TORONTO, Ont. (May 1, 2018) – A global finance executive and an accomplished Fortune 500 marketing leader have joined Hill Street Beverage Co. as investors’ interest in the company deepens.
The addition of Chief Financial Officer, Hinta Chambers, and Chief Marketing Officer, David Pullara, positions Hill Street to continue securing investment toward the company’s continued production of award-winning alcohol-free beers and wines and the introduction of their cannabis-infused beverages, immediately following regulatory approval.
Chambers brings to Hill Street more than 20 years of finance experience with companies based in Canada, England and France. Her portfolio of work includes the management of multi-million dollar budgets, corporate buyouts, debt financing, patent licensing and legal compliance.
Pullara is a seasoned marketing leader with experience in developing strategy, building brands and driving innovation for consumer-focused companies such as Starbucks, Yum! Brands (Pizza Hut), Coca-Cola and Google.
Hill Street CEO, Terry Donnelly, believes Chambers and Pullara are uniquely qualified to support the company in introducing its first cannabis-infused beverages while also making its portfolio of alcohol-free beers and wines available in over 7,000 stores across Canada. Hill Street’s products are currently available online and at Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws, Sobeys, Zehrs, Fortinos and many independent grocery stores across Canada.
“Hinta’s and David’s combined expertise rounds out Hill Street’s executive team optimally,” Donnelly said.
“I’m confident that together we will continue building a world class brand that answers increasing consumer demand for great-tasting and healthy beverages.”
About Hinta Chambers
Hinta Chambers, now Hill Street’s Chief Financial Officer, previously held executive roles with Canadian loyalty marketing agency, Bond Brand Loyalty Inc. and with Nortel Networks. Chambers, who holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant, was CFO of Marquis Technologies and of Rockstar Consortium – two patent licensing companies.
About David Pullara
Before joining Hill Street as its Chief Marketing Officer, David Pullara previously worked with Fortune 500 companies including Starbucks, Yum! Brands (Pizza Hut), Coca-Cola and Google. Pullara earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) and a Masters of Business Administration from York University’s Schulich School of Business where he now serves as a marketing instructor. Pullara, who is also a Course Facilitator at the Schulich Executive Education Center, has completed a certificate in Disruptive Innovation from HBX | Harvard Business School and been recognized as a Chartered Marketer by the Canadian Marketing Association.
About Hill Street Beverage Co.
Hill Street Beverage Co. is a producer of great-tasting, alcohol-free and cannabis-infused wines and beers. The company offers a wide range of products, including Hill Street Craft beer, Designated Draft beer, Vin(Zero) wines and Vintense wines. Hill Street’s beverages have won the Retail Council of Canada’s Grand Prix and numerous medals and accolades including three Gold Medals, two Silvers and one Bronze at the U.S. Open Beer Championships and a prestigious Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Challenge. For more information visit http://www.hillstreetbeverages.com/.
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