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Patrick Bolden

Patrick Bolden

Patrick Bolden is a business expert with 24 years of beverage experience. Alcohol, non-alcohol, traditional, non-traditional, on and off premise are many aspects of the beverage industry that are familiar to Pat. Pat is the Co-Founder and President of L.A. Libations. After a short stint playing professional basketball, Pat began in beverage by working for 7up / Rc Bottling in 1993. He worked in a variety of different roles there from field sales to operations to national accounts. After 7 years, he transitioned to the Coca Cola Company into their trade development department and called on national accounts such as BP ampm, Target, Walmart and Sam’s Club. In 2005, Pat took on a National Account Manager role at Heineken USA. Learning the ins and outs and legalities of the alcoholic beverage industry was challenging but rewarding. This experience allowed Pat to be much better-rounded within the beverage channel but also understand how to create a new approach to being innovative and disruptive. In 2009 Pat, Danny and Dino started this organization to position “better for you and healthy alternative” products in mainstream retail accounts. Pat’s strength are his deep nationwide retail relationships. He has always said “providing value is the key to true partnership.” Innovation and incubation continue to be the phases of beverage brands where Pat’s experience shines. His passion to integrate beverages that are centered on health and wellness into mainstream outlets is what drives him to trail blaze in this industry and his results speak for themself. He is a business professional that maintains a proven track record of delivering profitable volume increases, successful product & brand portfolio introductions and coordination of sales execution.

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Oct 11

1:30pm - 2:00pm

What's Hot In Healthy Living?

Speaker Series  @  Ask The Expert

What's Hot In Healthy Living?

Stage: Ask The Expert

Date & Time: Oct 11, 2019 1:30pm - Oct 11, 2019 2:00pm

Learn about the newest trends in healthy living: infused foods and beverages. Do they work? What do they do? Join us as our experts discuss charcoal, hemp, vitamins & probiotics, and help you discern fad from fabulous in the world of cutting-edge health products.

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Oct 11-13, 2019 @ Duke Energy Center