Albert Baladi

    Chief Operating Officer and President, Americas

  • Pryce Greenow

    President, International

  • Sho Semba

    SVP, Japan

  • Rebecca Messina

    Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

  • Paula Erickson

    SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Clarkson Hine

    SVP, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs

  • David Hunter

    SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer

  • Hiroshi Miyamori

    SVP, Advisor to the CEO

  • John Owen

    SVP, Chief Financial Officer

  • Kent Rose

    SVP, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary

Paula Erickson

SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer



What is your leadership philosophy?

Paula: Set clear expectations, align objectives to the bigger picture strategy of the company and then set your team free! Empower them to do what you hired them for … to bring their talents and expertise to the company while building their personal career. Oh yeah … and have some great fun along the way!

What was your first job?

Paula: I started delivering newspapers in the third grade! In high school, I was a cashier at my local Ace Hardware and upon graduating from college I landed my first full-time job as an entry-level corporate communications professional at Ace’s corporate headquarters. What a fabulous company!

What do you like to do with your free time outside of work? Hobbies etc.

Paula: My life is packed full, so I absolutely love spending precious time with my family – sneaking out for quiet dinners with my husband and watching my children do all their activities. I also relish having some great “girlfriend time” … some of whom I’ve been best of friends with since first grade.

What’s your Beam Suntory drink of choice?

Paula:Knob Creek on the rocks.


If you could have drinks with any person (living or dead) who would you choose?

Paula:Michael Jackson. The best entertainer of all time. Simply brilliant! I guess you could say I’m stuck in the ‘80s.

How do you Unleash your Spirit?

Name: I’ve had the opportunity to take on new challenges, travel the world, and grow my career across functions, but at the same time give my all to my husband and three children. For that – and for all the Knob Creek – I’m incredibly grateful!


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