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Our Team

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Mike Sears

Director

Now over 30 years in the drinks industry, including soft drinks, water, cider, ale and lager. Sales, marketing and commercial skills focused mainly on building brands and companies from the bottom up, including Panda Pops (a long time ago), Ballygowan Mineral Water and Pomegreat, as well as the brands we currently handle.

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Tom Sears

Director

Having worked for Cadbury and Diageo before moving to Windfall initially to develop the on trade and latterly multiple grocers, I’m now responsible for the sales at Windfall whilst retaining the day to day management of our alcohol portfolio in the major supermarkets.

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National Account Director

Dave Tointon moved into the drinks industry from a retail management role in 2002, joining James White Drinks as Brand Manager and later becoming their On-Trade Sales Manager. He joined Windfall as a National Account Manager in 2007, bringing with him the on-trade responsibility for the James White Drinks range, and managing key national managed on-trade accounts, midlands key accounts and wholesale. Now, as our National Account Director (Out of Home), Dave retains his account responsibility for a number of national on-trade and HORECA customers, manages and supports our wider Out Of Home team, and assists in the development of the channel strategy for each of our clients.

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Megan Russell

Senior Key Account Manager

Megan joined Windfall in 2017 as a Key Account Manager for the Midlands, and has is now our Senior KAM, working alongside Brett Allen to develop national foodservice and drinks RTMs, as well as mix of national accounts and key regional groups and RTMs in the West Midlands and North West. She has previously worked for Maxxium UK and for Punch Taverns. She is now enjoying working closer with Regional Multiple Operators and Key Accounts to help develop Windfall’s portfolio.

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Tom Watling

Business Development Exec (SW)

Tom Watling joined the team as a Business Development Exec for the South West in 2019, with great knowledge and passion for the trade, having managed a number of high-profile pubs & restaurants in and around Bristol. 

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Simmone Black

Business Development Exec (Scotland)

With over 20 years experience within the Scottish License Trade in management and licensee roles, Simmone moved into event management, helping companies such as Diageo, Britvic and S&N bring key brands successfully to market. Her current business development role within Windfall sees her working across all sectors, from on trade to delivered wholesale across Scotland.

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Harvey Fain

National Account Controller (Grocery)

Harvey is a commercially focused, experienced senior sales leader with strong category management capability. His career covers more than 19 years in both blue chip FMCG organisations and more recently in the dynamic start-up environment. Harvey brings extensive experience from a diverse career covering category management, national accounts, people development and training, business development and European sales leadership roles. Having also worked as a buyer for top 4 Grocery, he has a unique insight into the dynamics that make highly effective sales relationships. Having managed both Field Sales and National Account teams Harvey understands the need for clear strategic goals aligned to ever changing customer needs.

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Mike Smart

Key Account Manager (SE)

Mike looks after Out-Of-Home customers throughout London and the SE, and has prior experience both as a national foodservice RTM account manager and in drinks sales & brand development.  His role at Windfall includes developing business with major contract caterers, food-to-go retailers, foodservice and drinks RTMs, and flagship pubs, bars & restaurants.

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Marco Severi

Key Account Manager (London)

Marco has always been a food lover thanks to his Mamma and Nonna, and has worked in the FMCG industry in London and UK for more than 10 years, helping different brands, companies and wholesalers to improve their sales, presence and visibility in the market. As a Key Account Manager at Windfall (since May 2016), he is focussed on the foodservice sector, dealing with a mix of contract caterers, food to go groups, coffee chain and licensed trade groups.

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Maddy Parram

Channel Director 

Maddy has worked in Health and Wellbeing for most of her career, and has not only represented third party brands seeking routes to market, but also owned her own hair colourant Brand, securing listings in major retailers throughout the UK and Europe. As Channel Director for Windfall Brands, she manages several Grocery areas for our clients and also heads up our fast – expanding Health, Beauty and Wellness category, working with national Health and Beauty and Pharmacy retailers.  

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Brett Allen

National Account Manager (Out-of-Home)

Brett joined Windfall Brands as a Business Development Manager the end of 2013.  Now one of our National Account Managers (Out-of-Home), Brett looks after a broad range of important group customers (Licensed, Coffee, F2G) as well as managing key national foodservice and drinks RTMs including Bidfood & Matthew Clark.

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Mark Gulyas

E-commerce Operations Manager

Mark came to Windfall Brands after working with the highly successful Bookends for 2 years, bringing close to 10 years experience in operations and logistics to the team. Mark specialises in identifying negative service patterns, promptly fixing recurring issues for improved operations. Mark has a fantastic understanding of the Amazon landscape both on Seller Central and Vendor Central. With this he is able to help our clients optimise for delivery efficiency, pro-actively manage operational challenges and is instrumental in ensuring the financial health of the accounts stays on point. 

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Robin Hartey

E-commerce Marketing Manager

After working with a variety of national and international direct to consumer brands, Robin came to Windfall Brands with 4 years Digital Marketing experience. Robin particularly excels in paid marketing campaigns across search (Google & Amazon) but also found great success scaling businesses online via paid Social Media advertisement and influencer engagement. Robin is responsible for paid promotions across Amazon, listing optimisations, NPD launches and also consults to our clients to assist with broader marketing strategies.

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Rachel Wood

Sales Office Manager

As Sales Office Manager, Rachel provides sales support for our clients and the team including reporting, data analysis, marketing and everything else in-between. Prior to joining Windfall Brands, she spent over 5 years running multi-sector UK and International events focused on supporting SMEs in their export journey, where she grew a passion for the Food & Drink, Fashion and FMCG sectors.

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