Executive Management

Corby has made leadership a point of differentiation. The Company encourages leadership behaviors at all levels of the organization, starting with the executive team members. Each member is an expert in their field and inspires those around them to be their best. Collectively, the executive team has extensive experience in the alcoholic beverage industry, manufacturing and consumer goods and brings a global view to Canada’s leading distributor of premium spirits and fine wines.

R. Patrick O'Driscoll
President & Chief Executive Officer

R. Patrick O'Driscoll

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Patrick O’Driscoll is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Corby and has been a director of Corby since July 2009. Mr. O’Driscoll was the Chief Executive Officer of Malibu-Kahlúa International, a dba of Pernod Ricard U.S.A. LLC, from 2007 to 2009, after serving as Commercial Director of Chivas Brothers Ltd. from 2002 to 2007. He joined Pernod Ricard as Marketing Manager of Campbell Distillers in 1992. Prior to joining Pernod Ricard, Mr. O’Driscoll held various positions with International Distillers & Vintners since 1985.

Stéphane Côté
Vice-President, Sales

Stéphane Côté

Vice-President, Sales

Mr. Stéphane Côté is Vice-President, Sales, of Corby. He joined Corby in June 2006 as Sales Director for Ontario. Prior to joining Corby, he worked at Pernod Ricard Canada, where he held the position of Director of Sales for Ontario. Mr. Côté has worked in various senior sales’ roles in seven provinces and has worked in the beverage alcohol industry for 27 years.

Anne Martin
Vice-President, Marketing

Anne Martin

Vice-President, Marketing

Ms. Anne Martin was appointed as the Vice-President of Marketing for Corby effective September 1, 2017. Ms. Martin joined the Pernod Ricard organization in 1998 as Chef de Produit Pacific – Innovation. From there she became Chef de Produit Senior Chivas – The Glenlivet in 2001. In 2003 she moved to Chef de Groupe Anis and in 2008 became Brand Director Prestige Brands with Ricard. Her most recent position in the group was with Pernod Ricard Australia as Marketing Director. Prior to joining Pernod Ricard, she started her career with Unilever as Brand manager. Ms. Martin is a graduate from the ESCP Business school.

Paul G. Holub
Vice-President, Human Resources

Paul G. Holub

Vice-President, Human Resources

Mr. Paul Holub is Vice-President, Human Resources, of Corby since February 2007. He was Vice-President, Human Resources Operations, of Pernod Ricard North America from February 2006 to February 2007. Mr. Holub was Vice-President, HR Centre of Expertise, America, and Vice-President, Compensation & Benefits, North America, of Allied Domecq PLC/Pernod Ricard North America from 2004 to 2006. He was Vice-President, Human Resources of Hiram Walker & Sons Limited from 1996 to 2004. Mr. Holub was Human Resources Director of Pepsi Cola Canada Beverages (West) Ltd. from 1993 to 1996. He held a number of human resources positions with McDonnell Douglas Canada Ltd. from 1983 to 1993.

Jim Stanski
Vice-President, Production

Jim Stanski

Vice-President, Production

Mr. Jim Stanski has been Vice-President, Production, of Corby since November 2009, having had responsibility for Corby production since 2006. Mr. Stanski is also Vice-President, Production, of Hiram Walker & Sons Limited. He was named Site Manager for Hiram Walker in 2004, after holding various operational roles since joining in 1994. Prior to joining Hiram Walker, he held a number of engineering roles with General Motors of Canada.

Marc A. Valencia
General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Vice-President, Public Affairs

Marc A. Valencia

General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Vice-President, Public Affairs

Mr. Marc Valencia is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Vice-President, Public Affairs, of Corby. Mr. Valencia also acts as Chief Privacy Officer of Corby. He joined Corby in 2004. Mr. Valencia was an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP in Menlo Park, California, from 2000 to 2003, and at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Toronto, Ontario, from 1998 to 2000. He was a Senior Business Advisor at Arthur Andersen & Co. LLP from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Valencia was called to the bars of Ontario in 1997 and California in 2001. He received his ICD.D designation in 2009.

Antonio Sánchez Villarreal
Vice-President, & Chief Financial Officer

Antonio Sánchez Villarreal

Vice-President, & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Antonio Sánchez Villarreal is the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation and has been a director since September, 2015. He was Chief Financial Officer of Pernod Ricard Japan from 2012 to 2015 and was Chief Financial Officer of Jan-Becher from 2009 to 2011. He was the Vice-President of Finance for Malibu-Kahlua International from 2005 to 2009; Director of FP&A Allied Domecq North America from 2003 to 2005 and Finance Manager for Allied Domecq North America from 2001 to 2002, after serving as Project Manager in Operations at Allied Domecq Mexico in 2000. Mr. Sanchez Villarreal was also a Senior Financial Analyst, Global Operations at Allied Domecq PLC from 1999 to 2000 and started his career as a Financial Analyst at Allied Domecq Spain in 1996.