Business 100 – 2019

John Doolin/Heineken USA

John Doolan serves as vice president of Sales Operations for HEINEKEN USA, the world’s most international high-end brewer, and brewer of some of the world’s most popular beers and ciders. Throughout his 14-year tenure, John has led managed sales strategy and key-stakeholder engagement for the company’s 16 beers and ciders within its portfolio, including Heineken, Heineken Light, Amstel Light, Dos Equis, Newcastle Brown Ale, and many more. His passion for the beer industry was fulfilled when he began his career at the Guinness Import Company in 1995. John has a track record for strong business results during his time, most notably via his term as Regional Vice President, Northeast, which remains one of the company’s strongest and most vital revenue streams. John grew up on Long Island, N.Y., with parents from Cork City an Longford. He earned a B.A. in English from Iona College, and a certificate of Business Management from the University of Notre Dame. He currently lives in Connecticut with his wife, Mary, and daughters, Cate and Elizabeth, and is active in the Gaelic-American Club of Fairfield, C.T., and is a member of the Knights of St. Patrick.