Our Team

Twenty20 has a strong team of industry professionals. The team is built around one organizing principle. “Good people, who enjoy what they do, will do good work”. The strong relationships built over the years with our distributor partners and customers show everyday in the results we achieve for our partners.

Ashley Burnette

Ashley has extensive experience in the distribution tier. He held many significant positions at Young's Market Company, the last being Executive Vice President of Marketing and Internal Operations. This experience gives him a unique perspective on how distributors and suppliers effectively work together to grow and develop brands, and he now utilizes that experience to the benefit of our portfolio. He is a results-driven, execution oriented, decisive leader with a proven track record of success. Ashley resides in Southern California and works across all aspects of our business to monitor sales execution, ensure strategy is consistent and our clients' goals are being achieved.

ashley@twenty20beverages.com

Ashley Burnette

Partner/Co-founder

John Ormiston

John has held leadership positions with some of the world’s largest wine and spirit producers. He has been involved in the development of successful brands including Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve, Pinnacle Vodka, Herradura Tequila, Sonoma Cutrer, Benziger and Fetzer Wines. He led the creation of the Alliance Company, a joint venture between Brown Forman and Bacardi, two of the world’s largest spirits producers. He created 1026 Beverage Company in 2015 which later developed into 2020 Beverages and is a leader in sales and marketing management in the wine and spirits industry. He received his MBA from Pepperdine University in 2000.

john@twenty20beverages.com

John Ormiston

Partner/Co-founder

Brian Prawl

Brian is a service-driven and detail-oriented professional bringing years of progressive leadership and success through every tier of the Wine and Spirits industry.  He has held senior roles with industry leading companies such as Brown-Forman, Santa Margherita USA, and MGP.  Brian has worked on Iconic brands such as Jack Daniels, Woodford Reserve, Herradura and Santa Margherita as well as developed and launched brands like George Remus, TILL Vodka and Rossville Union.  Brian is a top-performing and adaptable leader, with strong business alliances.

brian.prawl@twenty20beverages.com

Brian Prawl

Director
Mid America

Darren Kohlenberger

Darren has an extensive background in the spirits industry having worked for top companies, such as Brown-Forman and MGP. He has a successful track record across a variety of roles, including both on and off premise, as well as national accounts. In his spare time, Darren enjoys being around his family and playing in his ice hockey league.

darren.kohlenberger@twenty20beverages.com

Darren Kohlenberger

Director
Mid Atlantic

Scott Vanderpool

Scott is a charismatic leader with a broad background in sales, marketing, brand building, advertising and consumer and market research.  Working for top tier companies like Coors Brewing Company, Brown-Forman, Pernod-Ricard and MGP Ingredients Scott has established a proven record of success. Scott has launched new brands and line extensions, guided mature global brands, managed both open and control markets, and built programs with national and regional chain customers.

scott.vanderpool@twenty20beverages.com

Scott Vanderpool

Director
South Central

Jim McCluskey

Jim has an extensive background in the Wine & Spirits industry. He has enjoyed a long career with industry giants such as E & J Gallo Winery, Seagram Wine Co., Jim Beam Brands, Allied Domecq, Sidney Frank Import Co. and Davos Brands. He has worked with global brands such as Jim Beam, Sauza, Beefeater, Courvoisier, Jagermeister, Casamigos and Aviation Gin. Jim has also developed smaller brands including X Rated Liquor, Beluga Vodka, Balcones Whisky, and Sombra Mezcal. Jim has been extremely successful managing distributors and working with both National and Regional Chain Accounts.

jim.mccluskey@twenty20beverages.com

Jim McCluskey

Director
West

Yanet Cruz

Yanet is a UCLA graduate and a big part of the 2020 team. She is a data oriented selt-starter with experience in sales, marketing, law and nonprofit administration. Yanet coordinates all field marketing activities including retail demos and on premise events. She also coordinates social media and online retail activities for the company.

yanet@twenty20beverages.com

Yanet Cruz

Area Sales Manager
Southern California

Trevor Savage

Trevor is an award-winning sales professional who began his career in the wine and spirits industry at Youngs Market Company. At Young’s Market Company Trevor held a number sales of roles with ever increasing responsibility. Trevor has extensive contacts throughout Southern California. Outside of his work-life, Trevor enjoys spending quality family time with his wife and two small children; exploring different vacation spots and hiking trails throughout So-Cal!

