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 Investment banking for premium brands in the Wine, Spirits, and Cannabis industries. 

Named for the Greek goddess of harvest, Demeter Group advises founders focused on building brand equity as category leaders and innovators. 

 
 

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Benziger Family Winery
Charles Smith Wines
Copain Wine Cellars
Courtside Cellars
High West Distillery
Layer Cake
J Vineyards & Winery
JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery
Landmark Vineyards
Macadamia Natural Oil
Seghesio Family Vineyards
Skinnygirl Cocktails
Flowers Vineyards & Winery

GU Sports
Mark West Wines
Ole Henriksen
Ole Smoky Distillery
Plum Organics
Redemption Rye
Rosenblum Cellars
St. Supery Winery
Shea Moisture
The Prisoner Wine Company
Urban Decay Cosmetics
Woodinville Whiskey Company

 
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Team

 
 
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JEFF MENASHE, CEO

Jeff has more than two decades of investment banking and corporate development advisory experience with premium consumer brands. He has advised on transactions in consumer categories with a total value exceeding $3.5 billion with the majority of transactions having been completed since he founded Demeter Group in 2003.
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MARC LEVIT, Vice President

Marc has spent eight years at Demeter Group advising clients in the premium consumer brand space on transactions with a total value exceeding $1.2 billion. Marc graduated with a B.A. in Economics and Communication of Science and Technology from Vanderbilt University.

 
 
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KEVIN RAESLY, Associate

Kevin has advised on transactions with a total value exceeding $3 billion and, prior to joining Demeter Group, was an associate with North Point Advisors. Kevin has a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management with a specialization in finance from Cornell University.

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JODI KORB, Controller

Jodi oversees financial reporting at Demeter Group, a position she’s held since 2009. Prior to Demeter Group, Jodi worked at the Congressional Budget Office, Laguna Research Associates, and as a consultant providing financial and accounting services to organizations. Jodi has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. from the University of Minnesota.