Dean has a diverse background in senior management within the restaurant industry, beverage purchasing and beverage education. His accomplished career included being on the senior leadership team at Recipe Unlimited – the largest full-service restaurant group in Canada. He is well connected among the beverage and restaurant industry professionals and is a strategy driven leader who values results. Dean’s career mission to be the owner/ operator of an adult beverage brand agency was realized in January 2020 with the acquisition of Hobbs and Company / BoldWorks – six months later Perigon Beverage Group was born – keeping the best of Hobbs and Company and BoldWorks with a roadmap for the future.
Dean is also a strong family man who enjoys life – in his spare time you will find him either coaching his kids’ lacrosse team, snowboarding in the winter or cooking and entertaining family and friends
- Chair of the Board – Independent Wine Education Guild 2018-present
- WSET Diploma Instructor 2005-present
- Beverage Alcohol Resource Certification, New York, USA 2010
- Prud’Homme Beer Specialist Certificate 2008
- Diploma – Wine & Spirits Education Trust, London, UK 2004
- Sommelier Diploma – International Sommelier Guild 1999
I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food. W.C. Fields
Vice President Marketing
Emma has had an extensive career in the drinks industry both in the UK and Canadian markets, and has managed many iconic, global and local wines, spirits, beers and ciders during her accomplished career at Diageo and Corby Spirit and Wine (Pernod-Ricard). She is a forward-thinking senior leader with a proven track record from strategy to execution. Emma became an entrepreneur when she co-founded the award-winning BoldWorks Corp. Emma has also been awarded 2 Elsie’s by the LCBO. She is a bon-vivant and in her spare time loves to travel, cook, play some tennis and spend time with her family and Yogi – the family dog. She also has a philosophical belief that it is important to ‘give back’: she was on the Board of Directors of Youth Without Shelter and she regularly participate in charity events.
- Wine and Spirit Education Trust Diploma, London, UK 1992
Either give me more wine or leave me alone. Rumi
Vice President Operations
Lydia has had an extensive career in the drinks industry both in the UK and in Canadian markets, to which she brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience with Diageo, working on many iconic, global and local wines, spirits, beers and ciders premier brands in both Canada and the US. She has a proven track record of leading multi-channel programs on a national basis and has been awarded 2 Elsies by the LCBO for partnership. Lydia became an entrepreneur when she co-founded the award-winning BoldWorks Corp.
In her spare-time Lydia is an avid adventure traveler and experience-seeker, volunteering on projects to protect endangered species, such as Leatherback sea turtles, Whale Sharks, and Gorillas. In addition to her passion for great beer she is a gelato aficionado.
- Wine and Spirit Education Trust Diploma, London, UK 1982
Life is too short to drink bad wine. Anonymous
Toronto Office Team
Heather Ann Mitchele – Consignment Logistics Management
Anni Roussy – ABM
Pauline Nortier – ABM
Alexis Sandford – AR and Team Coordinator
Retail Sales Team
Retail: 380+ LCBO stores, Independent Grocery and TBS stores covered in person
Kevin Cook – Ottawa / Kingston
Dexter Sargeant – GTA East
Amrita Guraya – GTA West
Samantha Ward – The Golden Horseshoe
Kearney Cooper (dual) – The near-north
Rick Doyle (dual)/ Robert Gaul – London and Southwest
Licensee Sales Team