trevor.savage@twenty20beverages.com

Trevor Savage

Area Sales Manager
Southern California

Scott Baldwin

Scott has been in the Beverage Alcohol Industry for many years working with the Brown-Forman Corporation. Scott has successfully managed the Brown-Forman portfolio across a variety of Sales, Marketing and Brand Management roles. Scott has spent time in markets across the country including Georgia, Wisconsin, Nevada, Northern California and Southern California. For the past 15 years Scott has managed the Brown Forman business for the On and Off Premise channels of trade, as well as the Chain headquarters in Southern California.

scott@twenty20beverages.com

Scott Baldwin

Area Sales Manager
Southern California

Jenny Havemen

Jenny was introduced to the wine and spirits world while working in fine dining. She quickly discovered that she had a passion for all things craft beverage related. She has experience in a multitude of arenas in the hospitality and sales realm, from serving, to bartending, to distributorship sales, to brand management. Jenny spent seven years with Young’s Market Company where she worked as a Chain Sales Person, District Manager and in On Premise. She loves the details, and geeks out on in-depth product knowledge.
When Jenny is not slinging drinks in some capacity, she is either busy adventuring with her daughters or pursuing her love for ballroom dancing.

jenny@twenty20beverages.com

Jenny Havemen

Area Sales Manager
Northern California

Jeff Hilmer

Jeff began his career in the beer business where he worked for both distributors and suppliers. Jeff has a well rounded background in both customer and distributor management and has experience in the on premise, off premise and chain channels of trade. Jeff has spent the last five years managing and selling spirits in Northern California. Jeff has a proven track record of success. Jeff lives in Sacramento and manages Sacramento, and the East Bay region.

jeff@twenty20beverages.com

Jeff Hilmer

Area Sales Manager
Northern California

Scott Judd

Scott began his career as a bartender/mixologist and bar manager before following his dream of selling wine and spirits for Young's Market Company. Scott has a strong lifetime interest in getting to know "The Story" behind producers and brands. Over the years Scott has earned CSW, CSS, and WSET Sake III certifications and is looking forward to continuing his education. Scott loves playing and listening to live music, hiking, biking, and spending quality time in the beautiful California outdoors.  Scott grew up and still lives in the South Bay Area of Northern California. 

sottjudd@twenty20beverages.com

Scott Judd

Area Sales Manager
Northern California

Susannah Turley

Susannah manages the Twenty20 social media platforms and assists in the development of the Twenty20 brand. Susannah also works closely with our team to design trade marketing materials. From Eugene, OR, Susannah finds creative inspiration through the nature surrounding her hometown. In her spare time, Susannah enjoys experimenting with different spirits and recipes, spending time with her friends, and taking long bike rides around town. 

susannah.turley@twenty20beverages.com

Susannah Turley

Trade Marketing Manager

Chris Burnette

Chris has grown up in an industry family. His mother, father, aunt, and uncle have all enjoyed long careers in the Wine and Spirits industry working for such great companies as Brown Forman, Heublein, Youngs Market Company and Wine Warehouse. Chris is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Business Management and Human Resources. Chris enjoys playing baseball, and rooting for the Washington Nationals and Kanas City Chiefs.

christopher@twenty20beverages.com

Chris Burnette

Operations Manager

Jim Conroy

Jim has extensive CPG experience having worked for such companies as Brown-Forman, William Grant and Canopy Growth. A 25 year+ industry veteran in the wine & spirits industry, he has held progressive roles across the US in both customer-facing and distributor management in the On, Off, Regional and National Account channels. Jim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is based in Scottsdale, AZ.

jim.conroy@twenty20beverages.com

Jim Conroy

Director of Sales and Marketing
AZ and NV

Jess Nelson

Jess started in the food and beverage industry while in college in working in fine dining restaurants. Upon graduation, she ventured into the beer industry working on the distributor side in both on and off premise. Jess excels in areas including brand marketing, management, sales and customer service. She is passionate about the beverage industry and the state of Michigan. Jess loves the outdoors. Her hobbies include paddle boarding, fishing, hunting, and traveling around the state with her dog.

jess.nelson@twenty20beverages.com

Jess Nelson

Area Sales Manager
Michigan

David Bredine

David has been in the Spirit and Wine Industry for many years on both the distributor and supplier side. David has worked with Sazerac, Margaritaville, Luxco and Southern Starz. David understands what it takes to build brands having had great success building both the Fireball and Buffalo Trace brands in Colorado. When David is not out in the market, he will most likely be found on the golf course working on his golf game.

david.bredine@twenty20beverages.com

David Bredine

Area Sales Manager
Colorado