The founders and management of Maslow 6 are passionate about wine. They bring experience from the worlds of Wall Street, business and hospitality, as well as educational credentials in the industry.
Davis Anderson has been working as a sommelier in New York City for the past seven years. Working everywhere from your neighborhood wine bar to some of the top-rated, Michelin-starred restaurants across the city. Davis is currently the head sommelier at Maslow 6 Wine bar in TriBeCa and is working on developing a new e-commerce site for wine sales that will help to expand the influence of sommeliers.
When not stuck with his nose in a glass, Davis can be found either at Crossfit, training for an Ironman next summer, or when time permits, tinkering in a woodshop.
Keri Jackson Kunzle, Founding Partner and CEO
Keri was first attracted to the romance and culture of wine as a teenager on a trip to Paris with her family. Following a successful career in technology, and a few more trips to wine regions (Napa, Sonoma, Bordeaux, Spain), not to mention a lot of studying (and tasting), she translated her passion for wine into something concrete, namely Maslow 6.
Keri received the Advanced Certificate from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, passing with distinction. She is currently studying for the WSET diploma, under Mary Ewing-Mulligan MW.
Keri has 16 years’ experience in technology in the finance industry, working for some of the top global investment banking firms. She started her career at Morgan Stanley, moved to JP Morgan in 1994, to redesign and architect a Client Information System and in 1996 she joined the rapidly growing Fixed Income Derivatives team, playing several key leadership roles. Keri was one of the original authors of FpML which, with the support of JP Morgan Chase and other banks, has become an industry standard for inter-bank communication, for Fixed Income along with credit and equity derivatives and for Foreign Exchange. In 2002, Keri joined Bank of America, where she was responsible for FpML projects within the bank. She then headed up a team that was a part of the electronic trading effort for Foreign Exchange.
Jodie Morgan, Founding Partner and CFO
In addition to being passionate about wine, Jodie Morgan, most recently, was President of SPI Polyols, which sells ingredients to the food, confectionery and personal care markets. Under Jodie’s leadership, SPI Polyols achieved significant growth and in 2006 entered into a new manufacturing venture in Asia.
Over the past 20 years, she has held engineering, quality, sales and marketing, business development, and business management roles within various business operations.
In 1994, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jodie was part of the five-member Leadership Team that grew the business from one manufacturing site to four manufacturing sites around the world in Delaware, Illinois, France and Brazil. Following the 1998 acquisition of the business by ABF, Ms. Morgan became the Vice President of Business Development. In this role, she led the acquisition of two businesses. She also held a seat on the board of SPI’s joint venture in Brazil.
A long time lover of wines, Trish has developed her palate through numerous tastings, wine appreciation classes, and trips. Most memorable being two biking excursions through Tuscany and Burgundy. The amount of biking only off-set by the amount of wine consumed.
Trish holds masters degrees in both Spanish Linguistics and Speech-Language Pathology. She worked for several years in hospitals throughout the New York City region serving bilingual adults and pediatric populations. She currently runs a private practice in lower Manhattan.
Active membership in her children's school's Parent-Teacher Association led to a two year tenure as Co-Chair of Taste of Tribeca, a preeminent culinary event in the New York City area. Trish then opened an event planning company. Writing the montly newsletter to the parent population was also part of her experience on the PTA. As well as serving on the executive member of the local PTA she also serves other local executive boards including the 1st Precinct Community Counsel and The North Tribeca Neighborhood Association.
Lawrence McAlpin has over fourteen years of experience with information technology. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. His technical expertise was refined through years of working for some of the world's leading, and most demanding, Fortune 50 companies.
Currently, he is the software architect responsible for systems involved with the straight through processing and reconciliation of derivatives trades with Bank of America.
Adrian Kunzle is a Managing Director and Global Head of Engineering and Architecture for JPMorgan Chase & Co. He was previously Head of Architecture for the Investment Bank (IB) Division.
Mr. Kunzle's function is to continuously accelerate the speed at which the Firm's technology teams deliver best in class, high quality business solutions, via strong technology leadership, delivery of shared services, and the leverage of technology partnerships. His team does it by shaping the technology strategy for the Bank, and developing strong engineering solutions to common problems shared by more than one division. Mr. Kunzle has a strong track record for delivering shared services while in the Investment Bank, including the IB's grid infrastructure, their identity and access management system, an open source application server stack and a business process management workflow engine. Mr. Kunzle also works with clients of the Bank, sharing the Bank's view on technology trends and strategy.
Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase in 2002, Mr. Kunzle worked as Chief Architect for Walker Digital and Bank One/First USA's Consumer Lending Division. Prior to that he worked as a software engineer for JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Kunzle holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Control, Instrumentation and Systems Engineering from the City University, London, England.
Mollie Battenhouse, Maslow 6 Wine Director
DWS, Advanced Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers
Mollie Battenhouse began her culinary and wine career in the kitchens of Atlanta and New Orleans, which led to her attending the Culinary Institute of America, where she graduated in 1997. After cooking in New York at Payard Patisserie & Bistro and Pondicherry, Mollie found her niche in wine, at Best Cellars, under the tutelage of Joshua Wesson. During her 8 year tenure there, she covered the positions of store manager, educator and wine director.
Mollie then moved to Tribeca Grill, where she worked as head sommelier under Wine Director David Gordon. Here, she helped shape a Wine Spectator Grand Award winning wine list, tasting, selecting, and sourcing many incredible wines. Mollie also planned and managed a series of monthly wine education seminars for the service and bar staff, as well as coordinating and leading wine dinners for up to 120 guests.
Mollie holds the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Advanced Certificate with distinction, and earned the WSET diploma in 2002. She is a candidate for the Master of Wine; having passed the two of the three required examinations, and is currently writing her dissertation. Mollie is also an Advanced Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, and will be sitting for the Master Sommelier exam.
Christopher D. Weil
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
A McCann Worldgroup Company
Chris Weil, global chairman and CEO of Momentum Worldwide, has been a leader with the company for over ten years. Throughout his tenure, Weil has lead the company to double-digit growth year-over-year and has shaped the global agency into a powerhouse of the marketing industry with offices in 51 countries.
Momentum has been widely recognized as Agency of the Year in countries around the globe for its ideas and executions of campaigns that truly break through and move their client's business forward. Ever the visionary, Weil has embraced the emergence of the digital world and its impact on his clients' thinking and the consumer experience. In 2007, Weil introduced the concept of "Phygital"sm - a vision he essentially describes as the seamless interplay of experiences in both the physical space and the digital space. He believes that understanding their inevitable convergence is what makes his agency well poised to continue to lead the industry in the development of the next-level of breakthrough ideas and communications that connect the client's brand with the consumer.
Weil served as president of Momentum New York from 1998 to 2001, where he lead the American Express global account team, creating new entertainment, sports and experiential marketing programs for the American Express brand around the globe. In January 2001, he was appointed regional director for Momentum Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and relocated to London. As the leader of EMEA, he vastly improved the success of Momentum's 33-office European network and spearheaded the aggressive growth of pan-regional clients including Nestlé, Coca-Cola and American Express. In 2003, Weil returned to the United States and took the post of CEO of Momentum Worldwide, as well as earned a seat on the McCann Worldgroup Board of Directors. He is also a board member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies and Falconhead Capital.
Weil started his career in the live event and television production business producing and creating programs with many of America's top properties including the NFL, PGA, NBA and The America's Cup. He holds a degree in economics from Westminster College and resides in New York City with his wife and two daughters. An avid golfer, Weil is also a member of the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY.