Daniel Paolone spent the past decade homebrewing various alcoholic concoctions, developing the skills that were passed down to him from his grandparents and their grandparents before them, carrying on a family tradition that goes back to Italy. Crow’s Nest Distillery is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream and has now given Dan the opportunity to turn a hobby and passion into a full-time profession, which he still does not consider work. Dan is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (BASc) and is currently half-way through an MBA at York University’s Schulich School of Business. His engineering background brings strong operational understanding to the company, and he is proud to be the Master Distiller.
Ian Jarvis has over 10 years of experience working in the finance industry working for one of the largest companies in Canada, but his real passion is investing in and running start-up companies. He is excited to be involved with this new venture and shares Dan’s interest for spirits, believing that Crow’s Nest is bringing something special to the market. Ian completed his undergraduate degree at UBC in Canada, and his master’s degree at the University of New South Wales in Australia.