Bridget Firtle

Like most entrepreneurs, Bridget C Firtle’s path to establishing her most recent endeavor, The Cyclone Group, was unconventional. After business school, her career began at a hedge fund as a consumer goods investor with a focus in global alcoholic beverage companies. Several years later, in 2012, Bridget saw an opportunity to join the renaissance occurring in American distilling – with a vision cultivated, she jumped ship from lucrative Wall Street life, bet it all and founded Owney’s Rum — needless to say, Bridget hasn’t looked back from the entrepreneurial game since. Five short years after launching Owney’s, Firtle formed a strategic partnership with a large spirits company and in early 2020 she successfully exited the relationship to move on to new adventures — including the launch of Rockaway Drinks.

Firtle holds finance degrees from McGill University (Bachelor of Commerce) and Binghamton University (MBA) and has been recognized nationally in Forbes, The Financial Times, Newsweek, The NY Times, WSJ, Business Insider and CNBC amongst other publications. In her free time you can find the proud native New Yorker in the ocean, riding stationary bikes in the dark, drinking all types of drinks, laughing hard, practicing yoga, eating plants, and dancing like nobody’s watching.

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