About Gwilym McGrew
Passionate About Cognac
Gwilym McGrew, an entertainment licensing and e-commerce retail professional with over 40 years experience, is President of McGrew Partners, LLC an investment management corporation. Cognac is his passion... thus Cognac.com. In the early 1990’s McGrew created and owned one of the world’s largest e-commerce businesses, which he later sold in 2006. McGrew was President of Art Impressions Inc., a Calabasas California intellectual property development company specializing in the creation and licensing of lifestyle and entertainment brands. Prior to joining Art Impressions, McGrew was Senior Vice President of Retail Business Development and Product Development for Warner Bros. Consumer Products. During his time at Warner Bros. he developed retail marketing strategies for many of the studios licensed products including Looney Tunes, Batman, and Harry Potter. He created retail promotions and events to drive sales of Warner Bros. multi-billion-dollar licensed merchandise brands. McGrew was also a key studio liaison to the AOL Time Warner Global Marketing Solutions Group and member of the studio Integrated Marketing Team. McGrew co-founded and was President of a leading consumer commodity business that in a decade grew to over $200 million in profitable online retail sales. McGrew sold the business in 2022 to a publicly traded company.