Ilegal Mezcal Appoints Chief Commercial Officer


January 25, 2022

Ilegal Mezcal, the handcrafted Mexican spirit with a legendary history, appointed Nick Anderson as the newly appointed chief commercial officer.

He will be responsible for all commercial performance relating to the brand and was added to the team following record growth of Ilegal Mezcal – the brand doubled its business in 2021 from the previous year. 

Anderson joins Ilegal with more than 20 years of experience in the U.S. alcohol industry and has held a wide range of executive leadership roles during this time. Most recently, he was the CEO of Copalli Spirits, a craft rum company in Belize. Prior to this, Anderson served as the Vice President of Open States and National Accounts for Bacardi USA, leading the organization’s largest business unit.

Anderson began his career with Molson Coors Beverage Company, holding various executive leadership positions during his tenure. Anderson is currently based in Dallas, TX.

The CCO role is an executive-level sales leadership position responsible for the commercial vision, strategy and expansion of Ilegal in the U.S. and globally. Anderson will report directly to the CEO, John Rexer, and the COO, Michelle Ivey.

“It is a great honor to be a part of the Ilegal Mezcal team,” Anderson said in a news release. “Ilegal is an established category leader and an authentic brand that continues to appeal to consumers who value well-crafted and ethically sourced spirits. The future is bright for mezcal, and I can’t wait to see what this year holds for Ilegal and our team.”