Executive Team


CLR Roasters is comprised of great leaders and knowledgeable, skilled employees. Top management has many combined years of industry experience and a proven track record of success. Together they have worked to make CLR Roasters a strong, reputable company and strive for continual growth and expansion.

Dave Briskie

President of Commercial Development & CFO


Prior to joining CLR Roasters in 2007, he was CEO of Drew Pearson Marketing, Inc. (DPM), a designer and manufacturer of licensed, private label, and fashion headwear whose clients included FORTUNE 500 companies, including Disney, Warner Bros., Anheuser Busch, and General Motors as well as NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and various major universities. In 2001 he oversaw the merger of DPM and its key manufacturer, and the public offering of the merged company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Briskie is a recipient of the coveted Paul DeLorenzo scholar-athlete award and in 1983 graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University with a double major in marketing and finance.


Ernesto Aguila

President of Roasting & Sales


Ernesto Aguila is the original founder of Café La Rica which was founded in 2001 and later became CLR Roasters, LLC in 2007. He now serves as the company’s President and under his leadership the company has grown into one of the largest roasting and manufacturing facilities for branded and private label coffee in the country. He started his retail career in 1982 working for Coca-Cola Company as one of their sales managers. Ernesto’s expertise in business development, marketing, strategic client development, extensive knowledge of the coffee industry and production methodology coupled with his exceptional ability to communicate with the customers enables him to continually build strong partnerships.