MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits (Southern Glazer's)—the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol—today announced the appointment of Alan Wizemann as its Chief Digital Officer (CDO), effective August 15, 2023. This strategic appointment reflects Southern Glazer's continued commitment to investing in digital and analytics across its enterprise to better serve its suppliers, customers, and enabling its teams. Wizemann’s vast experience leading large-scale digital transformations will propel the Company towards a digital-forward culture, unlocking new growth opportunities.
With decades of experience in digital product development, omni-channel experiences, technology, and entrepreneurship, Wizemann has been instrumental in shaping and transforming the digital landscape for some of the world's most well-known consumer companies. At Target Corporation, he launched and led key digital initiatives across Target.com, Target Mobile, and Cartwheel, which became an industry leading mobile platform. Wizemann also held digital leadership roles driving transformation at Lululemon Athletica Inc., Goop, WebMD, Dollar Shave Club, quip, and most recently, Munchkin Inc. His visionary approach to product strategy, user-centric design and building agile teams at scale has consistently delivered results. Wizemann is an engineer at heart who has delivered effective solutions in complex environments, and he is a proven entrepreneur who has built and scaled digital capabilities and fostered a culture of innovation.
In his new role, Wizemann will report to Chief Growth Officer David Chaplin and assume responsibility for the Company’s enterprise-wide digital initiatives—including the industry-leading B2B eCommerce Proof® platform. He will build on the success of Proof®, which was developed and cultivated under the guidance of John Wittig, Chief Commercial Officer. Wizemann will also focus his efforts on additional digital initiatives to further strengthen Southern Glazer’s capabilities beyond commercial applications across the organization by leading the delivery of differentiating digital and AI capabilities across its value chain.
"We are thrilled to welcome Alan Wizemann to Southern Glazer's as our Chief Digital Officer," said David Chaplin. "His track record of success in building and leading digital organizations, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit, aligns perfectly with our culture and vision for the future. Alan's expertise will be instrumental in ensuring we continue to deliver exceptional value to our suppliers, customers and teams. I am confident that Alan will help drive the next digital chapter in the Southern Glazer’s story.”
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Canada, as well as brokerage operations through its WEBB Banks division in the Caribbean, Central and South America. In 2022, Southern Glazer’s was listed as one of Forbes Best Employers for Diversity. In 2021, Southern Glazer’s was selected as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, as well as named by Newsweek as a Top 100 Most Loved Workplace. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits.