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Management Team

Management Team

Peter Martino – Chairman & CEO, Co-Founder

Peter is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Georgetown Law School, a former nuclear submarine officer, and a successful serial entrepreneur. He built his first company, XRT, Inc., a financial software firm, to $10 million in sales before selling it to a public company in late 1998. A passionate tea enthusiast, Peter co-founded Capital Teas in mid-2007 just after completing law school. During the company's first 3 years, Peter served as both a lawyer at one of the nation's leading litigation firms and as our CEO, but by September 2010, put his legal career aside to spend full time at Capital Teas. Peter drives our company's strategic growth and revenue generation, recruits and leads the management team, directs new initiatives, site selection, media relations, and (most importantly) tea selection. He has become recognized as a leading tea expert and in 2015 was nominated by World Tea Media as one of the nation’s top tea educators. Peter's multifaceted career prior to founding Capital Teas has also included a tenure as Presidential appointee to the federal government's Senior Executive Service at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as a real-estate developer and broker, and as a business consultant. Peter is a recognized business and community leader in Maryland. His favorite teas are Milk Oolong, Organic Oriental Beauty, and Organic Tong Mu Phoenix Lapsang Souchong.

Craig Kershaw – Chief Financial Officer

Craig has over 20 years of experience at the CFO and Controller level in the transportation, construction and service industries. He has worked with medium size businesses up to Fortune 500 companies and has had the full range of financial management responsibilities – financing, treasury, accounting, risk management, and information technology. Craig has been involved in start up operations, arranging financing, real estate lease negotiations, and complex multi million dollar insurance transactions. Craig has experience with all levels of financial and accounting software, from QuickBooks to custom systems used in multi billion dollar operations. He has been involved in numerous system conversion projects and upgrades. He is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Craigs's favorite tea is Bao Zhong.