The Team

Tom Ramsey
Chief Financial Officer

Tom performs corporate finance functions and conducts investor relations, in addition to structuring new B2B relationships for BeerDropper on behalf of related venture incubator CEO in A Box. Tom has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and two graduate degrees (from the London School of Economics and the University of Chicago). Tom’s work experience includes a leading consumer services company in the identity theft protection and restoration industry, Mercer Investment Consulting, and Merrill Lynch.

Clyde Danganan
Chief Technology Officer

Clyde has 17+  years of experience as a software/web developer and architect. He has worked in the computer leasing, financial, and academic industries and is currently the Assistant Director of the Academic and Administrative Applications Group in the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. Clyde earned a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an MS from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a BA from Washington University. He is a Microsoft Certified Application Developer and holds a Chicago Management Institute certificate (Chicago Booth School of Business). Clyde is responsible for software architecture, design and development of consumer and partner mobile web applications.

Jeremy Krell
Founder/CEO

Prior to BeerDropper, and founding venture incubator CEO in A Box, Jeremy had 12 years of experience as an entrepreneur, with three successful exits. Jeremy has a Bachelors of Science degree from Brandeis University and two graduate degrees (DMD - Tufts University, MBA - University of Chicago). He is a licensed and practicing dentist and serial entrepreneur. As CEO, he handles recruitment, capital introduction, and strategic management services.

John Durkin
Advisor/Investor

John sits on the Board of Managers, plays a pivotal role in investment strategy, and brings deep alcohol industry knowledge. He received his Bachelor degree in Economics and History from the State University of New York at Albany in 1994. After leaving Albany, John worked at Anheuser-Busch from 1995-1999. He held many different positions in the marketing and sales teams before rising to manager of the NYC district. In 1998, John invested in, and later acquired and grew, an establishment called Mad River Bar and Grille. John now runs River Partners, which has 12 locations of various themes and concepts.

Alex Mathai
Product Manager

Alex is a big picture thinker with experience advising companies from early stage to Fortune 100 in size, who uses data driven analysis and creativity to find solutions to complex problems. Alex has a Bachelors of Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and is a member of MENSA. He works closely with the CEO, is responsible for developing the product and ensuring product-market fit, as well as participating in strategic business development.

Gregory Drozdow
VP of Marketing

Greg has focused his career in private wealth management and has served as a Financial Advisor for McAdam Financial since 2012. Serving 1000s of clients across 5 major cities in the U.S., Greg leads a team of advisors and is part of a group that manages over $1 billion in Assets Under Management. Greg is fully licensed as an Investment Advisor Representative and received his Bachelor's degree in Health Policy and Business from Brandeis University. Greg’s role with BeerDropper is to continue to grow the marketing strategy, build strong relationships with retail partners, and help both partners and consumers connect quicker and more efficiently.

Faraz Siddiqui

Digital Marketing

Faraz has 3+ years of professional experience in digital marketing for a diverse portfolio of companies in the industrial, marketing, and electronics sectors. He specializes in creative social media content to boost brand awareness and customer acquisition. Faraz has a B.A. in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he conducted and published SEO research regarding online dating websites. Faraz will spearhead digital marketing activities for BeerDropper.