Jim Buechler

Mr. Buechler has served as Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits’ President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2015. He served as President and General Manager and President from January 2012 to June 2015 and as Secretary from January 2012 to October 2013. Mr. Buechler served as a director from January 2012 and Chairman of the Board from June 2015 through December 2015.

Prior to joining Ballast Point, Mr. Buechler served as President and CEO of The Lessons Company, an internet company focused on managing the relationships between students and instructors, from 2007 to 2011.

Additionally, Mr. Buechler has nearly twenty years of experience working in the wireless telecommunications industry, including as President of Sempra Broadband, a company focused on providing utility smart grid services and retail broadband, from 2005 to 2007, and in several Vice President positions at AirTouch Cellular from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Buechler also has experience in the commercial real estate industry, including serving in executive positions with American Property Management Corporation from 2004-2005 and CityLink Investment Corporation from 2002-2004.

Mr. Buechler received a B.S. from San Diego State University summa cum laude and an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School.