Drew Estate has announced that Bryan Bird is its new Director of Sales for National Accounts.

Prior to joining Drew Estate, Bird worked for nineteen years at Thompson Cigar. He most recently served as its Director of Merchandising, a role he had since 2015. Bryan began his journey in Thompson’s call center, quickly progressed to managing and fine-tuning their retail operation, and was promoted to Buyer/Marketing Manager in 2011.

Bird will report to Ike Karipides, Director of National Account Channel.

In a press release announcing Bird joining Drew Estate, Glenn C. Wolfson, CEO of Drew Estate commented, “Bryan has an innate understanding of the inner workings, nuances, and complexities of the web catalogue channel. He is well suited to add extreme value in our efforts to remain best-in-class at servicing the ever-growing complexities within these large and diverse accounts. We are thrilled to have Bryan join our Drew Estate family.”

Jonathan Drew, President and Founder of Drew Estate stated, “Bryan adds tremendous value to the Drew Estate organization, especially in the national account channel, where he cut his teeth. I remember the first time I met him almost 20 years ago, when we first became friends. He’s a good lad with a great heart, who has talent, class and a strategic conceptual lens.”