Business 100 – 2016

Alfred J. Small/Castle Brands, Inc.

Alfred J. Small is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Castle Brands, Inc., a producer, marketer, and distributor of spirits with a strong portfolio of Irish brands, such as Clontarf Whiskey, Boru Irish Vodka, and Brady’s Irish Cream. He has over fifteen years of experience in finance, operations, and compliance in the spirits industry.

Alfred joined Castle Brands during its early stages in 2004, playing a critical role in taking the company public and its growth over the subsequent years. Previously, he was a practicing accountant at Grodsky Caporrino & Kaufman, LLP. He is a CPA and holds a B.S. from the State University of New York.

He is a fourth-generation Irish American on both sides of his family. His father’s lineage traces back to Co. Tipperary, and his mother’s to Co. Clare. “Growing up in a family proud of its Irish heritage provided me with the work ethic, charity, loyalty and humor to meet all challenges head-on,” he says.

Alfred lives on Long Island with his wife, Joanna. They have four children, Alfred, Matthew, Gabriella, and Giovanna.