AL International, a global direct marketer of lifestyle and nutritional products and services and gourmet coffee, has appointed Dave Briskie as chief financial officer (CFO). He is replacing former CFO Chris Nelson, who is no longer with the company. Briskie will also continue to serve in his current roles as the company’s president of commercial development and as a member of its board of directors.
Briskie formerly served as chief executive officer (CEO) of Javalution Coffee until its merger with AL International last year and is currently the chairman of AL International’s audit committee. Prior to joining Javalution in 2007, he was CEO of Drew Pearson Marketing (DPM), a designer and manufacturer of licensed, private label, and fashion headwear whose clients included Fortune 500 companies, such as Disney, Warner Bros, Anheuser Busch and General Motors as well as the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and various major universities.
During his tenure at DPM, Briskie served in the capacity of CFO and chief operating officer (COO), ultimately becoming the company’s CEO in 1996. In 2001 he oversaw the merger of DPM and its key manufacturer, and the public offering of the merged company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Briskie is a recipient of the coveted Paul DeLorenzo scholar-athlete award and in 1983 graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University with a double major in marketing and finance.
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