Changing a Business in Response to a Changing Environment
Jul 01, 2020
Andy Rieger - J.Rieger & Co.
Changing a Business in Response to a Changing Environment

A Kansas City native, Andy resurrected Jacob Rieger & Company distillery in 2014 with Ryan Maybee. Founded in 1887 by his great-great-great-grandfather, Jacob Rieger, the original distillery closed during Prohibition. A graduate of Southern Methodist University with a double major in Mathematics and Finance, Andy is a recovering private equity analyst and investment banker. His executive experience combined with a passion for manufacturing and brand-building have fueled his transition to management and operations at the distillery. Named both a “Next Gen Leader” and “Kansas City’s Power 100” by the KC Business Journal, Andy is the lead force behind the growth of the J. Rieger & Co. brand and the revival of Kansas City’s historic Electric Park neighborhood.