Our Team

Claudia Farrokhnia - President, Co-Founder & CMO

Claudia is the cofounder of Casa Luigi, bringing years of successful conception, launch and marketing of beverage brands in the US. She is one of the few female leaders among alcoholic beverage companies. She led marketing, PR and event coordination for major movie theaters, film premiers, and celebrity endorsement campaigns as co-founder of Absolutagentur LA, an international celebrity and talent agency.

Wolfgang Santner - CEO & Co-Founder

Wolfgang is the cofounder of Casa Luigi, forming the company after years of developing beverage brands, as well as, importing and marketing consumer brands into the US. He co-founded Absolutagentur LA, an agency structuring contracts between celebrity talent and US + European brands. Wolfgang is also a lawyer, specializing in entertainment law for high profile clients and celebrities.

Kevin Swadish - Chief Operating Officer / Off Premise Expert

Kevin Swadish has broad experience in sales, senior management, operations, marketing, and brand building in the wine and spirits world. He has a passion for growing emerging brands and has a strong track record of success including Skyy vodka, Samuel Smith beers, Sole Water, Sabemos Beverages, 1921 Tequila, and Duval Leroy Champagne. He has deep relationships with key US retailers including major chains including Kroger, Albertsons, Target, Cost Plus, HEB, Safeway/Vons, Whole Foods, and BevMo.

Rino Armeni - On Premise Expert

Former Executive Marketing Director of Southern Wine & Spirits in Nevada, the largest alcohol distributor in the US. Founder & CEO of Liquids Unleashed providing beverage services to brands within on and off premise accounts. Founder and CEO of the Las Vegas Business Academy as well as, founder and CEO Armeni Enterprises, a hospitality consulting company. Rino has held several executive roles at Caesars Palace, Walt Disney World Resorts, and Marriott Corporation.

Matt Carfagnini - Director of Sales

Matt Carfagnini comes from a diverse food and beverage background that began during childhood; these same childhood memories ignited his passion for the wine and spirits industry.  Matthew’s professional experience includes an early career start at SGWS, before beginning his supplier journey at The Patron Spirits company.  From there he has worked with brands like Stoli and most recently spearheaded the launch of Mamitas Tequila & Soda.  He has wide-reaching relationships in both the On and Off Channels and has a reputation for building brands and having his pulse on how to touch the consumer.