Dave Briskie, President and CFO
As CEO of Javalution Coffee Company, Dave Briskie shepherded the company’s development into a fully-vertical coffee roasting and distribution company. Under his leadership, Javalution became the owner of the direct marketing brand JavaFit and the retail brand Café La Rica, as well as the category creator of functional gourmet coffee. Prior to joining Javalution in 2007, he was CEO of Drew Pearson Marketing, Inc., (DPM) a designer and manufacturer of licensed, private label and fashion headwear whose clients were FORTUNE 500 companies including: Disney, Warner Bros., Anheuser Busch and General Motors as well as the NFL, the NBA, MLB, the NHL and various major universities. In 2001, he oversaw the merger of DPM and its key manufacturer as well as the subsequent initial public offering of the merged company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Briskie is a recipient of the coveted Paul DeLorenzo scholar-athlete award and in 1983, he graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University with a double major in marketing and finance.