Gennaro started LDV Imports with John Meadow in 2011. He was instrumental in introducing one of the first wood-roasted coffees (Aneri) to the U.S. market. Since 2012, Gennaro has developed and expanded the Aneri and Corso Coffee brands along the East Coast, particularly along the NYC-Washington D.C. corridor, with a view towards increasing brand recognition across the U.S.
Prior to co-founding LDV Imports, Gennaro served as Director of Sales in New York for more than seven years at one of North America's leading Italian espresso companies based in Rome. During his tenure, Gennaro helped to grow the brand by establishing over 400 accounts at some the most prestigious restaurants in New York City. He graduated from Pace University majoring in International Marketing and is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish and French.
Kaio started working in the service and hospitality industry in 2009 when he started working with Gennaro for one of Italy’s most prominent coffee roasters where he was in charge of sales and administrative duties. In 2011 he followed Gennaro and assisted in the inception of LDV Imports, gaining extensive experience and knowledge of the coffee industry. Since then, Kaio has been responsible in running the day to day operations of our company.
Emanuela grew up in Italy, where she has a background in the arts. Since moving to the United States in 2011, Emanuela has worked with some of the most notable restaurants in New York City. Since joining our company in 2016, Emanuela has been assisting in our daily operations. Emanuela is in charge of our orders department and also responsible for providing barista training classes to our customers.