You know what’s cool? Spain is cool.
Actually, Spain is much more than cool. Spain is beautiful, vibrant, culturally rich and simply breathtaking.
But Spain is not obvious. To get the good stuff – the hidden awesomeness that only Spaniards themselves know about – you really have to know where to look. That’s where we come in. The Spanish Red is going to bring it to you, and we’re bringing only the good stuff:
Great Wines · Amazing Artisans · Fun Events · Cool Destinations
The Spanish Red® Team
Founder & Managing Director
Known as “Mad Spaniard” among many of his friends, Francisco is quite an obsessive and determined perfectionist when it comes to things he’s passionate about. Spain is certainly one of them. Francisco is the originator and driving force behind The Spanish Red.
Francisco is a software engineer by training, but also a former McKinsey consultant, a software startup veteran, and a marketing expert. In the past 10 years he started two successful consulting firms and focused on helping large companies define their overall marketing strategies. He also helps clients execute their strategies using a variety of marketing automation technologies.
Francisco is a citizen of both Spain and the USA and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. He was born in Madrid and lived in Brasilia from ages 10-18. He now lives in Atlanta but spends as much time as possible in New York City. Francisco likes to run and workout, and he’s a rabid music fan that will travel to the end of the earth to see a great show.
Francisco has an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School and a BA with a double-major in Computer Science and Economics from Brandeis University.
Director of Vendor Relations, Spain
Emilio is our man in Spain. And, you’d be hard pressed to find anybody who knows every corner of Spain – and seemingly every inhabitant – better than Emilio. Between his natural curiosity for all aspects of Spanish culture, and his deep academic background (he holds a doctorate in Spanish history and literature), Emilio can personally show you just about anything related to Spain.
He’s also a world traveler. Earlier in his career he was one of Spain’s elite sailing champions and spent 3 years sailing throughout the Atlantic and much of the USA and Latin America.
Today Emilio lives in Soria, less than 2 hours from the heart of Rioja and Ribera del Duero.
Randy is the owner of Randy’s Wines, our wine fulfillment partner. Since 1987, Randy’s Wines has offered an exceptional selection of wines from around the world, particularly American, French and Italian wines (we’ll try not to hold those last two against him 😉 ).
Randy is also a huge fan of Spain and an expert in Spanish wines. Working together, we’ve assembled an impressive array of Spanish wines that’s not offered anywhere else.
Randy is an integral part of The Spanish Red’s efforts to find and offer the best Spanish wines possible.
Director of Sales
Matador is the name. Need we say more? In terms of getting things done – anything – few can compare.
Felipe has always been in sales. Women’s Fashion. Men’s clothing. Boats & surf equipment. Cars. Mortgage & financing. Real estate. Video & electronics. More cars. You need sales in your blood to successfully cover an array of products as wide as Felipe’s.
Felipe lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife and 3 kids, the youngest of which is starting college this year. Despite his rather cold surroundings, Felipe is actually quite a tropical fish. He lives on a lake and spends his entire summer (literally) in the water, boating, sailing, water skiing, and cooking up his masterful paella every time we get together.