Nick Shields is an entrepreneur with an MS in Food Science from Cornell and a resume that includes stints at Pepsi, Cadbury Schweppes, Ocean Spray, Nantucket Nectars, and Wolffer Estate. The fifth-generation brewer is the great-great grandson of Rudolph Haffenreffer who brought German-style lagers to Boston in 1869. Over more than a century, Shields’ family business has launched powerful brands like Pickwick ale, Narragansett lager, and Private Stock. He resides in Westport, CT.
Dave Holmes is an entrepreneur with an MBA in Finance from Columbia. He worked in the financial industry in New York since graduating college (with the exception of four years spent as a timber frame builder in rural Maine). Holmes has followed the evolution of his friend’s creation since the very first batch and jumped at the opportunity to take SpikedSeltzer to market. He resides in Rowayton, CT.