TEAM

President

Jean-Paul Schumann

Jean-Paul Schumann moved to the USA from Spain with his family in 2011. He previously worked in the tourism and hospitality Industry for over 20 years where he worked for prestigious companies such as Thomas Cook, TUI Plc and Fred Olsen SA. In 2011 he initiated Wine sales and distribution activities for several independent Family owned Wineries from Spain and Argentina as a US importer. In early 2012 he teamed and Partnered up with Mack & Schuhle AG, Central Europe’s largest Wine distribution Company to found US sister Import Company Mack & Schuhle Inc.

Jean-Paul Schuman is fluent in English, Spanish, German and Dutch.

Chief Operating Officer

Charles Poczik

Charles Poczik graduated from Florida State University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Multi-National Business Operations. He worked 5 years for The Container Store, which at the time was in the top 5 of Forbes 100 Best Companies to Work for in America.
As a Store Manager he drove sales, coached selling skills, developed employees and increased the profitability of one the highest volume stores in the company.

An affinity for entrepreneurship and a love for wine led him to accept an opportunity in January 2008 for a startup wine and spirits import management company, Surville Enterprises Corp., later purchased by the Castel Group. In his career at SEC, he served as Controller, Director of
Finance, and finally as Chief Operating Officer.

Charles began working with Jean-Paul Schumann and Mack and Schuhle in 2012, through Surville Enterprises. He officially joined the Mack and Schuhle team in January 2020 as COO responsible for Finance, Operations and Business Development.

Vice President of Sales – National Accounts

Chris Jones

Chris Jones grew up in NYC and mastered in Culinary Arts at CUNY NYC Technical College where he was introduced to the subject of wine. After several years working in some of NY’s kitchens Chris moved into the wine business at Morell & Co., a prominent NY wine retailer & auctioneer. He pursued his new career with a passion for learning and tasting and achieved a Level II Certification from the WSET while studying at the International Wine Center at Chelsea Wine Vault. With 28 years of experience in the wine trade Chris has held senior level sales and marketing positions in the US with companies such as Terlato Wines, WX Brands and Old Bridge Cellars, including, most recently, as head of private labels for Palm Bay International. Chris joined the Mack & Schuhle family in March 2020 as Vice President of Sales – National Accounts.

Chris has been married to his wife Genie for 25 years and has three sons Noah, Ryan and Logan.

Director of Sales – Western Region

Stephen Kelly

Stephen is a 20 year wine, spirits and private label veteran. Strong global supplier experience working for companies like Pernod Ricard, Allied Domecq and Constellation plus national roles with startup alcohol beverage companies. He has worked with all major distributors in the US. Driven, passionate and adept, Stephen resides in Valencia, California with his wife and son.
Director of Sales – Southeastern Region

Mark A. LeMire

Mark A. LeMire is the Director of Sales in the South Eastern Region of the United States. In this role, he is tasked with developing the Mack & Schuhle Inc. portfolio in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. He firmly
believes that his success can be attributed to close distributor partnerships, creative brand programming and excellent customer relationships in both the Restaurant and Retail channels.

His work history includes over 20 years in the beverage industry, working for prestigious companies such as E&J Gallo, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits and PepsiCo Inc.. This range of roles and responsibilities have included the Sales and Marketing of
alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and food brands, Team Management and Development, Brand Innovation, Distributor Management and National Account sales.

Mark has an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Political Science degree from Florida State University where he also played Rugby for the Seminoles. He enjoys spending weekends with family, camping, or golfing with friends.

Broker – Midwest Region

Chad Pokorny

A Wisconsin native, Chad grew up working in the restaurant industry and brings 20+ years of experience to the Mack & Schühle team.

Chad has dedicated the last decade to focusing his career on wine sales ranging from brand, business, market development initiatives, expanding regions/ territory with wholesalers and suppliers as well as establishing distributors in new states. His work history includes building the Midwest region from the inception of Jamieson Ranch Vineyards followed by introducing wines from North Canterbury, New Zealand into the U.S. market for Mt. Beautiful Winery.

In 2016, he felt the next progression to his career was to venture out and create his own brokerage, “Good Guy Brands” to bring wines from around the world to the U.S. market. Through a mutual network and familiarity with Mack & Schühle’s portfolio, a business-partner relationship was created to expand the Midwest region.

During free time, you can find Chad with his family and friends, hitting the links or relaxing on the lake. Of course, you can also find him rooting for the Green Bay Packers.

Supply Chain & Logistics Analyst

Velyka Camacho

2001 was the year that brought Velyka Camacho ashore from Venezuela. Her educational background is in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Her journey in the export and import fields began 10 years ago with NVOCC, freight forwarding companies. She began working and gaining multi-department experiences in the areas of customer service, global trade compliance, administration and management support. She found herself most drawn to and driven by logistics and operations when she began working in the perishable distribution in the pineapple market.
In the second quarter of 2020, Velyka had the opportunity to join the Mack and Schuhle Inc team to contribute innovation, maximize efficiencies in our distribution, and ultimately, grow further into her professional career.

