Since forming Ippolito Christon & Co., Mr. Christon has prepared over 500 valuations of brand distribution rights and beverage companies, and has been engaged as exclusive broker or financial advisor in over 100 purchase and sale transactions. Clients have included all major brands of beverage franchisee, including some of the largest beverage distributors in the U.S. Mr. Christon has been quoted in numerous trade articles concerning the value of beverage brand rights, and speaks frequently at national trade association seminars and state beer association conferences.
The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA (1978-1986)
Mr. Christon joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1978. Over a period of eight years he analyzed, evaluated, structured, and negotiated the transfer of ownership of a large number of Coca-Cola bottling companies as part of the historic re-franchising of the U.S. bottler system, in the U.S. In the execution of his duties, Mr. Christon served as a director on the board of directors of several Coca-Cola bottling companies, representing Coca-Cola USA’s minority equity investment.
The Robinson-Humphrey Co., Atlanta, GA (1974-1978)
Mr. Christon’s close affiliation with the beverage industry began in 1974 as a Securities Analyst with The Robinson-Humphrey Co. in Atlanta, researching publicly traded beverage companies. Prior to his career as a Securities Analyst, Mr. Christon was a Financial Analyst at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City.
The Wharton School, MBA Finance
Wabash College, BA Economics