Vern Davis, Partner and SVP of Business Development at Protis Global

With over sixteen years’ experience building brands with Diageo and Beecham, there isn’t a single thing about the food and drink world that Vern doesn’t know. He’s traveled across six states, moved home seven times and managed over twenty different brands. Once upon a time Vern Davis used to employ Protis Global to find him talent, but after years of working with us, a wonderful relationship and a burning ambition, he became part of our family. Which means he knows everything about the people he recruits for, he used to be one of them.

He might look intimidating, but he’s soft as butter on the inside and hopelessly devoted to his family, his team and the pursuit of changing lives. He met his wife in university thirty-five years ago, and he’s still as starry-eyed as a newlywed.

Bert Miller, CEO of Protis Global

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Born and raised on a farm in northern Indiana, Bert Miller raised himself up through the brands of E. & J. Gallo and Revlon, to then start Protis Global and raise us all.

An athlete all his life, from baseball to football, and now mind-numbing, soul-building marathons, Bert takes the competition, the drive, the sweat and the brutal determination of a sportsman and plows it all into Protis Global.

From farm to founder, he knows better than anyone else that the underdog can take on the mighty. It’s one of the reasons he started Protis Global; the absolute, all-consuming belief that anyone can choose a path less traveled and fulfill their dreams. His ethos is why we all hustle every day, to build companies and put talented individuals in their dream roles. If you ask Bert anything, his answer will always be bourbon.