Ben Arndt

Prestige Account Manager


Ben Arndt joined Strategic Group in September 2020 as the Prestige Account Manager in Florida and the Southeast, representing Dom Pérignon, Krug , Ruinart, LGD and Hennessy Prestige. A seasoned professional in beverage and hospitality, Ben followed his passion for crafting memorable celebrations into the Maisons of Champagne.

Being born in Atlanta, GA, to two career educators influenced Ben’s desire to lead experiences and pursue knowledge. A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2006, he obtained an Industrial & Systems Engineering degree, while learning of the world of wine at his evening jobs in Atlanta’s premier restaurants. His beverage education continued through years of fine dining management, and led to the completion of the Court of Master Sommeliers 1st Course and WSET Level II.

After ten years of directing restaurants in Miami and Washington D.C., Ben joined Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits in 2016 as a Key Account Manager, with a focus on Miami’s top restaurants, resorts and lounges. In 2018, his path intersected directly with Champagne when he joined a small group of Brand Development Managers to launch the super-premium tete de cuvee, Mod Sélection, in the United States and Canada. Visits to the Champagne region and Cote d’Azur strengthened his connection with the wines of France.

Since joining his new role, Ben has experienced the Moet Hennessy portfolio in-depth with trainings from Chef de Caves Vincent Chaperon of Dom Pérignon, Frédéric Panaïotis of Ruinart, and Julie Cavil of Krug. Additionally, he has shared tasting notes and anecdotes with Olivier Krug, Eric Label and Frederic Dufour.

At Strategic Group, Ben assists the most prestigious restaurants and wine merchants in the Southeast with brand education to craft memorable celebrations.