As founder and CEO of BevNET, John Craven is a widely-recognized authority on the beverage industry and he is frequently cited in mainstream media. His vision shapes the editorial, publishing, and positioning of all of BevNET's properties, including BevNET.com, NOSH.com, BevNET Magazine, Brewbound.com and their associated conferences. John is a graduate of Boston College with a BS in Marketing and Computer Science.
As Editor-in-Chief of BevNET, Jeff Klineman oversees the organization's reporting across all of its web sites, as well as BevNET Magazine. Jeff also plans, curates, and hosts the BevNET Live and NOSH Live conferences.
Jeff previously worked as a newspaper reporter for the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, the Boston TAB and the Metrowest Daily News, and has freelanced for publications like Slate, Boston Magazine, Self, George, Commonwealth, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. He is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
A frequently-cited expert on the beverage industry, Jeff has also twice been named in Forbes as one of the 25 Most Influential when it comes to Consumer and Retail Companies.
John McKenna has written and consulted extensively in the area of foods and beverages. Before joining BevNET to write Energy Drinks 2003, John authored a report on Functional Foods and Beverages and worked as a reporter for FDC Reports covering dietary supplements. John is a graduate of Tufts University.
Mike Schneider is a seasoned executive who lives at the collision of brand, experience and product. He has deep roots in branding, mobile, content and events. Prior to BevNET, Schneider lead major rebranding efforts for Skyhook and GasBuddy and was the CMO of Apptopia. He also spent over 8 years in big Boston ad agencies Hill, Holliday and allen and gerritsen leading content, digital innovation and analytics teams. A long-time blogger and thought-leader, Schneider got his start drinking and evaluating craft beer and co-wrote Location Based Marketing for Dummies.
Carol is the Editor of NOSH, BevNet’s media property focusing on Natural, Healthy, Sustainable and Organic food products. Carol previously worked and consulted for several consumer goods companies, many within the food space. She also was on the marketing team for Whole Foods Market in the North Atlantic region. Prior to focusing on the food industry, Carol worked at several tech companies, including HubSpot, and served as a consumer researcher at AMP Agency. A graduate of Brandeis University in Journalism, Cultural Anthropology and Theater Arts, Carol is passionate about the food, agriculture and beverage industries.
A 30-year publishing executive, Barry Nathanson has worked as publisher and group publisher in a myriad of markets including cosmetics and fragrance, consumer electronics, food and beverage marketing, non-foods merchandising and convenience store retailing. A graduate of Boston University, Barry has spent the last 22 years in the beverage retailing arena, and his experience has allowed him to serve as a resource to marketers, retailers and distributors, who recognize that his expertise and relationships, as well as his enthusiasm, lend him a unique perspective on their marketplace.
Adam is a member of the BevNET sales team and is focused on the non-alcoholic beverage industry. Prior to joining BevNET in 2005, Adam held a position at Decision Resources, a biopharmaceutical executive advisory service and consulting firm, as a Research Associate, covering business and technology drivers of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets. Adam is a graduate of Bates College with degrees in Biology and International Relations.
John manages the various industry guides that BevNET publishes
throughout the year, and he manages accounts as well. John has over a
decade of experience in sales, account management, and customer
support. John also runs his own photography business, and you can visit his website at www.NoRoadUnturned.com
Matt Kennedy is the Creative Director at BevNET and is responsible for the look and design of all of our publications. A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Communication at Syracuse University, Matt came to BevNET in 2006 after working for publications in the Philadelphia area.
Joshua became a member of the team when his startup Brewbound Experience LLC joined forces with BevNET. Joshua edits all of the videos for BevNET, Brewbound, and NOSH.com. Joshua is a 2006 graduate of Northeastern University.
As senior brand specialist, Jon Landis is the liaison for brand owners and executives at the food, beverage and craft beer brands covered by NOSH, BevNET and Brewbound. Prior to joining BevNET in 2013, Jon was director of operations at Airways Development, LLC where he transformed the organization's production, distribution, accounting, marketing and reporting processes, leading to an eventual acquisition by WestMed, Inc. Jon is a 2008 Suffolk University graduate.
As the Brand Specialist for BevNET and NOSH, Andrew Brayton is a liaison to food and beverage companies. He comes from the brand side of the CPG industry, previously holding the title of National Sales Director at Earnest Eats.
Martín writes news articles and feature stories covering the non-alcoholic beverage industry for BevNET. A graduate of Boston University, Martín's previous work has appeared in USA Today, The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald.
Justin Kendall provides daily coverage of the beer industry on Brewbound.com, conducts live-streamed interviews during Brewbound's events and co-produces the Brewbound podcast. Kendall is a 17-year career journalist who led alt-weekly newspapers in Kansas City, Missouri, and Des Moines, Iowa.
As a seasoned media and event executive, Bryce McDonald has held a variety of key positions with major b2b and consumer media brands and agencies. With over 10 years of experience operating within the beer space, Bryce leverages his unique understanding of beer and media to maximize value for all stakeholders across BevNET’s leading beer industry title, Brewbound.
Ad Operations/Sales Coordinator - Kwaku maintains, tracks, and schedules all paid advertising on BevNET, Brewbound, and Nosh.com as well as processes & manages insertion orders for our sales team. Kwaku is a 2016 graduate of St. John's University.
Denise became a member of the team in September 2018 and has been managing the office and helping with different projects since then. Denise is originally from Argentina but has been living in Europe and USA for the last 10 years, she is a native Spanish speaker but is also fluent in English.
Melissa Traverse is a Brand Specialist where she connects food and beverage companies to the wide variety of opportunities within NOSH and BevNET. Her experience includes over 11 years at Whole Foods Market as a coordinator of content and brand marketing. Melissa's job history also includes editorial work at Cook's Illustrated magazine, a pastry role at Boston's Flour Bakery, caviar production for a specialty food company, organic farming in Maine, fish processing in Naknek, AK, and a number of other wild adventures she'd be happy to tell you about when you meet her.
Sarah is the event coordinator for BevNET. She helps to plan and execute the summer and winter BevNET Live, NOSH Live, and Brewbound Live. Sarah has worked previously at private clubs and Hyatt hotels in events management.
Corie is the Events Director for BevNET. She is responsible for the management and execution of all company events. Previous experience includes event management and operations for domestic and international conferences in the biotech, pharma, software and publishing/media industries.
Beth Kaiserman is the Senior Reporter for NOSH. Beth most recently contributed to Forbes.com, covering CBD food and drink and other alternative wellness products. She was previously on the marketing team for catering company Great Performances and has written for The Journal News, Bushwick Daily, CraftBeer.com, Paste Magazine and others. She studied Journalism at Penn State and was the first food reporter for its independent newspaper, The Daily Collegian.
Jack is a senior media executive with a strong financial background. Currently, Jack serves as a Senior Advisor to Conway, Del Genio, Gries & Co, LLC., the financial advisory and restructuring firm. Jack is also chairman and co-founder of Bevnet.com Inc. Jack’s career includes senior executive positions at major media companies including American Media, Executive Vice President and CFO, and Time Inc where he was Executive Vice President and CFO of Time/Warner Retail Marketing. Prior to that Jack was Senior VP –Operations and CFO of Jobson Publishing. Jack is a CPA and earned an MBA (with distinction) from NYU Stern School of Business. He is former chairman of the NYSSCPA’s Publishing Committee and a member of the Bankruptcy and Reorganization committee. In addition, Jack is a member of the Turn Around Management Association. He is a member of the Board, Audit and Finance committees of the Theodore Roosevelt Council of the Boy Scouts of American, which serves over 17,000 youth in Nassau County, Long Island.
BevNET Beverage School is an on-demand, video-based learning tool and online community designed for entrepreneurs and newcomers to the food and beverage industry.