After spending most of his life in the Northeast, John Converse is newly a permanent resident to Florida.
Having started his professional career managing and operating several McDonald’s franchises in the Philadelphia metro area, John eventually migrated into entrepreneurship and started his own company restoring damaged homes. While successful in that field, John always possessed a passion for cigars, dating back 20 years, and hoped to break into the cigar industry even after smoking his first cigar.
John’s interest in cigars led him to help design, open and run a successful cigar store in Southern New Jersey.
Now entering its sixth year of business, the store is thriving thanks to John’s dedication and enjoyment for the cigar world. Most recently, John worked as an Account Executive for Oliva Cigar Company in the Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware territory and won Rookie of the Year in 2014 and Salesman of the Year in 2015.
John is excited to be part of the Perdomo Cigar Company and welcomed the opportunity to relocate to Florida in order to share the company of fellow cigar enthusiasts in the industry’s best market.
His genuine interest in the industry alone makes him a standout salesman; John truly wants to sit and enjoy a cigar with you! With a Liberal Arts degree from the University of Florida, John isn’t entirely new to the area.
In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, soaking up the Florida sun, spending time with his three kids and wife, and of course, enjoying a good smoke with good friends.