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OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

 

Ampersand have a dynamic and confident management team.

 

Our key partners see the benefits of these strengths.  We can take a long term view

and we have the ability to maximise the opportunities that the market presents.

 

 

 

 

CIARÁN SCOLARD

MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

Ciarán was appointed Managing Director of Ampersand in 2016 and brings over 30 years FMCG experience to leading the team, driving sales, and growing brands. Ciarán loves family time, is a sports fan, and unwinds with a glass of Old-World red wine.

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN CAREY 

FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

 

John is our numbers man who manages the smooth operational running of Ampersand finances and IT infrastructure. John is a keen GAA supporter & devoted Dubs fanatic who attends every game across the country… rain or shine.

 

  

 

 

PHILLIP BARGUS

SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

 

Phillip comes from a very strong FMCG background with over 25 years experience within the industry across both food & alcohol companies. Phillip is a keen motorcycle enthusiast. He also loves to spend quality time with his family.

  

 

 

 

PAUL RAFTERY

WINE MANAGER

 

Paul is responsible for our managing, developing, and growing our wine division. Paul has over twenty years’ experience in the FMCG industry, has completed his WSET Level 2 and 3 Wine Examinations, and is currently on the final stages of completing a Level 4 Diploma. He enjoys golfing at the weekends in the West of Ireland. 

 

 

 

 

SINÉAD SMITH

MARKETING MANAGER

 

Sinéad has over 20 years' marketing experience and brings a passion for creativity, branding, design and wine. In her free time she loves interior design, dining out and weekends away with family and friends.

  

 

 

PAT FITZGERALD

KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER

 

Pat looks after our key accounts and brings a wealth of experience from both a sales and retail perspective. A marathon runner and dedicated sports fan he regularly travels to live sporting events across the world.

  

 

MELANIE NANGLE

WAREHOUSE MANAGER

 

Melanie has been with the company for over 27 years and is responsible for both the duty paid and bonded warehouses. She has a background in performing arts and loves spending her free time at the theatre.

  

 

 

 

GORDY LINDSAY

IT & MI MANAGER

 

Gordy has a 25-year experience in commercial and automotive industries, and is especially knowledgeable in areas like development, technological analysis, and consulting. He recently received a PGDip in Data Analytics and advises on technical IT strategies. Gordy enjoys playing and coaching hockey, as well as spending time with his family.

 

 

MARINA PRIFTI

HR MANAGER

 

Marina has over 20-year corporate experience in human resources across diverse industry sectors in EMEA. She is an accredited certified coach (ACC), NLP practitioner and Theta healer. Marina loves meditation, yoga, hiking and swimming in her spare time.

EWELINA KRAS

FINANCE MANAGER

 

Ewelina has been an integral part of Ampersand for 7 years, rising from Accounts Assistant. She is an enthusiastic leader, overseeing a dynamic accounts team, and ensures seamless financial workflows. In her spare time, Ewelina loves travel, hiking, fitness and photography.

 

OUR SALES TEAM

 

 

Ampersand’s loyal and passionate sales team have a wealth of knowledge and can assist

retailers in selecting the right product range to suit their convenience store or off-licence.

 

Our specialised salesforce sell to every corner spanning across the Republic of Ireland and across

all shop formats and sizes. They also have strong long-term relationships with the owners and managers at store level.

 

(L - R) COLIN OWENS, WILLIE DARDIS, PAT FITZGERALD, LEE MARITZ, DEREK O'LOONEY,
PAUL RAFTERY, EAMONN FERRIS, LIAM TRAVERS, KEITH HURST, PHILLIP BARGUS

sales team high res

 

 

If you like what you see and would like to talk to us about how we can work together please get in touch to arrange a meeting and we’ll pop the kettle on and have a chat.

 

 

 

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