Joe started in the business in 1995 working for Cigar Club International in Alexandria, Virginia where he sold to all classes of trade: wholesale, retail, walk-ins and phone orders (this was before the Internet, of course!). This experience provided him with a great opportunity to learn about the product and the industry and he quickly became involved in all aspects of the operation. By chance, during a discussion with a customer, he learned there wasn’t a cigar store in Williamsburg, Virginia. Shortly after, he left CCI and set out to correct that situation. While at the store, he was asked by Intercontinental Cigar Co. to cover an eight state region for them and accepted. It was here that he learned about “The Road.” He was next approached by U.S. Cigar Sales as they were putting together their first in-house sales team which also proved to be a good environment for learning.
After several buy-outs and corporate changes, Joe realized that he missed the
camaraderie of a more intimate, family-owned business. Fortunately, this
was the same time that Nick Perdomo was looking for someone in his area.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
Joe started with Perdomo in 2007 and is the Regional Sales
Representative responsible for Pennsylvania and Southern
Currently Joe’s favorite cigars are the Patriarch Corona Extra (Maduro or Connecticut) and the Habano Maduro Toro.
“Golf is my second passion.”
Phone: (215) 631 2735