John Carson

Chairman of the Board

John Carson is Chairman of the Board of IBC. He is former Chairman, CEO and President of several leading beverage companies including Marbo, Inc. and Triarc Beverages.

Joseph J. Messina

Co-Founder & President

Joseph J. Messina is a Co-Founder & President of IBC and Fund Manager of the IBC Emerging Brands Fund. His background includes traditional corporate, merchant and investment banking.

William Hayde

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President

William Hayde is a Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of IBC. He has been a Wall Street professional for over 25 years in investment banking and securities.

Stephen F. Horgan

Managing Director

Stephen F. Horgan is a Managing Director of IBC. He is a senior executive and entrepreneur who has successfully built businesses domestically and internationally.

Hal N. Kravitz

Managing Director

Hal N. Kravitz is a Managing Director of IBC and the current CEO of AQUAhydrate. Over a 30 year career, he has been an officer and leader within the Coca-Cola Company system in almost every aspect.

John Devonport

Managing Director

John Devonport is Managing Director of IBC and is a beverage industry veteran, having spent 27 years with Guinness internationally in over 80 countries on all continents.

Andy Mansinne

Managing Director

Andrew Mansinne is a Managing Director of IBC and a C-suite executive with extensive success in the domestic and international consumer product arenas.

John Accardo

Managing Director

John Accardo is a Managing Director of IBC and seasoned C-suite executive with broad domestic & international consumer products experience with leading beer, spirits and snack food companies.

Doug Christoph

Managing Director

Doug Christoph is a Managing Director of IBC. He has demonstrated leadership in building value based relationships in large multi-national companies with iconic global brands.

Robert Gordon


Robert Gordon is a Director of IBC. He has comprehensive professional experience in corporate management and investment banking related activities.

Johnnie D. Blankenship

Director, Western North America

Johnnie D. Blankenship is a Director of IBC and a well respected beverage industry veteran, with over 30 years of experience with Coca-Cola, Red Bull, and others.