BOSTON, March 19, 2019 — Drizly, North America’s first and largest alcohol e-commerce marketplace, today announced that Jacqueline P. Flug has joined its leadership team as VP of Legal, Regulatory and Industry Affairs, deepening the company’s considerable regulatory expertise. Flug formerly served as General Counsel to the New York State Liquor Authority, where she advised the agency on matters including internet sales of alcoholic beverages and third party providers, and oversaw the state’s task force on alcohol-related e-commerce. She will collaborate with Nidhi Kumar, Drizly’s General Counsel and SVP for Industry Affairs, on compliance and legislative matters.
“Drizly was founded with a deep understanding of, and respect for, the complex legal and regulatory systems governing alcohol sales and distribution in this country, and is very mindful of the sensitivities and nuances of bringing a controlled product online,” said Cory Rellas, Drizly’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder. “We are thrilled to have Jaci on our team. She brings not only tremendous experience as an attorney, but also a solid understanding of the beverage alcohol legal environment and invaluable insights from a regulator’s point of view, at a time when alcohol e-commerce continues to expand.”
Rellas said that Flug’s regulatory experience in the alcoholic beverages industry, combined with Drizly’s expertise in operating an e-commerce platform, will contribute to Drizly’s growth and further solidify its leadership position.
“The opportunity to apply my regulatory experience to the enterprise side at a company with Drizly’s reputation, vision, technology and talent is energizing,” said Flug. “I’m looking forward to contributing to the growth of an emerging category and advancing Drizly’s thought leadership in the industry.”
Drizly, now available in over 100 cities in North America, is the best way to shop for beer, wine, and spirits online, offering consumers of legal drinking age the widest selection of adult beverages, unrivaled price transparency and comparison power, an easy and intuitive shopping experience right from their smart phones and laptops, and the convenience of delivery to homes and offices in under one hour. The Drizly mobile app and website offer deep wells of information, packed with cocktail recipes, pro tips and popular adult beverage trends.
Drizly is the world’s largest alcohol marketplace and the best way to shop beer, wine, and spirits. With the speed and convenience of on-demand delivery and shipping, customers can easily browse and order their favorites through the Drizly website or mobile app. By partnering with the best retail stores in over 100 cities in North America, Drizly provides consumers a rich e-commerce experience that offers unrivaled selection, competitive pricing, and personalized content to users of legal drinking age. Drizly operates across the United States and Canada, from Austin to Boston, Calgary to Tampa, New York City to Denver (and beyond). Backed by world-class institutional investors, the company has raised over $67 million to date.