Park Street Imports’ mission is to help emerging and established alcoholic beverage companies build and manage successful brands by providing innovative solutions and exceptional service.
Park Street Imports delivers productivity-enhancing and cost-saving back-office solutions, advisory services, and working capital to more than 1,000 alcoholic beverage brands from the U.S. and around the world. The company was launched in 2003 and is headquartered in Miami, FL with operations across the U.S. and E.U. Park Street was founded by McKinsey & Company alumni and is led by executives with long-standing industry relationships and decades of experience with global beverage companies.
The firm’s major practice areas are 1) Back-Office Solutions, including regulatory compliance, logistics, national importing, distribution, warehousing, order-fulfillment, accounting, customer service, and more; 2) Advisory Services, including business building, route-to-market planning, organizational effectiveness, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, negotiation support, and more; 3) Working Capital Solutions, including accounts receivable financing (factoring), revolving credit facilities, term loans secured by accounts receivables and other assets, guarantees, and letters of credit. With its extensive expertise in the alcoholic beverage sector, Park Street provides clients comprehensive, turn-key solutions across its practices areas, all within the context of exceptional professional service delivery.
Park Street Imports Executive Leadership
Harry Kohlmann, Ph.D. – Founder/Chief Executive Officer
Chris Mehringer – Founder/President
Park Street Imports was founded in 2003 and is led by Dr. Harry Kohlmann and Mr. Chris Mehringer, who serve as Chief Executive Officer and President, respectively, in which capacities they oversee all aspects of the company’s operations and growth, including business development, strategy, innovation, and client services.
Formerly, Dr. Kohlmann was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company where he worked extensively in the fast moving consumer goods sector in North America and Europe with a specialty in alcoholic beverages. Dr. Kohlmann has advised leading global beverage companies on topics ranging from new product initiatives, operational effectiveness, and growth strategies to acquisitions and portfolio management. Dr. Kohlmann holds an M.B.A. and Ph.D. (Economics) from Germany’s University of Cologne. He is fluent in English and German
Formerly, Mr. Mehringer served as president of a national consumer products distribution company, where he oversaw all aspects of operations and growth and developed and maintained strategic relationships with Fortune 500 consumer products companies. The company was acquired by Sanare. Mr. Mehringer is a founding member of the board of directors of the Developing Minds Foundation and an advisor at the Harvard Innovation Lab. Mr. Mehringer holds an M.P.P. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.
From its executive leadership to its support staff, Park Street maintains a results-driven, professional services culture.
Park Street Imports invests heavily in technology-driven systems to streamline back-office operations and provide clients performance-enhancing business management tools. The company was founded on the professional service standards of McKinsey & Company, and Park Street’s talented people distinguish the firm through their responsiveness, accountability, and commitment to putting clients’ interests first. The company offers a fully integrated solution across front- and back-office services, working capital investment, and advisory services. With more than sixty-five years of combined experience among its senior management team and expertise in operations, strategy, information technology, finance, and deal structuring and negotiation, Park Street is able to help clients overcome challenges, accelerate growth, and capitalize on opportunities.
Park Street Imports offers a wide selection of back-office, advisory, working capital, and alcoholic beverage compliance solutions for domestic and imported alcoholic beverage brands of all sizes and varietals: Wine, Champagne, Sangria, Vodka, Gin, Rum, Pisco, Tequila, Mezcal, Cachaça, Bourbon, Scotch, Whiskey, Brandy, Cognac, Liqueur, Cordials, Beer, and other malt beverages. The hallmark of Park Street’s offering is its cost-effectiveness, convenience, and transparency.
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