Endeavor Midwest welcomes Kaveh Zamanian, the CEO and Founder of Rabbit Hole Distillery, to the Board of Directors. Kaveh is focused on supporting and highlighting the next generation of high-impact founders globally and across Kentucky, Indiana, & Ohio as an Endeavor board member.
“Nothing speaks louder than when an Endeavor Entrepreneur joins the Endeavor Board. When entrepreneurs scale and go big – the very best then reinvest in the community and new entrepreneurs,” said Founding Managing Director, Jackson Andrews.
Kaveh Zamanian is the Founder, CEO and chief whiskey officer of Rabbit Hole Spirits, LLC. He has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and for over twenty years maintained a successful career as a psychologist, psychoanalyst and academic. He then pursued his long-standing passion for fine spirits and American Whiskey and in 2012 founded Rabbit Hole Spirits. As a whiskey maker, Kaveh dispensed with many of the conventions of today’s mass-produced bourbon to produce Rabbit Hole’s signature one-of-a-kind, award-winning spirits. He designed and developed Rabbit Hole Distillery in the heart of Louisville. Now one of the largest Bourbon distilleries in the world, the facility has been named the architectural icon of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
Rabbit Hole is now one of the fastest-growing American Whiskey brands in the country. In 2018, Kaveh was named an Endeavor Entrepreneur and in 2019 he received the honor of Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst & Young. Also, in 2019, Rabbit Hole formed a partnership with the second-largest spirit company in the world, Pernod-Ricard. With this partnership, Rabbit Hole is positioned to scale internationally and poised to achieve its ambition of becoming the next big American Whiskey brand. In recognition of his achievements, in 2022, Kaveh was inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame’s 20th-anniversary class, cementing his place among industry pioneers and visionaries. “Kaveh absolutely embodies the Endeavor mindset of Go Big, Give Back… we believe he is just getting started!” said Jackson Andrews.
Endeavor is the world’s leading community of high-growth entrepreneurs. Founded in 1997, Endeavor unlocks the transformational power of entrepreneurship by selecting, supporting, and investing in the world’s top founders to help them achieve large-scale growth. Today, Endeavor’s network spans over 40 countries and supports more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, whose companies generate combined revenues of over $42 billion, employ more than 3.4 million people, and, in 2020, raised over $4 billion in capital including from Endeavor Catalyst, our rules-based venture capital fund. Endeavor’s unique entrepreneur-first model, peer-to-peer community, and trust-based network provides a platform and resources for founders to dream big, scale up, and pay it forward to the next generation. In 2015, an Endeavor office was launched in Louisville, Kentucky as one of the first in the U.S. Our office supports Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio entrepreneurs. Learn more at www.endeavor.org