Skip Ragan

SVP Sales, Marketing, Public Relations

Born and raised in the great state of Florida!  

Gainesville born, Sarasota raised, and Gainesville educated (Go Gators!).  I have had multiple wine and spirit roles managing multiple states.  Because of this experience, our family has made an obvious life decision – West Central Florida is and always will be home.  

I have joined the team as a 19-year Industry veteran (Gallo, Pernod Ricard, Diageo) with a background in On-Sale, Off-Sale, ON and OFF Chains and all things Distributor Management.  

Joining SPD in November of 2019 has been kismet.  The Iafrate’s (SPD Owners) have an undying passion for this area and our products and I am proud to be a part of a truly special team in a thriving industry.  We are so fortunate to be able to make and offer quality spirit items – hand-made pot still craft right here in St Petersburg Florida.  


Most memorable role prior to joining SPD

Service Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida – Directing activities and generating donations for disadvantaged youth.  

Outside of Work

Golf, Family Time, Fishing, Community Service, Golf

The best part of my job

No two days are the same!  Every day brings a new challenge that turns into an actionable opportunity.  

Favorite Drink

Sunshine Whiskey on the rocks

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