The front office at Mombacho Cigars S.A. is seeing some changes. New names aren’t being added, and familiar ones aren’t going away, but roles are definitely shifting. After nearly five years as president, Claudio Sgroi is stepping down from the position. Instead, he will be a master blender and partner with Mombacho.
So who’s taking over as president? That job is now falling to Cameron “Cam” Heaps, a co-founder of Mombacho. Heaps started out in craft beer, co-founding the Toronto-based Steam Whistle Brewing. Later, in 2006, he was inspired to start a premium cigar brand while visiting Nicaragua. As the story goes, he capped his trip with a cigar atop Volcano Mombacho, near Lake Cocibolca. Obviously, the experience left quite the impression.
Today, the brand is continuing to grow. They are still producing quality cigars from their factory in Granada, and show no signs of slowing down as they reach their 15-year anniversary with a new president at the helm. As the exiting president Claudio Sgroi said in a press release:
“…[Cam’s] deeper involvement will be crucial for taking Mombacho to the next level. As business partners and colleagues, we are excited for what the future holds for Mombacho.”