Alan Collingwood

PRESIDENT 

With over an 18-year career at his family’s nearly century-old business, Alan has held a variety of different roles within the company prior to his current title. As a third-generation of the family to manage CSW, Alan has studied Business at Memorial University and has a culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of Canada. He has furthered his wine education with Level I & Level II diplomas from both the International Sommelier Guild and Wines and Spirits Trust. Combining his passion and knowledge of food spirits, wines and beers have been very beneficial with building relationships with clients and customers, which has been one of his favourite aspects of his job - getting to deal with people. A lover of sports, Alan likes to play basketball, hockey, and tennis. In the summer, he loves to golf or go fishing when possible and loves to ski and snowmobile in the winter. When he isn’t sampling bottles of wine with clients, Alan can be found with his beautiful family, and their sweet boxer, Cali.

Email: acollingwood@spiritsandwines.com

Andrew Collingwood

VICE PRESIDENT 

Andrew has a long history of working in customer service during his 15-year career, having started with one of Canada’s largest telecommunications providers. For the last 10 years, he has primarily been working in the Real Estate world, while maintaining an active role with CSW and overseeing the redevelopment of the company’s portfolio. During this time, Andrew has received sales and service awards for every year that he has been in the industry and prides himself on building long-term relationships with his clients and business associates. When not working, Andrew can be found enjoying food and wine with his Fiancé Alexandria, or out adventuring with their 6-year-old French Bulldog, Arthur. He also looks forward to the long-standing family tradition of the Annual Salmon Fishing Trip to Eagle River, Labrador, as well as the Annual Snowmobiling Trip.

Jeremy Fost

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

With almost 20 years of sales experience, Jeremy combines his earnestness for connecting with people from all over the world, with his love of fine wine and spirits. The bringing together of everyone to the proverbial dinner table is how he approaches his day to day. Whether it's a wine tasting for one or hosting a dinner party for 12. Jeremy truly recognizes that good food, good wine. and good people is the simplest pleasures of life and counts his blessings that he's in an industry that affords him that opportunity. Completing his WSET Level 1, he's already on his way to procuring a greater knowledge and understanding of his passion. When Jeremy's not in the office, you'll probably see him in one of the fine establishments St. John's has to offer. Raising a glass with friends, and (sometimes to their dismay) going over the finer points of what they are sipping on. 

Email: jfost@spiritsandwines.com

Judi O'Keefe

ACCOUNTING & ADMINISTRATION

Judi recently joined the Collingwood Spirits & Wines as our Accounting & Administrative Coordinator. While this is her first experience working in the wine and spirit industry, she brings with her almost 15 years of transferable skills in Executive Administration, Accounting and Human Resources. She received her diploma in Business Management, with a concentration in Human Resources. Her keen attention to detail and strong work ethics has proven to be an essential part of our team. it is evident that she understands the importance of going above and beyond to provide outstanding work.

Email: jokeefe@bowringproperties.com

Jon Collins

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 

Jon offers over 14 years of professional accounting and finance experience having obtained his CPA, CA designation in 2004. Prior to joining the CSW team, his previous work experience includes 5 years as Audit Manager with a public accounting firm, 3 years as a Corporate Accountant with a large public telecommunications company, over 3 years as a Controller and Project Administrator with a large industrial construction company, and 3 years as Controller for a local accounting and bookkeeping company. Jon brings a high level if integrity and professionalism and is committed to providing exceptional service while establishing and easy-going and relaxed approach to building and maintaining strong customer relationships. In addition to his professional commitments, Jon volunteers his time as the Treasurer for both Beagle Paws and The Dogs Rugby Football Club. 

Email: joncollins@spiritsandwines.com

Melissa Decker

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Melissa joined the Collingwood Spirits & Wines team as our Social Media Coordinator back in 2019. She is a recent graduate of the College of the North Atlantic where she received her diploma in Business Management, with a concentration in Marketing. While this is her first experience working in the spirit and wine industry, she brings almost 8 years experience in the restaurant industry with her. Her passion for all things Social Media, keen eye for design, and brand aesthetic has proven to make her a valued asset to our team. When Melissa isn't sat in front of her computer, you can find her spending time with her family, snuggled up with her dog, or in her garden. 

Email: info@spiritsandwines.com

Robert Collingwood

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

During his lengthy career, Rob has held many different roles and titles, including President of Collingwood Group of Companies; Bowring Properties Incorporated, as well as Chair for the Board of Directors for Canadian Iceberg Vodka Corporation. 

 

Rob’s previous roles include President and CEO of the Baine Johnston Corporation and Chairman of Baine Johnston Insurance, Beothuk General Insurance Company.  He was recently elected to the Board of Murray’s Pond Fishing and Country Club and was also the former President of Tennis Newfoundland, President of the Riverdale Tennis Club and a member of the St. John’s Salvation Army Advisory Board.

 

In 1989, Rob became the Honorary Consul, representing St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador for the Royal Norwegian Consulate.  In 2008, he was the recipient of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit – Knight award.

When away from the office, Rob enjoys spending his time with his wife, Eileen, his son’s and his beautiful grandchildren, Henry and Emily. While Rob loves the province of Newfoundland, he and Eileen are both snowbirds and enjoy sharing their time at their home in sunny Florida.  In his spare time, Rob has a passion for boating, tennis and is an avid golfer.

Dolly

CHIEF MORALE OFFICER

Dolly joined the Collingwood Spirits & Wines team in January 2018 as Chief Morale Officer. Her strengths include offering warm, and unique office greetings to every co-worker, client and vendor who enters the office each day. Dolly is great at keeping you company during lunch and is very appreciative of her co-worker's generosity when they share with her. She has also become a bit of an expert in sniffing out office treats! While not sleeping on her bed, resting on the reception sofa or soaking up the sun in the hallway sunspot, she enjoys long lunchtime walks on Water Street and destroying basements.

Email: dolly@spiritsandwines.com

BUSINESS HOURS:

Monday to Friday:

9:00am – 5:00pm

CONTACT US:

277 Water Street 

Bowring Building, 4th floor
St. John’s, NL

A1C 6L3
+709 579 1811

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