Joseph J. Messina is a Founding Partner of InterContinental Beverage Capital and Fund Manager of the IBC Emerging Brands Fund. His background includes traditional merchant banking and direct investment activities. His extensive experience includes strategic and operational planning along with capital formation advisory for both privately held and publicly traded companies where he has successfully completed turnarounds, joint ventures, acquisitions, and debt and equity financings. His industry experience covers a broad range including financial services, beverage, consumer goods, manufacturing, healthcare services and corporate advisory. He has an extensive financial and operational background in assisting in the development of growth companies.
During the course of his business career he has successfully participated in the direct investment of several companies including the acquisition of Mako Marine International, where he became the President and Chief Operating Officer. He helped lead the turn- around team for Mako leading to an initial public offering and eventual sale of the company.
Additionally, Mr. Messina owned a seat on the American Stock Exchange until its acquisition by the NYSE.