About Us

Jerry Thornton, CEO and Founder of Craft Beverage Finance has over 20 years of experience in operational finance. He began his career at AOL (America Online) with a focus on forecasting and budgeting. He later moved to United Health Group as a key leader responsible for margin analytics, forecasting, budgeting of over 25 billion dollars annually. Thornton then moved to smaller organizations to focus on helping businesses optimize margins, identify strategic initiatives, manage sales targets, restructure financial reporting and achieve growth targets. Jerry left the corporate landscape in 2017 to open Bryant’s Cider.

Jerry received a Bachelors in Economics and a Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University. Jerry earned a certificate in Cider Making from Cornell University and a Craft Brewing Professional certificate from the University of Richmond.