About MHW, Ltd.

Management Staff

President’s Message

The MHW team considers it both an honor and a privilege to work with quality brands from the US and around the globe. As a pioneer and leader in the beverage alcohol industry, MHW’s mission for the past two decades has been to help great brands reach the US trade and ultimately our discerning American consumer.

Throughout its history, MHW has been fortunate to have raised its glass to many success stories. We have found there is a reason that top global brands and new entries place their trust in MHW, Ltd. We look forward to the opportunity to show you that reason.

John Beaudette, President of MHW, Ltd.
We are the foremost solutions partner for both aspiring and seasoned brands in the beer, wine, and spirits industry. As a nationally licensed beverage alcohol importer, distributor, and service provider with licenses dating back to 1934, we have spent decades perfecting back office practices in order to create a cost effective platform helping business thrive.

With our staff of over 100 dedicated professionals that act as an extension of your team and our state of the art back-office capabilities, we will guide you through the complexities of our industry.

In 1995, MHW executives recognized the difficulty for new brands to enter the US market and thereby transitioned a traditional importer/brand marketer to an alternative service model platform – MHW, Ltd. Since that time, MHW has consistently paved the way in uncovering new opportunities and designing new solutions for the beverage alcohol industry. Today recognized as the leader in the US for introducing new beverage alcohol brand, MHW services over 350 clients representing thousands of brands covering beer, wine, and spirits sourced domestically and internationally from over 65 different countries.

Presently MHW, Ltd. is headquartered in Manhasset, New York with additional operations in CA, NJ, FL and other key markets. Our team of over 100 astute professionals acts as an extension of your team, driving all back-office operations, resources and licensing services in all 50 states.

Our Company Mission

Within the beverage alcohol industry, MHW will always seek to provide a comprehensive set of services with the objective of assisting foreign suppliers and US industry members in efficiently and cost effectively bringing brands to market in an extremely competitive environment.

What We Do

  • Compliance and Sales Distribution
  • Operations and Logistics
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing and New Business Development
  • PR Content Plus (New Service)
  • Design and New Brand Development (New Service)

Meet The Team

Gabe Barkley, Chief Executive Officer

Gabe leads MHW’s operations and strategy with a specific focus on building stronger partnerships with our clients to help them realize their brand potential in the US and EU beverage alcohol markets.

Before joining MHW, Gabe held various roles in finance, technology, and consulting at Microsoft, Deloitte Consulting and Accenture, as well as holding leadership positions at two beverage alcohol companies – VinConnect, a start-up direct-to-consumer wine sales platform for top international wineries, where he helped connect more than thirty ultra-premium European wineries with over two thousand US consumers and La Cave Warehouse, a wine retail and private storage firm based in Dallas, TX, where he led initiatives that resulted in substantial growth and operational optimizations.

Gabe received his BA from The University of Dallas and his MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

John F. Beaudette, President

Since 1995, John Beaudette has been President of MHW, Ltd. (formerly named Monsieur Henri Wines, Ltd.). From 1985 to 1994, Mr. Beaudette worked with PepsiCo Inc. and its affiliate company Monsieur Henri Wines in the distribution of Stolichnaya Vodka and other wine and spirit brands. During this period, Mr. Beaudette held positions such as Director of Planning for PepsiCo Wines & Spirits Intl. and VP of Finance & CFO of Monsieur Henri Wines, Ltd. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mr. Beaudette was Manager of Accounting for Somerset Importers, Ltd., US importers of Tanqueray TM, Johnnie Walker TM, and other spirit brands. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of The National Association of Beverage Importers Inc. (NABI) in Washington D.C., serving as Vice Chairman and a member of its Executive Committee.

In addition to being a well recognized industry leader, John Beaudette is an international public speaker who has traveled the world, educating suppliers and government agencies about Brand Entry in the US & Navigating the Three Tier system.

Management Team


MaryAnn Pisani
Vice President

Scott L. Saul
Executive Vice President

Hilary Grossman
CPA, Chief Financial Officer


Melanie Gbowu
Director of Marketing

Mike Horowitz
Director of Strategic Planning
& Technology Infrastructure

Alexandra Morey
Director of Operations

Cheryl Tittle
Director of Compliance

Ryan O’Hara
Director of Finance

Jeanette Jankiewicz
Director of Special Projects

Rebecca Beaudette
Director of HR