About the Principal
Stephen Cook founded
GLCA in 1993. Our consulting activities are well grounded in beverage
wholesaler operations and sales. We expanded our activities from beverage
distribution management to include beverage supply-chain management because
of some fundamentals - beverage distributors and suppliers goals are virtually
the same - "give the customer what they want, when they want it."
"Raising the bar" is a more complicated process for today's
wholesalers and suppliers. Our client's success continues to rely on how
capable they are at transforming their companies to meet the ever-changing
market needs. We have achieved our successes by working with our distributors
and suppliers in helping them gain competitive advantages, develop growth
capacity and improve profitability by focusing on customer service.
Stephen is one of the top experts in the beverage distribution field.
Stephen has over 30 years of beverage industry expertise including 28
years of providing management consulting services to over 50 beverage
industry clients and 6 years as the general manager for 2 metropolitan
Stephen's general business qualifications are comprised of experience
in various management assignments including department management, venture
startups, project management, corporate business development and general
Stephen is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants and is
recognized by the Institute's designation of CMC (Certified Management
Consultant). His other association memberships include the National Beer
Wholesalers Association and his formal education includes: MBA - Finance
and Accounting from Regis University, Denver, Colo.; and BS - Industrial
Engineering Tech, University of Dayton, Ohio.