MEET THE MIXOLOGY TEAM
Director Beverage Marketing
Location: Dallas, Texas
Years Experience: 15 years with RNDC
My Mantra is simple, "Creating cocktails, Creating Conversation...one city at a time."
Sly Cosmopoulos is the Director, Beverage Marketing for Republic National Distributing Company managing the Beverage Marketing Division for all channels, customers, and consumer markets across the United States. Her cocktails have been featured in various magazines, newspapers and television spotlights such as Vanderpump Rules, Good Morning Texas, Daytime, and American Airline’s American Way. Sly is a wine and spirits industry expert and insider whose marketing tactics and strategic business how-to has helped transform the way Republic National Distributing Company and their partners do business.
Location: Austin, Texas
Years Experience: 10
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller
Responsible for developing Beverage Menus and Programs across the U.S., with over 200 drink placements
Fueled by coffee and creativity
Affinity for Blue Drinks
Never missed a flight
Detroit, MI Mixologist
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Years Experience: 20+
"Innovating Cocktails That Explore The Boundaries Of Flavor"
From dishwasher to Executive Chef and barback to Beverage Director, Matthew has spent over 20 years in hospitality. Taking care of guests is his passion and he is honored to continue providing exceptional experiences to everyone he encounters. This industry is his life and he is humbled to be in the position he has spent decades to reach.
Southeast Texas Mixologist
Location: Southeast Texas
Years Experience: 16
"Without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, and moribund." - Anthony Bourdain
Studied culinary arts at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.
Internship with Walt Disney World at Le Cellier in Epcot.
Tended bar in Houston, most notably at The Pastry War and Anvil Bar and Refuge.
Loves cats, tacos and Star Wars.
North Texas Mixologist
Location: North Texas
Years Experience: RNDC 3 years - 7+ Years Service Industry
"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way." - Charles Bukowski
I grew up in Ardmore, Oklahoma and studied at The University of Oklahoma. I moved to Texas in 2012 and continued working in the service industry. I have worked all over the DFW metroplex at various styles of establishments. I began working for RNDC as a sales representative for the Spirits Division and then transitioned into the Local Mixologist role.
Southern California Mixologist
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Years Experience: 14 Years Experience
"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
I am responsible for developing Beverage Menus and Programs throughout Southern California. I am a former bar owner, supplier manager, and writer. I once stood in line to get into a club. I remember when chia was a pet plant, not a superfood. Before colonizing Mars let’s first agree on the recipe for a “skinny margarita.”
Northern California Mixologist
Location: San Francisco, CA
Years Experience: 19 Years Experience
“…for a time, the lawyer, the editor, the banker, the chief desperado, the chief gambler, and the saloon-keeper occupied the same level in society, and it was the highest” - Mark Twain, Roughing it
I am responsible for developing Beverage Programs across Northern California. 7 years of experience as a supplier with WhistlePig and Diageo. The types of bars I have worked at: Dive, Corporate Restaurant, Mixology, Speakeasy, Nightclub, Sports bar, Fine Dining. I was a judge for The San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Whiskies of the World USBG National Charity Foundation Board Member.
Location: Tustin, CA
Years Experience: 9 Years Experience
“Be Curious, Not Judgmental.” - Walt Whitman
I have been creating mixology-driven cocktails along with assisting in developing and managing multiple highly acclaimed craft restaurants and bars such as the “Hello Kitty” Bar. I was a former Cheerleader. I am influenced by dad jokes and crafts. I have a fondness for Car Chases.
South Texas Mixologist
Location: San Antonio, TX
Years Experience: 22 Years Experience
"Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” - Dolly Parton
Proud to be a leader in San Antonio’s cocktail scene. Passionate about hospitality and crafting creative cocktail experiences. 2014 Texas Regional Speed Rack Champ & National Finalist. Best Bartender in San Antonio Current’s Best of Edition 2015. Named in “Top Ten Best New Bars in Texas” - Texas Monthly 2014. Work featured in Imbibe, Texas Monthly, and Tasting Panel.
Location: Atlanta, GA
Years Experience: 10+ Years Behind the Shakers
Paper Plane - Favorite Cocktail
Louis Guinfolleau was born and raised in France. He started his career in Europe, where he learned the art of the craft and developed his passion for beverages from wine to single malt. Louis expanded his beverage experience and knowledge in France, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, and Scotland before making his was down under to Sydney, Australia. In 2017 Louis accepted a position in the United States and has since made Atlanta, GA his home. He thrives off of providing exceptional service and diverse cocktail creations.
Location: Atlanta, GA
Years Experience: 15 Years Experience
“Shake Hard, Strain Twice” - Teddy Rossevelt
Johnny D has been apart of the hospitality industry for the better part of 20 years with 15+ behind the stick serving up a good story with a stiff drink. He graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2010 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts with a concentration in Printmaking. Johnny spent 4.5 years in Los Angeles honing his craft at restaurants like Le Petit Paris, The Wilshire and Margo’s Santa Monica. Upon his return in 2018, he bartended at famed Atlanta establishments such as The Optimist, Golden Eagle and Kimball House. Johnny D has been with RNDC as the Staff Mixologist since August of 2022 and is excited about what the future the spirits industry has to offer.
Location: Miami, FL
Years Experience: 22 Years Experience
“Fermentation and civilization are inseparable”
One of Los Angeles most well-know and well-loved Bartenders. Mando was born in Mexico City but spent his early years in LA. His Mexican heritage inspires his cocktails to tell a story. He has been the Beverage Director and creative cocktail force at many LA, Vegas & South Florida cocktail institutions and new hotspots - creating recipes for bars such as The Abbey, Hakkasan, Rosina and most recently, Calaveras Cantina and Voodoo Bayou.