Velyka Camacho is fluent in English and Spanish and is in the process of learning Italian.

Accounting/ HR Coordinator

Scott Chery

Scott Chery’s educational background began with an Associates in Accounting, followed by a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management.
He has been with the organization for 2 years as an Accounting / HR Coordinator in which he manages the recurring financial transactions, maximizes costs while providing support to HR needs.
During this time, he was able to further explore new Human Resource initiatives. He found himself passionate about building relationships with colleagues to ensure they are well-suited to harness their best work abilities and expand company culture. This experience inspired him to further his education and pursue a Master’s in Human Resource Management.
“I’m excited about the growth M&S INC will continue to have throughout the years. We have a great team of individuals that are dedicated to delivering profound service to our customers, suppliers, and business partners”.
Compliance Manager

Haydenisse Gonzalez

Haydenisse Gonzalez has been in the wine and spirits industry for the past 7 years. Her career began with a variation of responsibilities within the industry- from executive assistant to marketing personnel at a prestigious company, the US Importer of Enoitalia S.p.A. Soon after, to a quick and surprising reversal, her position transitioned into a Compliance Coordinator role due to the increasing needs of a fast-growing business.
The more she became familiar with compliance, the more she found herself wanting to pursue growth in this fundamental role of the industry. In its nature, Compliance has many moving parts- from state brand registrations, to monthly reporting, licensing, and ensuring all aspects of the wine and spirits business remain compliant with federal and state laws.

It was this that drew Haydenisse to an opportunity at Park Street Imports gaining experience and knowledge in Control State Compliance and later, Les Grands Chais de France managing the Compliance department. In November 2019 she accepted the Compliance Manager position at The Wine and Spirits Family, Mack and Schühle.

Born in La Isla del Encanto, Puerto Rico and raised in Miami, she enjoys the beach and spending time with her family.

Sr Commercial Business Coordinator

Cintia Ramires

Cintia Ramires always dreamed of coming to the U.S ever since she was a little girl. In 2001, that dream became a reality when she had the opportunity to leave Argentina.

She was introduced to the beverage industry upon her arrival when she had the chance to work at Beefeater Restaurant preparing a variety of drinks. All the while, she was pursuing her degree of interest, Associates in Surgical Technology. Within her role, she was responsible for maintaining inventory and gained plentiful knowledge in customer service working with the public and vendors. While doing so, she came across several wine sellers. With a desire to continue her career in the wine industry, in 2014 she began working in a French company, Barton & Guestier PBG Imports. Her experience at PBG widely ranged in many departments such as accounting, inventory replenishments, logistics, and order processing. Based on this, she found a new window to continue her grow in the field in Mack & Schühle, Inc.

Although she finished her degree, she found that she really enjoys working in the wine industry and decided to stay.

In 2013, a seller mentioned an open position at a wine warehouse. and keeping track of the restaurant’s balances

Marketing & Commercial Coordinator

Cristina Sarmiento

Cristina Sarmiento, a true Miami native, came to the MS team with a diverse background in the arts. Her creativity is rooted within her aging back to the time before she can stand on her own two feet. Before walking, she would dance by supporting herself upright with the wall. Since, she’s trained professionally in dance and music.

Graduating Magna Cum Laude, her strong inclination to the world of arts led her to seek higher education in areas of which she felt she can disseminate her intrinsic imagination through that of graphics and communication. To sharpen her skills and learn what became tools for marketing, she interned with a documentarian, wrote and published articles for newspapers, built campaigns for nonprofits, and learned how to code websites. On a full-paid scholarship, she began her studies in Journalism and Mass Communications, all the while meeting the demands of being an honors college student, later specializing in Public Relations and anthropology at the University of Florida.

Commercial Business Coordinator

Ardinn Subervi

From the US, Europe, to Asia, the Caribbean and back Ardinn Subervi has lived and worked in several countries throughout her life.

She acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and ventured into banking, freelance interpreting, general contracting, teaching, real estate, managing both a doctors’ group and Norinco, France a world leader in design, manufacture, and distribution of iron access covers, now known as EJ.

She found herself passionate to connecting those abroad with the US market. Ultimately, this led her to seek an international culture, which she found in French wine company, Surville Enterprises. Continuing her work in the international world of wine, she was offered a position at Mack & Schühle Inc as Commercial Coordinator, being pivotal in ensuring all orders are placed, entering new items, invoicing, and customer service.

Ardinn is a lover of all thing’s art, baking, cooking, culture, dance, exercise, engineering, family, history, language, movies, music, photography, puzzles, and of course, wine and all things that pair with it.

She is Fluent in English, French, and Spanish.

“Importing has interesting pieces to a puzzle that I look forward to piecing together. It’s a mix of culture, languages, and art in a tasty form.”