Host Alex Quin speaks with Tony Chvala, CEO of Axia Spirit! Axia Spirit is a distilled beverage brand that produces extra dry spirit distilled from the aromatic resin of the Mastiha tree, found on the hillsides of Greece.
Aside from this, Tony has also helped grow industry giants like Amazon and Groupon into the giants they are today!
In this episode, you will learn the steps Tony took to ensure a smooth transition from managing various startups to building a startup of his own. Tony also shares awesome marketing tips he's learned so far as a marketing professional.
[01:18] Podcast begins
[2:01] Your team is doing a fantastic job at engaging with the local community - Alex
[2:35] It is about the experience, Axia Spirit is a unique experience itself - Tony
[2:36] So let's talk about Axia, break it down for me - Alex
[3:05] It is essentially a base spirit that competes with the likes of gin, vodka, and tequila. - Alex
[3:15] How did this whole thing come together, man? - Alex
[4:10] We wanted to take a greek spirit to the international playground - Tony
[5:41] How far back does your marketing go? - Alex
[7:08] What did high school Tony want to do? - Alex
[7:20] I've always had that desire for sales and marketing - Tony
[8:11] I never thought I'd go from running multi-billion dollar organizations to small startups - Tony
[10:11] How long did it take you from conceptualizing to actually having products? - Alex
[15:18] How was the switch for you? -Alex
[16:54] One of the cool things about a long career is that you really get to meet interesting people - Alex
[19:19] What do you see for the brand in the next 10 to 5 years? - Alex
[22:34] As a person, Tony, how do you want to be remembered? - Alex
[17:13] “You don't have to have a massive team to make an impact; Just find the right people”- Alex
[20:12] The minute you stop being authentic, you’ve lost it -Tony
[25:23] Bring people up, don't be the only one that wants to win - Alex