Richard Cox, a seasoned CPA and business consultant with over 20 years of experience, laid the foundation for Cork Distributors in 2013. Originally envisioned as a single-deal venture, Richard's unwavering commitment to quality and financial stability soon positioned Cork as a leading distributor within the boutique wine and spirits industry. Richard's expertise in financial management and regulatory compliance has been instrumental in transforming Cork into an exemplary of responsible business practices through effective acquisition strategy. His extensive experience, which includes positions as Partner in Private Advisory & Consultancy at Black Opal Advisory & Consulting, Executive Vice President of Finance for the Vegas Golden Knights, Chief Financial Officer for Cannae Holdings, Inc., and Executive Vice President for Fidelity National Financial, have sharpened his ability to manage intricate financial operations. A proud graduate of Pepperdine University, Richard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance. His unique combination of skills and expertise drives him to elevate Cork Distributors to unprecedented levels, consistently ensuring exceptional customer service and delivering quality products.
Robert Maricich is widely recognized as one of the home furnishings industry’s most innovative leaders. He was instrumental developing the strategy for the creation of International Market Centers, L.P. and for raising over $1 billion to fund the purchase of the International Home Furnishings Center, ShowPlace properties, and the Market Square properties in High Point, N.C. and merging them with World Market Center Las Vegas forming the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space. International Market Centers encompasses over 11.7 million square feet of world-class exhibition space.
As President of Brightline West, Sarah Watterson is responsible for all aspects of business development and delivery of the high-speed rail system, including transit-oriented development and rail infrastructure strategy, design, & execution. She has a strong background in large-scale infrastructure projects, including the acquisition and restructuring of the Milwaukee Bucks and developing the 725,000-SF Fiserv Forum. Watterson most recently led development at Florida East Coast Industries, a multi-faceted real estate and transportation company, and served as CEO of Drive Shack (NYSE:DS). She graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University.
Joel Kisner, CEO of Pinnacle Consulting & Advisors, excels in policy creation, risk management, compliance, technology integration, and security. With a background in security, law enforcement, and corporate governance, Joel offers profound insights into organizational efficiency, safety, and technology. The Company provides tailored solutions to diverse enterprises, specializing in AI security solutions, OSHA compliance, strategic planning, and financial guidance. Joel's leadership emphasizes the seamless integration of advanced technology into business processes, bolstering operational efficiency and risk management. His dedication to maintaining stringent standards in compliance and risk management establishes him as a visionary leader in the consulting and advisory field.