Edward Straw is an Advisor to Seawolf Brewery. Ed is the founder and managing partner of Osprey Venture Partners. He is the retired President, Global Operations of The Estee Lauder Companies, and currently sits on the boards of Academy Securities, Boston Consulting Group Federal, Odyssey Logistics, Helius Medical Technologies, and Lenitiv Scientific. He is the Chairman of Odyssey Logistics. Mr. Straw had a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a three-star Admiral in 1996. Vice Admiral Straw culminated his military service from 1992-1996 as the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency.
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Jason is a Co-Founder of Seawolf Brewery. He is a Network Systems Engineer and Team Leader for the U.S. Department of Defense. He graduated from Gallaudet University with a degree in Computer Science in 2007. Jason’s expertise is in Information Technology, Information Security, System Engineering, Project Management, Change Management, Budgeting, Acquisitions, and craft beer. When he is not on-duty, Jason travels the United States to attend craft beer festivals and new brewery openings. He has been involved in Maryland craft beer legislation and testified before the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee on several pieces of legislation affecting Maryland’s craft beer industry and Deaf business Owners. Jason is also instrumental in the development of Seawolf Brewery’s beer products and quality control.
Amit is a Co-Founder of Seawolf Brewery. He is an Administrator for Acquisitions and Grants at the United States Geological Survey. He graduated from Gallaudet University with a degree in Communication Studies in 2014.
Amit travels the United States to attend craft beer festivals and new brewery openings. He has a keen finger on the pulse of the craft beer industry nationwide. He is also instrumental in the development of Seawolf Brewery’s beer products and quality control. Amit advocates for and assists other Entrepreneurs in the Deaf community with their start-up businesses. Seawolf Brewery is 1 of 4 Deaf owned craft beer businesses in the United States.
Bob Rupprecht is Seawolf Brewing Company's Chief Brewing Officer and an award winning Brewmaster. He is in rare company to be one of a handful of Brewers to win the Maryland Governor’s Cup for Excellence in Craft Beer Brewing. Bob is an expert in all aspects of brewery operations, from recipe development to purchasing, to production and packaging. He has been involved in contract brewing for several international customers as well as fledgling Nanos. Bob has the Mack-Daddy of all home brewing systems in his custom Man-cave where he created Seawolf’s deliciously successful Cat Shot Lager and Special Hops IPA recipes. These 2 beers are #1 sellers in Navy Exchange stores out of over 300 craft beer sku's. It’s pretty simple, Bob Rupprecht is a legacy Brewmaster and he makes incredible beer.
Travis is the CPA and financial strategist for Seawolf Brewery and a Member of the Board of Advisors. Travis is the Owner of RAML & Associates, a CPA firm in Columbia, Maryland. He has over 18 years of practical accounting, tax, consulting, and payroll experience with large multi-nationals, real estate management, public accounting, technology firms, and government contractors. Travis’s firm services organizations throughout the Greater Washington DC Baltimore area and in many other states.
Robert J. O’Neill is Seawolf Brewing Company's Director of Military Relations and National Brand Ambassador. He is one of the most highly-decorated combat Veterans of our time, a former US Navy SEAL and was a Combat Leader for the infamous SEAL Team 6. Robert is also a highly sought after global public Speaker, Social Media Influencer, and best-selling author of the book “The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior”. Since leaving active duty, O’Neill is also the Founder of the Special Operators Transition Foundation, which provides individualized transition support for Special Operations heroes and their families. To learn more about Robert O'Neill, go to www.robertjoneill.com
Jeff Jennings has been one of the top F&B owners/operators/consultants in the Southeast for over 30 years. He has corporate level multi-state, multi-unit experience in managing all F&B operations for numerous flags under the Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, and IHG brands. He has been involved with over 50 openings, remodels, and consultations in his career. Jeff studied Business Administration at The University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. He currently resides in Asheville, NC, one of the biggest craft beer markets in the country. Asheville is known as “Beer City USA”.
Alan serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Seawolf Brewing Company. Alan is a 35-year veteran of the food & beverage industry and has a passion for craft beer and the Military. He has led, operated, and grown profitable multi-unit Independent food & beverage groups in the Denver, Kansas City, and Charlotte markets. Alan comes from a 4 branch Military family. His Grandfather, Father, Brother, Nephew, 2 Uncles, and several Cousins all served in the US Navy, Marine Corp, Army, and Air Force. In 2015, Alan started to develop the Seawolf, Soldier, and Airmen Brewery brands and brand strategy. He then went on to recruit, build, and lead the Seawolf Brewery Partnership and scale the business creating a global brand opportunity. Alan's next project is to form the Seawolf Brewery Foundation which will focus on battling Veteran homelessness and suicide. His cult-like dedication to Boston sports teams and Nebraska and Navy Football is annoying.