David Holmes, Co-Founder, Plant Life Ventures
Dave co-founded SpikedSeltzer, the original ‘hard seltzer’, in 2013 —
and later sold the company to Anheuser Busch in late 2016. After the
sale, David took the role of VP -SpikedSeltzer at ABI, where he managed
the rapid national expansion of SpikedSeltzer. Dave held this role for
16 months (September 2016 – January 2018), leaving to start Plant Life
Group, LLC, which focuses on innovation in Hemp and Cannabis beverages.
Prior to founding SpikedSeltzer, David managed distressed debt
investments for Citi Alternative Investments in New York.
Dave received an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School in 2007.
David Holmes is currently an Independent Director at Eastside Distilling
(NAS:EAST), and an advisor to Owl’s Brew and Merican Mule, among others.