Vice President of Sales – Gurkha Cigars
Juan Lopez was named Vice President of Sales for Gurkha Cigars in 2019 and is responsible driving the company’s sales through various distribution channels, with a focus on sales growth and increasing market share.
Lopez has a successful track record of more than 20 years including several sales positions within the cigar industry. Lopez began working with Caribbean Cigar Company in 1996 as an account executive. In 1997 he began working with Carlos Toraño Cigars as the company’s first sales representative. During his time with Toraño, Lopez was able to grow his territory from $0- $2 million. In 2009 Lopez joined Rocky Patel Cigar as National Account/Sales Manager and grew national sales by 25 percent.
In 2010 Lopez joined the sales team at Gurkha Cigars became Gurkha’s top Representative within the first year and subsequently was promoted to Sales Director. In this position he hired a new sales team and grew the business by 35 percent in 2011. Year to date Gurkha sales on brick and mortar has increased 25 percent under Lopez’ leadership. He manages 11 sales representatives throughout the U.S.
Lopez holds a bachelor in Business Administration from Florida International University. He lives in Miami is and has three daughters.