MEET THE TEAM
George has been listed among Ohio Super Lawyers and has been recognized annually on the CincyBusiness magazine Leading Lawyer list since 2005. He received the 2000 Downtown Community Service Award from the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Council and completed the Leadership Cincinnati program (Class XXV). George is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association and a former practicing certified public accountant in Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1994.
J.B. currently serves as VP, Corporate Development for The Gorilla Glue Company. His background spans over 20 years of product development, mergers & acquisitions and strategic leadership in early-stage companies. J.B. was previously at EW Scripps, Twitter, Vitrue & ShareThis. A Cincinnati native, J.B. is as one of the founders of the The Brandery and a graduate from Denison University.
Tony has been the General Manager of The Brandery since 2015 and as a board member for several years prior. He has started several business over the past 15+ years of entrepreneurship and sits on several corporate boards for local businesses. Tony is a graduate of Miami University and has been active there previously as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence and guest lecturer.
Rob is a co-founder The Brandery and Co-Manager of Vine Street Ventures. Rob is also a Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP, where he is recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America (R). Civically, Rob serves on the executive committees of the CSO, Dan Beard Council, and Association for Corporate Growth. Rob received his bachelor's degree from Duke University, MBA from Kellogg School of Management, and his JD at Washington University.
Dave bridges the worlds of the Fortune 500 and entrepreneurship. He is the author of the award-winning book Predicting The Turn, former CMO for Rockfish and an alumni of Procter & Gamble. A leader in StartupCincy, Dave is co-founder of The Brandery, Vine St Ventures, and Miami University’s Cradle of Marketers.
Sarah is a CPA with over 13 years of experience. Over the years she has worked with a wide range of businesses, from Fortune 50 public companies, to new venture startups. Sarah has been the CFO of Main Street Ventures since 2014. She is very active in the Cincinnati community, whether it's serving on boards or participating in leadership programs.