Ted Popov

Teodor (Ted) Popov is an experienced business leader and proven revenue generator across 100+ emerging, growing and mature markets across Continental Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. Ted has close to 20 years of full P&L responsibility, on a country and regional level. He created, developed and executed successfully several growth strategies across a multitude of markets. Teodor possesses on-the-ground experience in entering and growing multiple distribution channels. Starting his career in Southern California with E&J Gallo Winery as part of their International Management Program, Ted learned the ropes of the wine industry working for 2 years in one of the most competitive wine areas, getting experience as a Sales executive and manager. Later, he was sent to Europe with the goal of starting up and developing the Central and Eastern European business for Gallo. Based out of Warsaw, Ted opened and successfully built several markets, launching and growing such brands as Carlo Rossi, Gallo Family Vineyards and Turning Leaf. Ted completed his 10 year career with Gallo as the Regional Commercial Director for Eastern and Northern Europe. Moving on to Accolade Wines, one of the top 5 global wine industry players, where he was first the Commercial Director for Mainland Europe, later General Manager and Managing Director EMEA, a member of the European Leadership and the Accolade Wines Executive Leadership Teams. For close to 10 years, Ted led, developed and significantly grew the EMEA business with brands such as Hardy’s, Banrock Station, Echo Falls. He created and managed one of the most successful and talented teams in the global wine industry. Ted is a cum laude graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and a Master of International Management from Thunderbird, in Arizona, where he also played collegiate soccer.

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